National Cyber Range (NCR)

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Mission

To improve the resiliency of our warfighters in the cyber-contested battlespace by delivering operationally representative cyberspace environments for testing, training, and mission rehearsal.

Description

The NCR’s skilled workforce operates a secure, closed-loop system based on innovative technologies developed under DARPA and exercised by the Department of Defense (DoD) Test Resource Management Center (TRMC) in support of DoD acquisition programs and the Cyber Mission Force (CMF). The NCR team provides an array of services including the design and implementation of tailored, operationally realistic cyberspace environments, customized instrumentation, threat portrayal, and data analysis in support of the complete spectrum of requirements in the domains of cyber T&E, training, and mission rehearsal.  NCR acquisition program event objectives have focused in areas such as science and technology experimentation, architectural evaluations, security control assessments, cooperative vulnerability and penetration assessments, adversarial assessments.  NCR events in the support of CMF requirements have informed refinements to tactics, techniques, and procedures.

System Interdependencies

None

Program Status

The NCR is sponsored by the TRMC and it is part of TRMC’s National Cyber Range Complex (NCRC).  The NCR contract is currently in its last option year of execution with its period of performance ending in May 2019.

Projected Activities

The NCR will continue its mission to provide cybersecurity test and evaluation (T&E) and training as a service to DoD customers. 

Foreign Military Sales

None

Contractors

  • Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (NA, NA)