Background: The Cyber School was established to provide trained 17 series personnel (17A, 17C, and 170A) that support the Army’s Cyberspace Operations across USCYBERCOM, ARCYBER, and Cyber Protection Brigade missions. Additionally, the Cyber School has the goal of providing equipment, faculty, and an environment that build Soldiers’ skills and abilities while encouraging a culture of aggressive self-development. As stated in Self Development for Cyber Warriors (Conti, Caroland, Cook, Taylor) "Aggressive self-development is a critical task for the cyber warfare professional. No matter the quality, formal training and education programs age poorly when facing the relentless advance of technology and agile adversaries. Self-development serves as a continuous complement to formal training and fosters the currency and depth of expertise a world class cyber workforce demands."
The instructor will assist the CCOE's goal to progress CsRA into a full-production version with supported implementation across the Army Cyber School which includes Career Field 17’s (Cyber Operations) Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC), Captain’s Career Course (CCC), Operations Officer Course (OOC), Advanced Individual Training (AIT), Advanced Leader Course (ALC), Senior Leader Course (SLC), Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC), Warrant Officer Advanced Course (WOAC), and other Cyberspace Operations courses as determined by the Army Cyber Commandant. The majority of these courses consist of technical and planning cyber training validated by USCYBERCOM J7, DoD CIO, and the NSA. The contractor shall provide instructional support and training development for the Cyber School. Personnel assigned to this contract shall assist and support the CCoE personnel and shall utilize and develop all training related products IAW all applicable regulations and SOPs (i.e. TRADOC REG 350-70 with appendixes). The Government will own all developed products.
The assessment includes, but is not limited to, attacks, exploits, operating systems, servers, and programs. All subject matter covered to some degree in students’ primary training. Each assessment category listed is implemented in the most realistic manner possible with new material being provided as required to meet student skill and performance levels. Students are generally provided a short block of instruction on a high-level concept, such as Offensive Cyberspace Operations (OCO), then are assigned associated tasks that build and reinforce knowledge and skill through application. Students are not confined to a particular method of completing a task and are encouraged to think outside of the box. During the task completion phase, the instructor assumes a facilitator role and provides guidance and resources as needed. This method requires a marked change in typical military-style classes and demands a high level of competency from the instructor pool.
The instructor will support the development and instruction of the Army Cyber School Cyberspace Response Assessment (CsRA) scenario-based exercise that will evaluate the students’ abilities at the culmination of their schoolhouse training. The evaluation is outcome based, requiring a student to perform cyberspace operations within established guidelines, and apply techniques learned throughout their training to be successful. Support the training requirements of the Cyber School that include fostering self-development, platform instruction, assessing student performance, maintaining training resources, developing training schedules, managing exams, administering exercises, conducting student assessments, and assisting students with developing, preparing, and practicing presentations. Contractor personnel shall demonstrate model behavior and professionalism at all times. The assessment, instruction and curriculum development will be conducted at a clearance up to TOP SECRET//SCI.
Cybersapce Response Assessment Instructor/Writer Qualifications:
Possess a final Top Security Clearance and Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with SCI eligibility at work performance start date and shall maintain the required security clearance throughout the life of the contract.
Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
Have 2 (two) years of experience, within the last 5 (five) years, employing mission command procedures for crisis, incident, and emergency situations.
Must have Bachelor’s Degree and 15 years experience. Preferred degrees included Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, or an equivalent degree.
In lieu of a Bachelor Degree, a minimum of 3 (three) additional years of experience in the below areas.
U.S. Army Mission Command and Plan Unified Signal/Military Intelligence/Cyber-Electromagnetic Operations
Assess Cyberspace Related Risk
Integrate Intelligence into Cyberspace Operations
Employ Cyberspace Defense
Detect Indicators of Compromise, Unknown Vulnerabilities, or Anomalous Behavior
Perform Incident Response
Provide Cyber-Threat Indications and Warnings
Provide a Critical Asset Vulnerability Assessment
Implement Defensive Cyberspace Operations – Response Actions
Perform Cyberspace Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Activities
Perform Cyberspace Operational Preparation of the Environment
Perform Cyberspace Attack Operations Orders
Possess and maintain all required training as stated throughout this PWS.
Possess skills/knowledge of performing office automation work that includes word processing, electronic mail, spreadsheets, presentations, and other personal computer applications; typing a variety of materials from rough draft into final form including narrative and tabular material, e.g., correspondence, reports, and forms; maintaining records, historical records, survey results, reference library of training catalogs, regulations and other miscellaneous publications; establishing and maintaining office functional files and reference files; knowledge management applications, e.g., SharePoint, Army training requirements and resources system (ATRRS), and Blackboard.
Graduated the Foundation Instructor/Facilitator Course (FIFC), Faculty Development Program-1 (FDP-1), and Support Cadre Training Course (SCTC).
Graduated from the Army’s Functional Area 29 Officer Course, 17A Officer Course, 170B Warrant Officer Basic Course, 170A Warrant Officer Advanced Course, 290A Warrant Officer Advanced Course, the Army Cyberspace Operations Planners Course (ACOPC), Joint Cyberspace Operations Planners Course (JCOPC), Joint Advanced Cyber Warfare Course (JACWC), Joint Network Attack Course (JNAC), Joint Staff or Army Special Technical Operations (STO) Planners Course, AFIT Cyber 200 or 300, or alternate/equivalent qualification training for USCYBERCOM Cyber Mission Forces (CMF) teams or industry equivalent cyberspace support. Completion of the Joint Combined Warfighting School, the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) or industry equivalent courses in combination with one or more of the previously mentioned CEMA or Cyberspace qualification courses is also highly valued.