The U.S. Army is looking for potential sources of cyber defense technology that utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.
A presolicitation notice posted Monday on FedBizOpps said the service branch is seeking a set of solutions that can thwart autonomous cyber attacks at machine speeds.
These solutions should provide a variety of capabilities, including the automatic detection of known and unknown types of malware and other kinds of vulnerabilities, as well as features, such as an interface that can help improve the effectiveness of human-machine teams.
Interested parties may submit feedback until Feb. 13.
The request for information comes days after the Department of Defense Inspector General released a consolidated report of cybersecurity issues that had affected or continue to affect the DoD’s component agencies.
The inspector general reported that the DoD has managed to address many of the cybersecurity issues that were previously identified.
Nevertheless, the DoDIG said that the department “still faces challenges in managing cybersecurity risk to its network,” including 266 recommendations related to cybersecurity, which have yet to be acted upon.