The U.S. Army‘s Cyber Center of Excellence plans to launchÂ an annual cyberspace operations, signal and electronic warfare prototyping experiment in July 2017 to assess emerging technologies thatÂ could help address a warfighting challenge.
A noticeÂ posted Tuesday on FedBizOpps saysÂ the upcoming Cyber Quest seeks toÂ gather technology concepts andÂ examineÂ the potential impact of the concepts on the Army’s doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel and facilities.
“CQ ’17 is meant to encourage collaboration with other industry, government, and academic partners to drive results oriented, positive outcomes and solutions… the intent is to establish operational realism but maintain a “No Fear of Failure” environment for these early and innovative concepts,” the notice states.
The program will also work toÂ help the service branch’s acquisition and capability development proponents to validate candidate systems that will participate in the Army Warfighting Assessments, Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment, Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise and Network Integration Experiment.
Areas of interest for the experiment includeÂ cyberspace, EW, network and services, tactical radios and operations systems and services such as forensics and malware detection, insider threat detection, big data analytics, network integration and convergence.
Cyber Quest is scheduled to occurÂ from July 10 to 28 next year.