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DARPA moves ahead with National Cyber Range project for advanced cyber security research




DARPA moves ahead with National Cyber Range project for advanced cyber security research
DARPA moves ahead with National Cyber Range project for advanced cyber security research



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By John Keller
Military & Aerospace Electronics 
13 Jan. 2010

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency 
(DARPA) in Arlington, Va., is awarding multimillion-dollar contracts to 
two research organizations to build prototype advanced computing centers 
to demonstrate and test cyber security, defensive information warfare, 
and information assurance technologies.

DARPA awarded a $30.8 million contract to the Lockheed Martin 
Simulation, Training, & Support segment in Orlando, Fla., and a $24.8 
million contract to the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics 
Laboratory in Laurel, Md., to develop prototypes of the National Cyber 
Range (NCR), which is to revolutionize the state of the art for 
large-scale cyber testing.

The National Cyber Range will provide an advanced computer and data 
networking laboratory in which experts can assess information assurance 
and survivability tools; replicate the kinds of large and complex 
computer networks that support U.S. Department of Defense weapons and 
operations; conduct several large cyber security experiments at the same 
time. conduct realistic tests of the U.S. Global Information Grid (GIG); 
and develop and deploy revolutionary cyber testing capabilities.

The National Cyber Range is DARPA's contribution to the federal 
Comprehensive National Cyber Initiative (CNCI), a secret 
multibillion-dollar project to build defenses for government computers 
against foreign and domestic hackers and cyber terrorists. 

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