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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 ...