WITTS: White Team Training Suite

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-14-C-6511
Agency Tracking Number: F121-030-0289
Amount: $749,896.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: AF121-030
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
ATC - NY
33 Thornwood Drive, Suite 500, Ithaca, NY, 14850-1250
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Brueckner
 Technical Director
 (607) 257-1975
 sbrueckner@atcorp.com
Business Contact
 Richard Smith
Title: Controller
Phone: (607) 257-1975
Email: rsmith@atcorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ABSTRACT: To maintain superiority in the cyber domain, the Air Force is preparing the next generation of cyber warriors. Running trainees through realistic exercises on cyber ranges is a highly effective method for preparing warfighters for cyber operations. However, training platforms and cyber missions are numerous, varied, and rapidly-evolving. What few tools exist to assess student performance in training exercises have only basic functionality, and lack the flexibility to work with the wide array of training environments. To improve the effectiveness of cyber exercises, ATC-NY will build the White Team Training Suite (WITTS), a flexible system for objectively monitoring cyber training events and generating briefings and debriefings for instructors and trainees. WITTS uses agents deployed on an exercise network to collect exercise data and features interactive dashboards that assist white team members with planning and monitoring exercises, and with assessing trainee performance. BENEFIT: WITTS employs a number of innovations in agent technology and monitoring interfaces to deliver an affordable, effective cyber training assessment capability. Its modular agents support a wide variety of cyber platforms and missions, eliminating the need for expensive or inadequate custom-built solutions. WITTS can therefore cost-effectively improve the quality of cyber training events for any enterprise. Cyber exercises are used by the DoD, government, critical infrastructure, and commercial sectors, and all represent target markets for WITTS.

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