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RELEASE OF BRIEFING MATERIAL FROM CYBER TALK at the FORGE “McAfee and Advanced Cyber Threat Defense (ACTD)”

On August 27, 2020, 1300 hours, the PM for Defensive Cyber Operations hosted a Virtual CYBER TALK via WebEx.  The subject of the August 27, 2020, 1300 hours CYBER TALK was to provide an informational briefing on McAfee and Advanced Cyber Threat Defense (ACTD).  Representatives of the SOSSEC Consortium and all interested Industry vendors were offered the opportunity to receive ... Read More ...

RELEASE OF BRIEFING MATERIAL FROM CYBER TALK at the FORGE “ARCYBER/ACT CYBER TALK”

On JULY 23, 2020, 1300 hours, the PM for Defensive Cyber Operations hosted a Virtual CYBER TALK via WebEx.  The subject of the JULY 23, 2020 CYBER TALK was to provide an informational briefing from Mr. Mark Mollenkopf, Scientific Advisor to the Commanding General Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) and LTC Peter Amara Product Lead, Applied Cyber Technologies (ACT). Representatives of the SOSSEC Consortium and ... Read More ...

RELEASE OF BRIEFING MATERIAL – Security Onion: Peel Back the Layers of the Enterprise

FROM CYBER TALK at the FORGE Security Onion – Peel Back the Layers of the Enterprise June 24, 2020, 1300 hours On June 24, 2020, 1300 hours, the PM for Defensive Cyber Operations hosted a Virtual CYBER TALK via WebEx.  The subject of the June 24, 2020, 1300 hours CYBER TALK was to provide an informational briefing on Security Onion ... Read More ...

RELEASE OF BRIEFING MATERIAL FROM CYBER TALK at the FORGE

Microsoft – Zero Trust and DCO Modernization May 28, 2020, 1300 hours On May 28, 2020, 1300 hours, the PM for Defensive Cyber Operations hosted a Virtual CYBER TALK via WebEx.  The subject of the May 28, 2020, 1300 hours CYBER TALK was to provide an informational briefing on Microsoft – Zero Trust and DCO Modernization. Representatives of the SOSSEC ... Read More ...

RELEASE OF BRIEFING MATERIAL FROM CYBER TALK at the FORGE Amazon/AWS Cloud

May 14, 2020, 1300 hours On May 14, 2020, 1300 hours, the PM for Defensive Cyber Operations hosted a Virtual CYBER TALK via WebEx.  The subject of the May 14, 2020, 1300 hours CYBER TALK was to provide an informational briefing on Amazon/AWS Cloud. Representatives of the SOSSEC Consortium and all interested Industry vendors were offered the opportunity to receive ... Read More ...

NET Training Industry Day Release of Slides

PROJECT MANAGER DEFENSIVE CYBER OPERATIONS (PM DCO) NEW EQUIPMENT TRAINING (NET) INDUSTRY DAY HELD 11 FEBRUARY 2020 RELEASE OF SLIDES The slides provided by this release are intended to serve as background information on the NET Training Program for those who were not able to attend the Industry Day on February 11, 2020. Purpose PM DCO hosted an Industry day ... Read More ...

RELEASE OF BRIEFING MATERIAL FROM CYBER TALK at the FORGE Napatech Inc and Guest (Axellio Inc) Network Capture Hardware

April 23, 2020, 1300 hours On April 23, 2020, 1300 hours, the PM for Defensive Cyber Operations hosted a Virtual CYBER TALK via WebEx.  The subject of the April 23, 2020, 1300 hours CYBER TALK was to provide an informational briefing on Napatech Inc and Guest (Axellio Inc) Network Capture Hardware. Representatives of the SOSSEC Consortium and all interested Industry ... Read More ...

RELEASE OF BRIEFING MATERIAL FIRST VIRTUAL CYBER TALK OTA Informational Panel Discussion March 31, 2020

RELEASE OF BRIEFING MATERIAL  FIRST VIRTUAL CYBER TALK  OTA Informational Panel Discussion  March 31, 2020 On March 31, 2020, the PM for Defensive Cyber Operations hosted its first Virtual CYBER TALK.  The subject of the March 31, 2020 CYBER TALK was to present an OTA Informational Panel Discussion. Representatives of the SOSSEC Consortium and non-members were offered the opportunity to ... Read More ...

RELEASE OF BRIEFING MATERIAL FROM CYBER TALK at the FORGE FireEye Threat Intelligence Briefing on Recent Activity of Russian APT Groups

On February 26, 2020, 1300 hours, the PM for Defensive Cyber Operations hosted a CYBER TALK at the FORGE, Ft. Belvoir VA.  The subject of the February 26, 2020, 1300 hours CYBER TALK was to present a FireEye Threat Intelligence Briefing on Recent Activity of Russian APT Groups. Representatives of the SOSSEC Consortium were offered the opportunity to receive the ... Read More ...

CYBER Briefing at The Forge January 23, 2020

Splunk within DODFeaturing a deep dive into Phantom (SOAR) Download PowerPoint Download Announcement ...

Elastic, DCO/SOSSEC CYBER TALK SESSION

Elastic, DCO/SOSSEC CYBER TALK SESSION, October 23, 2019, Elastic – Technology Collaboration and Integration for the benefit of Defense Cyber Operations (DCO). Download PDF ...

DCO activates prototype strategy and delivers to Cyber Command

By Brittney M. Brown, DCO Strategic Communications Last year, Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) devised a plan to deliver defensive cyber capability to Soldiers at a continuous, rapid and relevant pace. This year, DCO is putting that plan into action. The implemented plan uses a three-pronged process to meet stakeholder requirements, including: the use of the Other Transaction Authority (OTA), industry ... Read More ...

DCO’s Forge can mean big business for industry

By Brittney M. Brown, DCO Strategic Communications Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) is stepping up its game to bring more vendors to the Army’s procurement table. The project manager (PM) is merging a new innovation center called the Forge, with its rapid and agile acquisition methodology known as the Cyber Operations Broad Responsive Agreement (COBRA) Other Transaction Authority (OTA). The Forge ... Read More ...

Q&A with Lt. Col. Scott Helmore on COBRA OTA project method naming conventions

By Brittney M. Brown, DCO Strategic Communications There’s been plenty of action within Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO). Within the past year, it established three new organizations (two product managers and one division), implemented the use of Other Transaction Authority (OTA) and opened a new cyber innovation center called “the Forge.” Through the Forge, DCO is executing a variety of methods ... Read More ...