Welcome!

DreamPort is a combination of state-of-the-art facilities, innovative programs, and imaginative people charged with finding that spark that leads to unparalleled capability for USCYBERCOM and the warfighters at large.

Located in Columbia, Maryland, DreamPort was created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement between the Maryland Innovation & Security Institute and United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM).

Notice for all interested parties to DreamPort events: Announcement of DreamPort events that are considered to have high potential for further efforts that may be accomplished via FAR-based contracting instruments, Other Transaction Authority (OTA) for Prototype Projects 10 USC 2371b, Prizes for advanced technology achievements 10 USC 2374a, and/or Prize Competitions 15 USC 3719, may be made at the dreamport.tech website. All announcements made at the dreamport.tech website are considered to satisfy the reasonable effort to obtain competition in accordance with 10 USC 2374a (b), 15 USC 3719 (e) and 10 USC 2371b (b)(2). All FAR based actions will follow announcement procedures per FAR 5.201(b) accordingly.

Why Register for DreamPort?

DreamPort welcomes all, but we have to know about you. We hold daily, monthly, and quarterly events by invitation only. By registering with the DreamPort you will receive our periodic emails about upcoming events, new services and capabilities, and mentoring opportunities. We provide a place where you can upload a resume, abstract or other document that describes who you are, what you are expert at, and how you want to help.

This information can also be about your organization or company. We use the information you provide to learn more about your interests and expertise. For example, are you a cyber subject matter expert that would like to engage in a rapid prototyping event (RPE)? We look forward to having you as a part of the DreamPort Partnership Network.

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Upcoming Events

Cyber Conversation & Coffee
OpenC2 / Google Platform Crash Course

Join the OpenC2 team at Dreamport from 10am to 12pm on December 5 for a free workshop that will teach attendees how to use Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for the upcoming OpenC2 Plug Fest.

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Cyber Conversation & Coffee
Cyber Conversation & Coffee (C3) December 9

Due to the Holidays, there will only be one Cyber Conversation & Coffee in December on the 9th. Please register for this event on the DreamPort website so we can get an idea of how many people to expect.

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RPE: The Broken Gear in the Watch
RPE: The Broken Gear in the Watch

NOTE NEW DATE: On January 14-16, 2020, we want to test participant's abilities to find and mitigate vulnerabilities in open source embedded device firmware such as switches, routers and firewalls and other devices. During the actual event, participants should be prepared to analyze firmware images.

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Cyber Conversation & Coffee
OpenC2 Plug Fest

OpenC2 is a recently released suite of OASIS specifications that define a standard language for command and control of cyber defense technologies. DreamPort has graciously offered to host the first OpenC2 Plug Fest on January 27 and 28, 2020.

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RPE: The Rotten Apple in the Bushel
RPE: The Rotten Apple in the Bushel

NOTE NEW DATE: On February 11-13, 2020, we will infect hosts within the RodinCorp network we used in RPE-003 with malware and common attacks which will perpetrate the theft of user credentials. This network will operate as normally designed with users and automated processes constantly logging in and out (of a Windows domain), administrators logging and out of services such as the local firewall and SSH and users logging in and out of applications on the local network.

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RPE: The Dangers in DreamValley
RPE: The Dangers in DreamValley

NOTE NEW DATE: On March 24-26, 2020, we are studying solutions (software and hardware) to monitor critical infrastructure by deploying them in a scale model city. For the purposes of this event in DreamValley we have several elements we define as critical infrastructure.

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The Turing Test Prize Challenge
The Turing Test Prize Challenge

In Spring of 2020, this will be a challenge event where participants develop a stand-alone automated process to interact with a Microsoft Windows machine just as a human user may do with the goal being to fool a human judge who is monitoring target computers via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or Virtual Network Computing (VNC) into thinking a normal user is interacting with that machine and not an automated program or process.

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Our Current Challenge Problems

DreamPort is excited to announce three challenge problems we will focus on over the next several months. The challenge problems can be divided into functional capability (e.g., vulnerability research) and enabling technologies (e.g., machine learning). We are ultimately looking for functional capability, but the underlying solution should integrate one or more of the enabling technologies. The three capability areas include: vulnerability research, signature diversity, and global awareness of malware.

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Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM)

This request for White Paper (RWP) is being issued to conduct research, development, and testing activities associated with Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) activities. New Extended Due Date is 14 November, 2019 @ 12:00pm EST.

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Small Business Industry Day Slides Now Available

Did you attend the recent Small Business Industry Day event, or did you want to and weren't able to attend? Well, now you can request to download the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) roadmap slides presented at DreamPort's Small Business Industry Day by Katie Arrington on July 16, 2019!

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New Draft of CMMC Available

You can now request the draft of the new (v0.6). Draft Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) v0.6 is now available, and includes several changes to the standard. The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense released the draft on November 8th to allow industry a look at what it can expect when the final CMMC revision is published.

Submit your Request at MISI.tech

What have we learned from our events?

RPE-001: The Chameleon & The Snake
RPE-001: The Chameleon & The Snake

This RPE specifically targeted malware signature diversity and signature measurement for Microsoft Windows (x86 and amd64) in a simulated operational environment at a realistic pace.

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RPE-003: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
RPE-003: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs published in 1894 includes the tale of the wolf in sheep's clothing. Just as in this tale, DreamPort played the Shepherd trying to spot the wolf in the flock. DreamPort executed an RPE competition where participants designed, implemented or enhanced user activity monitoring (UAM) solutions for detecting live and recent insider threat attacks or unauthorized activities.

Read what we learned.

Get to Know Us

Meet the Team

Put a face to a name. Get to know the team so next time you see them, you can say hello.

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Request a Meeting

Want to demo your technology, or want to get a demo of some of ours? Let's meet.

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Schedule a Tour

Have time to stop by our new facility? Schedule a tour here.

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Our Facility

DreamPort Columbia Location
7000 Columbia Gateway, Suite 150
Columbia, MD 21046
p: + 1 443 626 4450

We are now expanding, but we are officially open! Curious, and in the area? Schedule a tour.

Columbia Gateway is very close to so many restaurants, hotels and other amenities that it was an easy choice to establish our DreamPort location. Destinations such as Columbia Gateway Retail, Columbia Restaurant Park, Columbia Crossing, Gateway Overlook, Dobbin Road Retail, Snowden Square, Stanford Boulevard Retail and Route 1 Retail are all within a 1.5 mile radius!

Why Columbia Gateway?

Columbia Gateway is near the BWI Airport and has 71 restaurants and 7 hotels in a 1.5 mile radius. You can walk, jog and bike on the nearby bike paths or visit excellent gyms in our building or down the road.