2019 Air Force Cyberspace

During the week of 11-15 March 2019, the Crypto/Cyber Systems Division of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), intends to sponsor the 2019 Air Force (AF) Cyberspace Service Core Function (SCF) Independent Research and Development (IR&D) Technology Interchange Meeting (TIM) at Kelly Field in San Antonio, TX. The invitation is open to all industry IR&D participants, including large and small businesses, as well as academia. This engagement has broad goals to increase awareness, stimulate collaboration, and seek alignment between industry’s IR&D innovation portfolios and AF’s high-priority science and technology needs and corresponding acquisition sustainment roadmaps. Leading subject matter experts (SMEs) from Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) are expected to participate.

The 2019 Cyberspace SCF IR&D TIM will address the following areas of significant interest to the Air Force:

  1. Cyberspace Defense and Resiliency
    • Technologies enabling predictive and automated cyber threat analysis (to include behavior-based detection) with goal of automating cyber analysis and defensive actions leveraging machine learning techniques
    • Weapon System defensive technologies that include a way to measure / assess their ability to be resilient to evolving threats (i.e. Mission assurance)
    • Capabilities for cyber resiliency through use of agile techniques to avoid or mitigate cyber threats
  2. Cyber Command & Control (C2) and Situational Awareness (SA):
    • Automated cyberspace terrain assessment and mapping capabilities, extensible via open architecture, that can integrate manual inputs
    • Capabilities for cyber event detection, analysis, reporting, and visualization
    • Augmented and/or virtual reality human interface technologies with demonstrated benefits in cognitive effectiveness for operators for enhanced decision support
  3. Full Spectrum Cyber Operations
    • Cyber deception capabilities, and cyber capabilities to affect adversary perceptions, reactions, and ability to conduct operations
    • Cyber capabilities to facilitate freedom of operation in cyberspace while denying adversaries the same ability
    • Platform, access, and payload capabilities across all networks, closed systems, and the electromagnetic spectrum (EM), as well as Cyber-EM convergence
  4. Crypto
    • Miniaturized cryptographic capability
    • Development of a new algorithm for space applications
    • Advanced Tactical Key Management
    • Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs)
Electronic Library Relevant to the Event

Relevant documents to industry, related to critical capability investments, will be added to this page. Stay tuned to this website.

If you are interested in participating
Please send expression of interest to the following email address: dtic.belvoir.ecm.list.cyber@mail.mil. Once we receive your expression of interest, we will send additional instructional data on how to nominate IR&D projects. If you do not hear back from the IR&D planning team within one week, please resend the original email.
Disclaimers

The government is not obligated to enter into a contract with industry as a result of this technology interchange meeting or from meeting dialogue. Data exchanges as a result of these dialogue activities follow No Foreign Nationals (NOFORN) and International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions.

Some information we intend to share may be classified or unclassified and will not be approved for unlimited public release.

Please recognize dates and locations listed are subject to change and stay tuned for subsequent announcement updates. Thank you and we look forward to these government-Industry technology engagements.

Note: Government technical support contractors may be a part of the team of SMEs at the event, and company-to-company Non-Disclosure Agreements may be necessary.

Please address any questions about the technical intent of the engagement, the reference documents, or processes used for this event to our team at dtic-belvoir.ecm.list.cyberspace@mail.mil.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with the Air Force’s (AF’s) team of Cyber experts in
March 2019!

Sharing your Cyberspace IR&D Projects

Nominated projects shall reside in the secure IR&D database. Each IR&D topic summary submitted into the IR&D database will generate an eight-digit (Example: 18001111) Record Number as a unique identifier. The nomination process will be complete once an email with the Record Number(s) of your submission(s) is submitted to dtic.belvoir.ecm.list.cyber@mail.mil using the excel spreadsheet you received when expressing interest in this event. If you do not receive confirmation your submission was received within one week, please resend original email.

If the IR&D data being nominated is not in the IR&D database, please "Submit your IR&D abstracts here" on the right-hand-column of the web page. Follow the input format to submit your project nominations. To obtain access to the IR&D database, please visit Industry web page. If this is your first time responding to an announcement, obtaining the required access to the IR&D database may take one week.

If the IR&D data being nominated is already in the database, you will not need to re-enter this data. Simply email the excel spreadsheet containing a list of the Record Number(s) (total limit of 30 with no more than 10 in any one key technical areas) to the same dtic.belvoir.ecm.list.cyber@mail.mil email address by 09 November 2018. Submission of these records does not guarantee participation in the event. Nominations received after the closing date and/or not initially submitted to the IR&D database will NOT be accepted.

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