Metova CyberCENTS has secured a contract to support the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) Cyber Innovation Challenge (CIC) #1.
The contract has been awarded through the Consortium Management Group, the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI) under the Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace (C5).
Metova CyberCENTS is one of four companies responsible for the integration of new technologies that would help develop a best-of-breed PCTE prototype solution.
The project will help to offer an engaging user experience based on commercial cyber environments and gaming technologies capable of providing individualised and team training for the US DoD’s Cyber Mission Forces (CMFs).
Under the contract, Metova will be committed to supporting four primary cyber range technology areas, the Blue Space, Grey Space, Traffic Generation and Threat Emulation, and Cyber Integration with Warfighter Training Platforms.
The Blue Space technology focuses on establishing cyber key terrain, physical/logical overlay of cyber/kinetic weapon system components, military force structure, force specific tools and combatant command adversary-specific architectures and technologies.
The Grey Space technology supports development of Commercial Internet and DoD Information Network architectures through the emulation of network services, web services, webmail, file sharing, messaging and social media.
Also, the company provides pre-programmed/dynamic traffic profile modification and threat injection that helps accurately reflect the forensic indicators of compromise (IOCs) associated with the advanced persistent threats (APTs), representing the evolving adversary that the cyber warriors face.
Cyber Integration with Warfighter Training technology is based upon the company’s research in cyber integration for multi-domain battle and includes the integration of modelling and simulation (M&S), electronic warfare (EW), intelligence, and kinetic (air, land, sea, space) domains.