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Degraded Synthetic Training Using an Integrated Kinetic-Cyber Training Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-17-C-0357
Agency Tracking Number: N17A-023-0150
Amount: $124,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N17A-T023
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-06-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-01-09
Small Business Information
6059 Bristol Parkway Suite #200
Culver City, CA 90230
United States
DUNS: 176263820
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Lloyd Wihl
 Director of Application Engineering
 (424) 603-6367
Business Contact
 Rajive Bagrodia
Phone: (310) 338-3318
Research Institution
 University of Delaware
 Dale Weiss
 (302) 831-3634
 Nonprofit College or University

Integration of kinetic training and cyber training will provide a unified platform for combined cyberspace/kinetic battlefield training for our warfighters. Such a training platform will support high-fidelity, multi-factor simulated engagements in which the trainee can be exposed to all domains that are simultaneously interacting with each other. Existing approaches do not accurately reflect the dynamics with which cyber effects can degrade weapon system operations and they offer limited or no opportunity for trainees to detect, analyze, defend against, or contain a cyberspace operation. The goal of this effort is to develop EKCITE, a system which will address these limitations by integrating simulated cyberspace operations, virtual networks, and live, virtual and constructive Fleet training systems into a synthetic cyber warfare training environment. In Phase 1, we will develop an architecture and appropriate set of interfaces that can be integrated into live virtual constructive environments, so that the effects of compromised data privacy, integrity or availability from cyber threats will appropriately affect operational systems, humans in the loop, or constructive entities, resulting in changes in combat outcome. We will also demonstrate EKCITE within the context of a small kinetic-cyber training environment with a representative set of training systems.

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