IDS International Announces CyberTropolis Award

Arlington, VA – March 12, 2020 (PRESS RELEASE)

IDS International has been awarded the contract to conduct technology related training research, development, testing & experimentation (RDT&E), along with the mission critical functions necessary to sustain operations for CyberTropolis.

CyberTropolis Technology Environment Platform (CTEP) is the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center’s persistent training environment for advanced cyber-physical training and exercise support. This unique venue trains Joint Cyber Mission Forces with access to a real city consisting of genuine Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition systems (SCADA), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), a fully network integrated closed cellular network, and Social Media Environment and Internet Replication system (SMEIR).

CTEP is digitally connected through the Joint Information Operations Range and other secure connectivity to numerous other facilities managed by the Department of Defense and other joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational partners.

Providing a one-of-a-kind platform for DoD and JIIM partners to conduct training or RDT&E in a wide variety of emerging technology areas, CTEP is primarily related to cyberspace and cyber-electromagnetic operations. Building upon the complex urban infrastructure of the 1,000-acre MUTC facility, CTEP provides the needed resources for AMCCO, the DoD, and JIIM partners to meet evolving training and RDT&E requirements of the 21st century.

“We are excited to be working with MUTC and the Indiana National Guard and to operate and enhance CyberTropolis, one of the most innovative cyber ranges and training centers in the US military. Military customers can leverage the unique, powerful, and innovative capabilities at CTEP to train and exercise all dimensions of cyber and information warfare, from offensive and defensive cyber operations, to information operations to multidomain warfare.”– Nick Dowling, IDS President and CEO.

The Army’s selection recognizes IDS’s proven expertise delivering innovation solutions throughout the National Security and technology industries.

SMEIR is the most advanced, comprehensive, and effective product for real world cyber and information warfare training. SMEIR provides a full-range, free-play, immersive, realistic and scalable operational practice environment in which warfighters simultaneously train on full-spectrum cyberspace and information operation analytics during integrated and multi-dimensional exercises.

SMEIR has been used by US Army Special Operation Forces (SOF), Psychological Operations (PSYOP), and Civil Affairs (CA) units, from the team to the battalion level at the Joint Readiness Training Center, National Training Center, and at civilian locations hosting mission readiness exercises.

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Constance O’Brien