CyberWorx

CyberWorx educates Air Force cadets while simultaneously partnering with industry to solve cyber problems facing our Nation. The CyberWorx Team recognizes the significant advances enabled through industry partnerships, and has structured a mission around these synergistic relationships.
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Upcoming Sprint - #Amped600AF

Project: How might we eliminate operational barriers between USAF Cyberspace and ISR Operations?

When: December 5-8, 2017

Where: United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO

Goals of the Sprint? 

Design viable options to demonstrate to Air Force leaders how we might simplify and increase the agility of integrated Air Force Cyberspace and Global ISR operations. Sprint participants will work to define the mission and function of a combined 24 AF and 25 AF that best addresses identified strategic problems related to aligning cyberspace operations to Air Force core warfighting missions and functions.

Benefits for Industry Participants? 

Design will focus on improving the operational user experience and presentation of Cyber and ISR capabilities to Joint and Service commanders to accelerate the OODA loop, allowing better decisions faster by commanders at all levels. Industry partners will get a deeply immersed opportunity to work alongside military and gain first hand insights into the needs of the Warfighter.

Targeted Industries for Participation

The CyberWorx team is looking for experts in the Cyber and ISR domain and a deep understanding of Active Cyber Defense and/or ISR operations. Additionally, due to the nature of the problem set looking at potential solutions for integrating the Cyber and ISR operations, industry partners with experience managing and leading an organizational merger.

Interested industry partner can apply below!

Current Project - #AFMDC2

Project: Design and establish a proof of concept for a next-generation user experience for multi-domain command and control of integrated Air, Space, and Cyber Operations.

Goals of the Project? 

The intent of this project is to make operational units more effective by improving the quality of decisions of our Commanders through automated decision support, computer teaming, mobility, technological simplicity, and intuitive processes in the C2 arena. This quality of life improvement will manifest as an agile, robust and survivable C2 construct that will allow the AF to execute integrated Air, Space, and Cyberspace power projection mission with a smaller, faster, more capable, survivable cadre of operators.

Benefits for Industry Partners?

Simplify, accelerate, and increase the agility of Air Force C2 by integrating Air, Space, and Cyber operations to a single virtual and/or physical construct

Fully leverage the technical capabilities of current and emerging technologies

Improve decision making through a more dynamic, robust, and survivable C2 construct

Industry Partners Represented

Boecore, Linquest, Microsoft, Regis University, Vigilant Technologies

Current Project - #AFSmartBases-2

Project: How might we better leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart technologies to improve cadet and/or staff efficacy in the potential areas of 1) health and wellness; 2) athletics; 3) academics; 4) security & accountability; 5) military training & readiness; and 6) scheduling/time management?

Goals of the Project?

The intent of this project is to improve the Academy mission effectiveness and quality of life by leveraging smart technologies. This offers the opportunity to further conceptualize, experiment with, and evaluate the feasibility and viability of IoT technologies for potential Air Force “Smart Base” applications. This also postures external partners to better develop Air Force-relevant solutions to these ends.

Benefits for Industry Partners? 

Leverage Internet of Things (IoT) and smart technologies

Optimize operational effectiveness, quality of life, and attractiveness of the Air Force to digital-native recruits

Improve cadet productivity and reduce management costs

 Industry Partner Representation

Foresite Group, Barn Owl Technologies, Studio Forza, IBM, Cisco

Follow-on Project - #AgileAFCyber

Project: Cyber Risk Dashboard is a paradigm-shifting cybersecurity project initially conceived as part of a CyberWorx design-thinking project that took place in Fall 2016

What is the Cyber Risk Dashboard? 

The Cyber Disk Dashboard leverages the principles of crowdsourcing data in a unique approach to cybersecurity partially based on the cutting-edge work being done in virtual reality simulation by LinQuest Corporation.  Boecore is contributing their expertise by building out dashboards and databases while MTSi will be providing the interfaces and various applications, such as a chat feature to facilitate communications among the “crowd.”

Goals of the Project? 

This intensive collaboration between C-TRAC and these three local technology stars is expected to result in an all-new, high-level counterattack against the bad actors currently driving a multitude of cyber threats, an exciting, much-needed escalation in the ongoing battle for security in cyberspace.

Industry Partner Collaboration

Following their participation in the Fall 2016 semester project, Boecore, LinQuest Corporation, and Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSi) have been awarded R&D funds to foster collaboration and work to further develop the Dashboard under contract with CyberWorx.

Testimonials

“The CyberWorx Program is what both industry partners and the military have been waiting for!”

“CyberWorx is changing me and how I think. I’m thinking about my company problems differently. I have learned so much from the added value towards personal and professional development.”

“With CyberWorx the paradigm of thinking is changing. Innovation. Collaboration. These two words best describe why its value is important. “

“Getting to work alongside future Air Force leaders is very exciting. I love the energy that the Cadets bring to class.”

“I love the classroom environment. I get to be interactive and put my ideas up on the board. I enjoy the way the CyberWorx team facilitates the class.”

Past Projects and Continued Efforts