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The CAG is the academic home for multi-disciplinary degree & research programs in Cyber Systems and Operations (CSO) working across boundaries to meet challenges in new science and warfare domains.

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Highlights

CASPER

CASPERThis collaborative research effort, dubbed Coupled Air-Sea Processes and EM Ducting Research (CASPER), addresses overarching knowledge gaps related to electromagnetic (EM) wave propagation in coastal Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layers (MABL). The objective is to fully characterize the MABL as an EM propagation environment.

Hybrid schemes for exact conditional inference in discrete exponential families

Statistical mathExact conditional goodness-of-fit tests for discrete exponential family models can be conducted via Monte Carlo estimation of p values by sampling from the conditional distribution of multiway contingency tables. The proposed method runs many parallel chains initialized at SIS samples across the fiber. The scheme alleviates many of the challenges faced by the MCMC and SIS schemes individually while largely retaining their strengths. It also provides diagnostics that guide and lend credibility to the procedure. Simulations demonstrate the viability of the approach.

HACKtheMACHINE 2018

Hack the Machine logoThe U.S. Navy's premiere digital experience for building a community of practice in maritime security is HACKtheMACHINE.

HACKtheMACHINE Seattle will allow participants to get hands-on experience with digital challenges faced by the U.S. Navy and have fun with equipment and data that has never been seen in a public event. The ideas and innovations at this event will inform our thinking about cybersecurity, machine learning, and rapid prototyping.

HACKtheMACHINE runs September 21st-23rd in Seattle. Register now!

Projects

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Darknet and DoD Networks: Obfuscation, Spoof Detection, and Elimination

Prof. Shelley Gallup

The pervasiveness of network traffic lacking attribution inhibits the deterrence of malicious online actors. Without attribution, malicious actors can launch near-anonymous cyber attacks with relative impunity - and may even redirect reprisal. Shortcomings in attribution would be less of a concern if anonymous relay network traffic could be discerned from non-relay traffic and blocked due to its anonymity. This work is a preliminary exploration into statistically identifiable online anonymity characteristics of network traffic. Network traffic characteristics will be observed and analyzed to determine if anonymous relay traffic may be discerned from types of non-relay traffic. The method applies Bayesian logic (using the knowledge of prior events to predict future events) to determine if on line identities originate from anonymous relays by examining three characteristics of anonymous network traffic; 1) network traffic packet header offset 2) logical port continuity 3) network packet round-trip timing.


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Centers & Institutes

In addition to cyber education, there are numerous research centers and institutes housed within the academic departments. Centers and institutes provide a laboratory environment where faculty and students can conduct research on some of the Navy’s most difficult challenges. Centers and institutes support single and interdisciplinary efforts bringing together the enormous intellectual capital of NPS.

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Centers

Acquisition Research Program
Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence for National Security (AOCOE)
Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Center (ADSC)
Center for Asymmetric Warfare
Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research (CAVR)
Center for Civil Military Relations
Center for Cyber Warfare
Center for Defense Management Reform
Center for Decision, Risk, Controls & Signals Intelligence (DRCSI)
Center for Executive Education (CEE)
Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
Center for Cybersecurity and Cyber Operations (C3O)
Center for Information Warfare and Innovation (CIWI)
Center for Infrastructure Defense (CID)
Center for Joint Services Electronic Warfare
Center for Materials Research (CMR)
Center for Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) Research
Center for Multi-INT Studies (CMIS)
Center for Network Innovation and Experimentation (CENETIX)
Center for Radiation Hardened Electronics
Center for Survivability and Lethality
Center for the Study of Mobile Devices and Communications
Center for the Study of Potential Outcomes
Center on Contemporary Conflict
Common Operational Research Environment (CORE) Program
Culture and Conflict Studies (CCS)
Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI)
DoD Information Operations Center for Research (DoD IOCenter)
Littoral Operations Center (LOC)
Remote Sensing Center (RSC)
Robo Dojo
SEED Center for Data Farming (Simulation Experiments & Efficient Designs)
Spacecraft Research and Design Center
Turbo-Propulsion Laboratory
Undersea Warfare Center

Institutes

Cebrowski Institute for Innovation and Information Superiority

The Cebrowski Institute is a hub of military innovation for the information revolution in military and security affairs for the US Navy, the US DOD and the nation. The Institute helps generate innovative ideas for information strategy and tactics and supports the information entrepreneurs who champion them in the Navy and DOD. The Institute works with leaders and community networks to bring the new ideas into practice.

Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation Institute (MOVES)

The MOVES mission is to enhance the operational effectiveness of our joint forces and our allies by providing superior training and exemplary research in the field of modeling and simulation.

Wayne E. Meyer Institute of Systems Engineering

The Meyer Institute provides NPS faculty and students with relevant, tailored, and unique research opportunities in systems engineering and designated warfare areas to support NPS graduate education that increases the combat effectiveness of U.S. and Allied armed forces and enhances the security of the United States.