The Pentagon's Department of
Defense, Rapid Reaction Technology Office, which looks to develop
prototypes and host technology demonstrations to counter emerging
and anticipated threats, has issued a
special notice to industry this week announcing its intention to
conduct a solutions meeting to support the Cyber Science and
Technology Community of Interest.
The meeting, which will occur in late October, will provide
"selected innovative companies with an opportunity to make short
technical presentations to government representatives about their
technologies and products," the notice states. "There is a potential
for companies to be selected for pilot projects or experimentation
if their technology appears to match the DoD's cyber needs."
The notice lists a variety of innovative technology needs in cyber
under a series of broad subject areas.
These include autonomous cyber defense; cyber situational awareness,
planning and decision support; cybersecurity for infrastructure,
endpoints and edge devices; control systems, internet of things
security; and hardware and software assurance.
Last summer, the same organization
issued a similar notice seeking a variety of technologies such
as standoff detection/sensors, device neutralization, counter
vehicle attached IEDs (VAIEDs), electronic countermeasures for
advanced wireless signals and techniques, robotics, data
analytics/predictive algorithms, counter tunnel and mapping
technologies and biometric signature collection and exploitation.
Here's an example of a few
technologies this week’s notice lists under each category:
- Autonomous cyber defense: Artificial
intelligence/machine learning, automatic cyber resilience and
configuration tools for cyberspace operations.
- Cyber situational awareness, planning and decision support:
Risk assessment, planning and course of action support, visibility
of missions, systems and adversaries and automated mission mapping
- Cybersecurity for infrastructure, endpoints and edge
devices: Rapidly deployable tools for network
mapping/awareness and discovery, response and eradication of
attacks as well as device and software anonymization.
- Control systems, internet of things security: Manage,
monitor, detect and alert abnormal behaviors and automated
identification of devices and protocols.
- Hardware and software assurance: Scalable, intelligent
code/software analysis and repair.