The U.S. Army is seeking industry partners to assist with securing cyberspace operating areas to free up soldiers to “defend forward.”

A new solicitation from the Army’s Cybersecurity Defense Operations and Research (CDOR) Branch seeks responses on how to increase battlespace awareness, secure operating areas, command and control, and defense related to disrupting an “adversary’s ability to take action to disrupt, degrade, or dent achievement of [Defense Department] mission objectives.”

“The CDOR objectives are addressing today’s cyber threats by designing and deploying game-changing cyber defense capabilities that allow organizations to defend better, react faster, coordinate rapidly, prioritize efforts, and respond smarter to security events, increased risks or operational directives,” the solicitation says.

With the help of contractors, the Army wants to more accurately differentiate adversaries and allies to understand network needs.

“The Government will continue to advance and further the cyber research mission by conducting research and developing solutions to enhance the dynamic cyber-defense domain through operational provisioning of 24/7 cyber defense operations and services within the [Defense Department] Information Network environment,” the documents states.

Responses for the solicitation are due Aug. 19.

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