Cyber Operator Greyhat (COG)

Focus Area:COG Unconventional Warfare and Counter-Insurgency Support

Description: Develop and deliver an unclassified, open source digital operations course tailored to train tactical operators to understand the cyber domain and to identify and mitigate cyber threats. The five-week “digital dojo” technical course provides foundations in computer science, information security, social media, and advanced computer networking in an open source, unclassified confined space training environment. This classroom instruction is validated through practical field training exercises and a three-day CULEX, which all revolves around a protect, detect, and correct digital ops methodology. Tactical operators learn digital methods, techniques, and technologies for conducting operations in austere environments and over wired and wireless networks.

Project Cost: $2.648M

Project Duration: 24 months

Operational Impact: The training provides new, organic digital operations capabilities to tactical edge operators deployed forward. Trained operators will deploy back to their units and work within their current authorities, policies, and procedures to employ this capability globally for CT operations.

Deliverable: 180 tactical operators trained with operational kits

Performer: Advanced Mission Systems, SensePost

End Users: Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Intelligence Community

Transition: This capability has transitioned to a Department of Defense program of record