Persistent Cyber Training Environment
PEO STRI hosted an Industry Day for the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) to provide an updated overview of the PCTE requirement and to serve as the kickoff for Cyber Innovation Challenge 2.
The Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, & Instrumentation (PEO STRI)
Thursday, February 1st, 2018
9:00am to 12:30pm ET
Check in will begin at 8:00 am ET
Partnership III Building
3039 Technology Parkway
Orlando, FL 32826
PCTE is a training platform that allows cyber mission forces (CMF) to train in emulated network environments utilizing current cyber tool suites. The evolution of the platform will largely focus on integration of available applications, enabling increased automation to ultimately support multiple simultaneous training events. At maturity, the U.S. Department of Defense joint PCTE will be a constellation of federated, interoperable common training capabilities enabling full spectrum training from individual competencies to the team, unit, group and force training, exercises, TTP development and mission rehearsal.
Cyber Innovation Challenge 2 focuses on enabling user access to the PCTE and training aids through an order portal, as well as the establishment and operation of a content repository. The portal capability should include a web-enabled user interface to provide the capability to check user authentication credentials, configure training, order training, schedule training, access training, and facilitate the production and distribution of user training assessments at the conclusion of the training event. This should allow authorized users to access the content repository to view existing training scenarios. In addition to the training managers and training audience using the order portal, it will allow the content repository to be accessed by CMF trainees, event designers and event managers. This should allow the creation, modification and deletion of training content as well as collaboration, searching and indexing content. These capabilities require the ability to operate simultaneously at multiple classification levels which should be shown by demonstrating the capability to segregate data according to simulated classification levels. These capabilities will be integrated within the PCTE development operations (DEVOPS) environment.
Cyber Innovation Challenge 2 will be released through the Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX), with subsequent award(s) made as Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) via sub-projects under TReX.
Government Attendees: Government personnel interested in attending should contact Ms. Beth Hinds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-Government Attendees: Register Below.
1 – Attendees Per Organization: Each organization may send up to two (2) representatives. Each representative must be registered to gain admittance. Registration closes Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 1700 ET. Please note that same day registration and/or attendee replacement will NOT be permitted.
2 –US Citizenship Required: Attendees must be United States Citizens. A Government Issued Photo ID will be required for admission. Foreign Nationals may NOT attend this event.
3 – TReX Membership Status: TReX membership is NOT required to attend this Industry Day. However, any party interested in responding to this challenge (or future challenges) must be a member in good standing of TReX prior to the point of proposal submittal.
4 – Limited Space: There is limited space available at this event so all interested parties are encouraged to register as soon as possible at the registration link provided below. Registration will be limited to the first 180 registrants, with a maximum of two per company or academic institution.
5 – No One-on-One Sessions: One-on-one sessions will NOT be held in conjunction with this event. An agenda will be published on the TReX website the week of the Industry Day.
6 – Event Parking: Due to limited parking in the Partnership II/III parking lot, all visitors must park in the large parking lot on the corner of Science Drive and Technology Parkway. The Partnership II/III parking lot is authorized parking for occupants only. Please do not park in the AT&T parking lot as your car will be subject to being towed.
7 – Disclaimer: This announcement is not a contract, request for proposal, a promise to contract, or a commitment of any kind on the part of the Government. The Government will not assume liability for costs incurred by an attendee or for travel expenses or marketing efforts; therefore, attendee cost in response to this notice is not considered an allowable direct charge to the Government.