Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE)



The Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) supports the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) by enabling a critical need for the DoD and Joint Cyberspace Operations Forces to train at the individual, team, and force level.


PCTE is a training platform supporting standardized Joint Cyberspace Operations Forces individual sustainment training, team certification, mission rehearsal and provides the foundation for collective training exercises. It leverages existing connectivity to facilitate the sharing of resources, and provides additional cyber “maneuver space.” PCTE enables realistic training with variable conditions to increase readiness and lethality of our Cyberspace Operations Forces, while standardizing, simplifying, and automating the training management process.

System Interdependencies

PCTE is one of the five elements of the Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture (JCWA). JCWA provides a comprehensive, integrated cyberspace architecture to achieve and sustain the insight, agility, and lethality necessary for maintaining a competitive advantage against near-peer adversaries. PCTE will integrate and be interoperable with the other JCWA elements to enable teams to train and rehearse using the available JCWA operational tools and capabilities.

Other Organizations

  • Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic, Charleston, SC
  • Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, MD
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Foreign Military Sales



  • ManTech (Herndon, VA)
  • SimSpace (Boston, MA)
  • ByLight/Metova (Chantilly, VA)
  • Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
  • Invictus International Consulting (Alexandria, VA)
  • VMWare (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Colsa (Huntsville, AL)
  • Optimal Solutions and Technology (Orlando, FL)
  • MITRE (Orlando, FL)