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Cyber Genome Program Proposers' Day

Solicitation Number: DARPA-SN-10-22
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Location: Contracts Management Office
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Special Notice
Added: Jan 25, 2010 3:59 pm
DARPA will host a Proposers' Day Workshop in support of DARPA-BAA-10-36, CYBER GENOME PROGRAM on January 29, 2010 at the Ballston Hilton, 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22203 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. The purpose of this conference is to provide information on the CYBER GENOME PROGRAM; promote additional discussion on this topic; address questions from potential proposers; and provide a forum for potential proposers to present their capabilities for teaming opportunities.

A second Proposers' Day Workshop will be held on February 8, 2010. Location will be in the Arlington, Virginia area and will be announced on the Proposers' Day website (

The objective of the Cyber Genome Program is to produce revolutionary cyber defense and investigatory technologies for the collection, identification, characterization, and presentation of properties and relationships from collected digital artifacts of software, data, and/or users to support DoD law enforcement, counter intelligence, and cyber defense teams. Digital artifacts may be collected from live systems (traditional computers, personal digital assistants, and/or distributed information systems such as ‘cloud computers'), from wired or wireless networks, or collected storage media. The format may include electronic documents or software (to include malicious software - malware). The Cyber Genome Program will encompass several program phases and technical areas of interest. Each of the technical areas will develop the cyber equivalent of fingerprints or DNA to facilitate developing the digital equivalent of genotype, as well as observed and inferred phenotype in order to determine the identity, lineage, and provenance of digital artifacts and users.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION Participants must register for the CYBER GENOME PROGRAM Proposers' Day no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on January 27, 2010, at the following website: Attendance will be limited to a maximum of three individuals per organization. The Proposers' Day is intended for participants from industry and academia; it is not intended for parties who are not interested in bidding or participating on a bidding team, e.g. the public or members of the press. Government attendees will be invited separately. Organizations interested in participating in the program who are not able to attend the Proposers' Day, may still register on the teaming website:

Attendance is restricted to U.S. Citizens only. Attendees are required to submit a U.S. Citizenship Verification form in order to attend this conference. The completed Citizenship Form must be emailed to: no later than 5:00 p.m. EST January 27, 2010. The Citizenship Form is available for download at the registration website. Attendees will be required to present government issued photo identification upon entry to the event. Attendance is not required to propose to any associated BAA.

Additionally, attendees who would like to present company overviews, discuss their technology expertise, and/or discuss teaming opportunities in scheduled presentations at the conference may request to do so. Presentations may contain 5 slides and are limited to fifteen (15) minutes each (including logistical issues). Proposers desiring to reserve a time to present at the Proposers' Day Conference should contact as soon as possible, but no later than the registration cutoff date for the Proposers' Day Conference.

All material to be displayed at the conference must be approved in advance by both the organization that funded the research and the DARPA Program Manager. The DARPA Program Manager will screen the proposed material for sensitive but unclassified material and approve in advance any presentations. It is the presenter's responsibility to ensure that all material they plan to present at the Proposers' Day Conference has been approved by the funding organization in advance.

After the conference, there will be an opportunity to meet individually with Dr. Michael VanPutte, the Cyber Genome Program Manager. Please contact Larry Blankenship at to schedule an individual session.



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Arlington, Virginia 22203-1714
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