Navy to open registration for HACKtheMACHINE Seattle

On July 30, the Naval Sea Systems Command announced HACKtheMACHINE Seattle. The event takes place September 21-23, and web registration opens August 1.

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA); Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) and Program Executive Office, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I) are excited to announce the U.S. Navy’s premiere digital experience for building a community of practice in maritime security: HACKtheMACHINE Seattle.

HACKtheMACHINE Seattle provides hands-on experience with U.S. Navy equipment and data, and exposure with the digital challenges faced by the U.S. Navy that has never been seen in a public event. Some of America’s most talented and innovative software engineers, data scientists, and security researchers will be attending HACKtheMACHINE Seattle. This event gives a chance for the very best minds in our country to get an opportunity to learn what the Navy is about, while teaming up to solve vexing digital security challenges of today and the future. The ideas and innovations at this event will inform the Navy’s thinking about cybersecurity, machine learning, and rapid prototyping.

HACKtheMACHINE Seattle will consist of three competitive tracks, as well as executive education.
Track 1 – Maritime Capture the Flag: We’ve all seen computers, phones, and cars hacked – do you have what it takes to hack a ship? The world’s only competitive hacking event to take place using a custom suite of maritime electronics sensors to support a scored hacking challenge. We’ve built the world’s first maritime electronic test bed (TRUDI) for conducting cybersecurity research. This game includes radio frequency hacking to spoof navigation systems like Automated Identification System (AIS), Global Positioning System (GPS) and bridge-to-bridge radio. Join us for an exclusive game of maritime capture the flag and show off your skills.
Track 2 – Data Science and the Seven Seas: Collision Avoidance: At the heart of our Navy are thousands of machines that drive our ships and submarines. We are harnessing artificial intelligence to better understand these machines. Compete to design algorithms to be used on a maritime dataset culled from ship track data and electronic nautical charts to build collision prevention systems.
Track 3 – Hack for the Oceans: The Navy has a new infrastructure as a service architecture aboard our ships and submarines but needs an app development community. Contestants will compete to build the ultimate app that runs on Navy infrastructure and helps the Navy respond to humanitarian and ecological crises.

There will also be executive education focused on DevOps and agile development and an opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect one-on-one with Navy technology and small business experts to learn how they can best work with the Navy.

This is a public event and is open to individuals and small to large businesses that are ready to learn or compete. The event will be held 21-23 September 2018 in Seattle, Washington. Web registration opens 1 August 2018 at (

Full information is available here.

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