Army Needs Tools to Understand the Cyber Battlespace

The U.S. Army seeks firms willing to demonstrate technologies that would help commanders visualize the cyber domain of a battlefield, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday.

The service branch is searching for these technologies under the Cyber Situational Understanding or SU program. Companies would self-fund their own demonstrations that would take place in realistic environments.

The Army expects to issue a contract for the program in March 2020.

Brigade teams usually rely on a manual process that uses input from multiple experts. Timothy Coen, Cyber SU project lead, said the Army lacks a single, unified analysis tool that correlates data from all cyber systems in battle.

SU's first phase will aim to allow self-visualization for units and commanders and is scheduled to enter limited deployment this fiscal year. The program's first and second capability drops will occur in fiscal years 2022 and 2024, respectively.

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