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Applied Cyber Technologies (ACT), part of PEO EIS's Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO), has won the DOD's coveted 2021 Dav...
11/22/2021
ACT Brings Home the Gold — Wins the 2021 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award

Applied Cyber Technologies (ACT), part of PEO EIS's Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO), has won the DOD's coveted 2021 David Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence.

ACT’s winning submission focused on its development of Defense Cyber Operations Resource for Updates, Innovation and Development (DRUID), and how DRUID helps ACT rapidly innovate and acquire tools for the Army’s cyber defenders. ACT’s innovation significantly shortens the time it takes to develop and deliver advanced cyber technologies, and greatly reduces the cost that the government pays for them. Additionally, DRUID leverages the accessibility of the public cloud while offering the security of private infrastructure, and provides cyber defenders with a virtual application marketplace. The innovation makes technology acquisition vastly more efficient, while simultaneously making the nation's cyber force more lethal. These key features enabled ACT to win the highly competitive award.

Applied Cyber Technologies (ACT), part of PEO EIS's Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO), has won the DOD's coveted 2021 David Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence.

ARMY AL&T SPRING ISSUE IS SHAPING ARMY ACQUISTION - USAASC
07/22/2021
ARMY AL&T SPRING ISSUE IS SHAPING ARMY ACQUISTION - USAASC

ARMY AL&T SPRING ISSUE IS SHAPING ARMY ACQUISTION - USAASC

By Michael Bold


FORT BELVOIR, Va. (April 6, 2021)—The Spring 2021 issue of Army AL&T magazine focuses on “Shaping Army Acquisition,” examining the culture of acquisition in the Army, what’s changed and what needs changing. As the Army modernizes to achieve overmatch against .....

01/07/2021

CONGRATULATIONS to Bonnie Evangelista & Fianna Litvok of DCO’s Applied Cyber Technologies, recipients of the Major General Harold J. “Harry” Greene Award for Acquisition Writing in the category of acquisition reform!
Congratulations to all awardees!
Assistant Secretary of the Army - Acquisition, Logistics & Technology U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center DCO-Defensive Cyber Operations

Cyber Shield 2020 included about 550 participants including Army and Air National Guard members and about 80 industry pa...
10/15/2020
261st COS participates in Cyber Shield 2020

Cyber Shield 2020 included about 550 participants including Army and Air National Guard members and about 80 industry partners from the civilian sector and local, state, and federal government agencies.

“The work we do during exercises like Cyber Shield helps us work through communication issues between cyber operations and how to respond to cyber threats to the mission partner network, to better strengthen our standard operating procedures to efficiently accomplish the mission,” said Staff Sgt. Michael Utomi, 261st COS cyberthreat analyst.

The California Air National Guard’s 261st Cyberspace Operations Squadron participated as a cyber defense team, along with units from across the United States. Units gathered both in person and virtually to participate in the annual defense-focused Army National Guard exercise this year in response...

09/30/2020

***DV Day Closing Remarks***
CyberQuest 20 is a prototype assessment conducted in an operationally relevant environment to identify innovative technologies.
On behalf of Major General Neil S. Hersey, the Commanding General of the Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon and Command Sergeant Major Delia Quintero, the Command Sergeant Major of the Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon we would like to officially welcome you to CyberQuest 20. #CyberForge #VicctoryStartsHere U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command 15th Signal Brigade Fort Gordon

Watch "DoD CIO discusses cybersecurity during pandemic and beyond"
09/26/2020
DoD CIO discusses cybersecurity during pandemic and beyond

Watch "DoD CIO discusses cybersecurity during pandemic and beyond"

Dana Deasy, the Defense Department's Chief Information Officer, discusses DoD cybersecurity initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond at the annual...

On September 11, Patriot Day gives all of us time to reflect on the devastating terror attacks that took nearly 3,000 li...
09/11/2020

On September 11, Patriot Day gives all of us time to reflect on the devastating terror attacks that took nearly 3,000 lives. We commemorate those who we lost and give thanks to the brave first responders who put their lives on the line.

Take a moment today to consider what we stand for as a nation and how we can work together to make the world a better place for all.

Read the full article here:
https://smcorridornews.com/tomorrow-is-patriot-day-september-11-2020/

#neverforget2020 #neverforget

Photos from Assistant Secretary of the Army - Acquisition, Logistics & Technology's post
08/28/2020

Photos from Assistant Secretary of the Army - Acquisition, Logistics & Technology's post

Maj. Nicole Meruvia is a confident leader who learned a lot of lessons in the school of hard knocks. As the assistant pr...
08/18/2020
Maj. Nicole Meruvia Doesn’t Pass Up the Opportunity to Provide Praise

Maj. Nicole Meruvia is a confident leader who learned a lot of lessons in the school of hard knocks. As the assistant product manager for two programs—Mission Planning and Threat Emulation—Meruvia helped Defensive Cyber Operations award a Federal Acquisition Regulation-based contract within 90 days under an Agile 874 software-development-program pilot.

As the assistant product manager for two programs—Mission Planning and Threat Emulation—Maj. Nicole Meruvia helped Defensive Cyber Operations award a Federal...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Cyber Command is using unclassified networks and publicly available communication platforms as it work...
08/18/2020
US Cyber Command is using unclassified networks to fight election interference

WASHINGTON — U.S. Cyber Command is using unclassified networks and publicly available communication platforms as it works to prevent foreign interference in the next presidential election, a CYBERCOM official has revealed.

U.S. Cyber Command is using unclassified networks and publicly available communication platforms as it works to prevent foreign interference in the next presidential election, a CYBERCOM official has revealed.

TRAINING TO DELIVERY: CYBERSPACE WARFARE
08/12/2020
TRAINING TO DELIVERY: CYBERSPACE WARFARE

TRAINING TO DELIVERY: CYBERSPACE WARFARE

AN AGILE SYSTEM: Chief Warrant Officer Gabriel Garcia and Spc. Edward Bolton during the third iteration of training for the Deployable Defensive Cyberspace Operations System – Modular at the Georgia Cyber Center, in Augusta, Georgia. The system is agile; it can be deployed in different flexible co...

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08/10/2020

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Indiana National Guard Soldier secures cyber success! Tired of being unfulfilled, Gill sought to work full-time with the...
08/07/2020
Indiana National Guard Soldier secures cyber success

Indiana National Guard Soldier secures cyber success!

Tired of being unfulfilled, Gill sought to work full-time with the first IT job he could find. However, before he could drop out and find a new job, Gill’s readiness sergeant presented him with an opportunity to attend a cybersecurity program at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center.

“I’ve always been interested in computers and technology. So I decided pretty early on that that was going to be my career focus,” said Gill. “As soon as I got into the Cyber Academy, by day three, we were doing hands-on computer building and I was like, ‘Well, this is what I want to do.’”

Indiana National Guard Soldier secures cyber success

Photos from U.S. Army PEO EIS's post
08/01/2020

Photos from U.S. Army PEO EIS's post

Mr. Ross Guckert, Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems invites you to view the Change of Charter...
07/30/2020

Mr. Ross Guckert, Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems invites you to view the Change of Charter Ceremony of Defensive Cyber Operations from Colonel Chad Harris to Colonel Mark Taylor on Thursday, the thirtieth of July at eleven o’clock in the morning on Microsoft Teams.

The ceremony will be virtual-only. Please copy and paste the link in your web browser and select “Watch on the web instead” to watch the ceremony.

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YzVmMzQwYzAtZGNkMC00MjM2LThmMmEtYTQ1N2NmMTc5ZDgw%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2221acfbb3-32be-4715-9025-1e2f015cbbe9%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22d7062b68-4fc8-44ec-8543-6746dbdbfeec%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d

CYBER PLATFORMS AND SYSTEMS CREATES A MODULAR,CARRY-ON-SIZE CYBERSPACE DEFENSE SYSTEM. Today’s technology is changing ra...
07/14/2020

CYBER PLATFORMS AND SYSTEMS CREATES A MODULAR,
CARRY-ON-SIZE CYBERSPACE DEFENSE SYSTEM. Today’s technology is changing rapidly and Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) ensures the U.S. Army’s cyber defenders are equipped for the fight against all cyber threats worldwide. In response to the threat, the U.S. Army began identifying specific needs for a deployable cyber capability to defend and mitigate threats from cyber enemies. The solution needed to be armed with state of the art of defense tools, and have the ability to control monitor and forensically evaluate who is attacking, why and identify what they are after.

To read the full story from AL&T follow the link below.
https://www.eis.army.mil/newsroom/news/peo-eis-wide-defensive-cyber/training-delivery-cyber-space-warfare

You won't want to miss our guest speaker at our next Cyber Talks. Mr. Mollenkopf will offer a brief overview of ARCYBER,...
07/13/2020

You won't want to miss our guest speaker at our next Cyber Talks. Mr. Mollenkopf will offer a brief overview of ARCYBER, review Command priorities, and discuss how ARCYBER is evolving its processes. He will highlight ARCYBER’s work in reducing complexity in engineering IT-centric capabilities, distributed system complexity, and common/extensible platforms. He will also talk about accelerated tech access and collaborative problem solving, as well as ARCYBER’s plans for the Georgia Cyber Center. Mr. Mollenkopf’s talk will be followed by LTC Amara, who will discuss ACT’s work with a public cloud prototype and highlight the significant impact this will have on Industry.

For More Information: https://www.eis.army.mil/event/cyber-talks-100-virtual-1

Army Cyber headquarters cases colors and departs region! U.S. Army Cyber Command cased its colors in a brief ceremony at...
07/12/2020

Army Cyber headquarters cases colors and departs region! U.S. Army Cyber Command cased its colors in a brief ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Va., July 1, marking the departure of its headquarters from the National Capital Region and a move to its new home at Fort Gordon, Ga.

Army Cyber headquarters cases colors and departs region!

U.S. Army Cyber Command cased its colors in a brief ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Va., July 1, marking the departure of its headquarters from the National Capital Region and a move to its new home at Fort Gordon, Ga.

Read more at #BelvoirEagle online here: http://www.belvoireagleonline.com/news/army-cyber-headquarters-cases-colors-departs-region/article_8c19bbde-c149-11ea-9445-d37a227c264a.html

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The U.S. Army Cyber Command is transferring some of its cyber defense responsibilities for the service’s networks to the...
07/06/2020
Army Commands Transfer DODIN Cyber Defense Duties

The U.S. Army Cyber Command is transferring some of its cyber defense responsibilities for the service’s networks to the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, commonly known as NETCOM. The change, which officially took effect on June 1, transfers authority for the Army’s worldwide regional cyber centers to NETCOM, allows Cyber Command to increase its focus on electronic warfare and information operations and provides one primary point of contact for warfighters in need of network support.

NETCOM is now in charge of the Army’s worldwide regional cyber centers, and Army Cyber Command can increase its focus on electronic warfare and information operations.

Happy 4th!At some point during the holiday weekend, I ask that you please take a moment to reflect upon all of the freed...
07/04/2020

Happy 4th!

At some point during the holiday weekend, I ask that you please take a moment to reflect upon all of the freedoms that we continue to enjoy due to, in no small part, our men and women in uniform who serve the Nation daily. From the Minutemen who stood watch over Lexington and Concord, to the Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who serve today in nearly 80 foreign countries, American service members and civilians have selflessly advanced the cause of freedom worldwide. They deserve our deepest admiration and respect.

I want to add my special thanks to the dedicated members of the Army Acquisition Workforce. You have a pivotal role in preparing our Soldiers for success by providing them with the most technologicallyadvanced weapon systems and equipment, as well as the services they need to accomplish their jobs, day to day. Through your efforts and service, we will continue to give them all they need for mission accomplishment and a safe return home.

LTG Marion, Mr. White and I once again thank you for your service. Keep doing great things!

Dr. Bruce D. Jette
U.S. Army Acquisition Executive

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Jermaine Toomer is the assistant program manager for Cyber Platforms and Systems (CPS) — part of PEO EIS’s DCO-Defensive Cyber Operations portfolio. Originally a Marine, Toomer worked as a program analyst and project analyst for several DOD contracting companies before joining the Army workforce. He’s a fan of grilling and primetime television, and he's today's #PEOEISTeammateTuesday: https://www.eis.army.mil/newsroom/news/peo-eis-wide/jermaine-toomer-seeks-empower-others
Applied Cyber Technologies was honored at the Army Acquisition Executive’s Excellence in Leadership Awards ceremony Dec. 17 at the Pentagon Auditorium for the Maj. Gen. Harold J. (Harry) Greene Award for Acquisition Writing. Their winning entry, “Creative Acquisition and the Cyber Battlefield: Using Rapid Prototyping to Address Pressing Cyberspace Challenges,” focuses on ACT’s Labyrinth process. The essay will be published in the Spring 2022 edition of Army AL&T magazine. Project Manager Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) COL Mark Taylor attended the ceremony and accepted the award on behalf of DCO! Congratulations! #harrygreene | #ArmyAcquisition | #greeneaward | DCO-Defensive Cyber Operations | U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center | #ArmyALT
HAPPENING NOW! PEO EIS' Applied Cyber Technologies (ACT) is one of the recipients this year of the Excellence in Acquisition Award. Congratulations, Team ACT! DCO-Defensive Cyber Operations | U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center | Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment #PackardAward | #DefensiveCyber | #ArmyCyber | #USArmy | #PEOEIS
Congratulations to DCO-Defensive Cyber Operations and Applied Cyber Technologies on this prestigious award!
CONGRATULATIONS to Applied Cyber Technologies (ACT), part of PEO EIS's Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) -- recipients of the DOD's coveted 2021 David Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence! Read more here: https://www.eis.army.mil/newsroom/news/peo-eis-wide-defensive-cyber/act-brings-home-gold-wins-2021-david-packard-excellence #ACT | #DefensiveCyber | #USArmy | #PEOEIS U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center DCO-Defensive Cyber Operations
"New technologies are fueling U.S. Army cyber operations as the force girds for more diverse challenges in the operational environment." Check out Bob Ackerman's @rkackerman coverage of our #DefensiveCyber panel @ #ABID2021 in SIGNAL Magazine! #USArmy | DCO-Defensive Cyber Operations | Office of the Army Chief Information Officer | AFCEA Belvoir | AFCEA International
HOT OFF THE PRESS: Program Executive Officer Ross Guckert discusses our participation in AFCEA Belvoir Industry Days, recent organizational changes at EIS, and a prestigious award for DCO-Defensive Cyber Operations' Applied Cyber Technologies in the November PEO Perspective: https://www.eis.army.mil/newsroom/news/peo-eis-wide/peo-perspective-november-2021
PEO EIS’s DCO-Defensive Cyber Operations hosted a change of charter ceremony at Fort Belvoir July 28 for the Cyber Platforms and Systems (CPS) product office, bidding farewell to outgoing product manager Lt. Col. Michael Lind and welcoming Lt. Col. Brad B. Son as his replacement. Praising Lind for doing an “excellent job at the helm of CPS” and going “above and beyond to accomplish the mission,” DCO Project Manager Col. Mark Taylor wished Lind well as he prepares to retire next year after a 20-year Army career. Son previously worked for Taylor at the National Reconnaissance Office before completing a Master of Business Administration at George Mason University and returning to PEO EIS, where he once served as assistant program manager for IPPS-A. Read more: https://www.eis.army.mil/newsroom/news/defensive-cyber/cyber-platforms-and-systems-gains-new-leadership #DefensiveCyber
Cyber threats require a lightning-fast response. With innovation at the heart of its organizational culture, Applied Cyber Technologies (ACT), a program within the DCO-Defensive Cyber Operations portfolio of the U.S. Army PEO EIS designed an acquisition formula for speed. Read about the cultural changes that are more challenging than changes in processes or policies in the latest from #ArmyALT here. ⤵️ https://asc.army.mil/web/news-built-for-speed/ #ArmyAcquisition
The Army is putting a priority on data, and PEO EIS is doing its part by educating its workforce about data science. At a Jan. 28 Lunch & Learn hosted by Applied Cyber Technologies (ACT) — part of PEO EIS’s DCO-Defensive Cyber Operations portfolio — ACT data scientist Mark Orwat presented “Data Science 101” for members of the workforce. Data has always been abundantly available across the Army, noted Orwat, but the service has only recently begun prioritizing data analysis, with PEO EIS program offices like ACT and Army Data and Analytics Platforms leading the way. Read the top eight takeaways from Dr. Orwat's presentation at: https://www.eis.army.mil/newsroom/news/defensive-cyber/priming-peo-eis-data-science #ArmyData | #ArmyFutures
Altoona, Pennsylvania native, Col. Mark R. Taylor is this week's Faces of the Force. Follow his career from a teenage boy playing a really dangerous game of Marco Polo to the #ArmyAcquisition Workforce as project manager (PM) for DCO-Defensive Cyber Operations at the U.S. Army PEO EIS. https://asc.army.mil/web/news-clear-lines-of-communication/ #ArmyFOTF
CONGRATULATIONS to Bonnie Evangelista & Fianna Litvok of DCO’s Applied Cyber Technologies, recipients of the Major General Harold J. “Harry” Greene Award for Acquisition Writing in the category of acquisition reform! Congratulations to all awardees! Assistant Secretary of the Army - Acquisition, Logistics & Technology U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center DCO-Defensive Cyber Operations