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CISA Seeks Contractor to Support Annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition

2021 President's Cup

Cybersecurity Competition

CISA Seeks Contractor to Support Annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued a request for information in support of the 2021 President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition.

CISA is looking for contractors that can provide support services to the PCCC national event aimed at identifying, challenging and rewarding the best cybersecurity talent in the federal workforce based on the elements of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Framework.

The DHS needs industry vendors capable of hosting online competitions, specifically those that involve cybersecurity challenges like capture the flag events, FedScoop reported.

The selected contractor will be tasked with providing cybersecurity training information and developing video games, as well as generalized cybersecurity knowledge across their workforce.

Interested vendors are asked to share information on their capability to support the PCCC’s specific needs, including creating and testing more than 70 competition challenges within two to three months, open-sourcing all content and providing support 24/7.

The previous President’s Cup was held from August 2020 to February 2021. The competition saw participation from 250 teams, comprising 1,400 participants. In a virtual format, the attendees competed in capture the flag challenges and in a “Save the World” scenario, which had mock news broadcasts about a snowstorm that took out the critical infrastructure of a city. A team from the U.S. Army’s 780th Military Intelligence Brigade won the 2020 challenge.

Meanwhile, CISA is still undecided whether to conduct the 2021 national event in a virtual or in-person format.

The agency will accept responses to the 2021 PCCC RFI until Sept. 8.

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