Army posts autonomous cyber RFI

On January 14, the U.S. Army posted a request for information on autonomous cyber capabilities. Responses are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on February 13.

The U.S. Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground is conducting market research on behalf of the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD), in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10.

S&TCD is seeking to develop autonomous cyber defenses for the tactical networks and communications that are driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning (ML). The cyber technology will secure automated network decisions and defend against adaptive autonomous cyber attackers at machine speed. Overall, S&TCD envisions a combination of multiple products that deliver novel autonomous cyber defense capabilities. Objective autonomous cyber defense attributes include:

1. Autonomous detection and mitigation of known vulnerabilities
2. Autonomously identify and correct misconfigurations in networks and hosts
3. Autonomously detect known and previously unknown malware samples
4. Develop tools and methodologies to red team autonomous decision making engines
5. Improve robustness of autonomous decision engines to attacker manipulation
6. Build a collection of ML based cyber agents with each tailored to a specific application, data flow, and message set that can detect and deduce the intent of an attack
7. Design an interface that leverages human in the loop feedback to autonomous decision engines to improve performance and efficiency of human-machine teams
8. Correlate cyber response recommendations and generate a course of action based on available cyber tools and ongoing cyber events

Full information is available here.

Source: FedBizOpps