R 171230Z JUN 22
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DCI IC4//
SUBJ/SOLICITATION FOR MARINE CORPS APPLICATIONS IN THE BRAVO HACKATHON SERIES//
POC/J. E. PEACOCK/MAJ/DC I IC4/ICN/TEL: 571-256-8825/EMAIL: JERRY.E.PEACOCK@USMC.MIL//
POC/R. A. LETTEER/CIV/DC I IC4/ICCCY/TEL: 703-693-3490/EMAIL: RAY.LETTEER@USMC.MIL//
POC/MARFORCYBER INTEGRATED OPERATIONS CENTER/IOC/MFCC/IOC/TEL: 667-812-5131/EMAIL: MARFORCYBER_IOC_OMB@NSA.GOV//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This is a joint Deputy Commandant for Information and Marine Forces Cyberspace Command message. This MARADMIN solicits applications from Marine Corps Active Duty, Reserve, Civilian, and Contractor employees for the United States Air Force hosted BRAVO Hackathon, 18-22 July 2022. This event will take place at two separate Air Force Bases and one Space Force Base, to prototype capabilities on air combat and space launch operations data. The hackathon will take place simultaneously at three locations at varying classification levels.
2. Background: The BRAVO Hackathon Series is named from Project B, a 1921 series of joint Army-Navy target exercises conducted on surplus ships in response to Army Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell’s claim that bombers sink battleships. The claim undermined the then-current investments and strategy of the Department of War. The Secretary of War and Secretary of the Navy authorized Project B to disprove and disgrace Mitchell by demonstrating the insignificance of airpower. Mitchell instead directed his bombers to destroy all test ships, changing military strategy, defense resourcing for aeronautics and aircraft carriers, and ultimately the Department of War by proving the need for a separate Air Force military department. BRAVO hackathons are sponsored by DoD Senior Leaders to provide technical and cultural innovation environments that enable government and American citizenry to test and validate bold ideas on real DoD data. Unlike other DoD technical environments, BRAVO hackathons allow hackers to bring open source software and data into the developmental environment in minutes, providing unprecedented software and data collaboration on operational data. Previous hackathon events have enabled rapid development and deployment of advanced capabilities.
3. Locations and Dates:
Location: Dates: Clearance Requirement:
Joint Base Langley-Eustis 18-22 JUL SECRET
Patrick Space Force Base 18-22 JUL NONE
Eglin Air Force Base 18-22 JUL SECRET
*Denotes minimum clearance required at site. Those with higher level clearances and SAP read-ins are encouraged to apply.
4. Who may apply: This event is open to all US Citizens. Active Duty and Reserve Marines, DoD Civilian and Contractor Employees with a background in engineering, data science, data visualization and user experience development, data networking, and software development are encouraged to apply. Applications can be submitted at (CAC required): https:(slash)(slash)gain.apps.dso.mil/daf/bravo-application/application Application deadline is 22 JUN 22.
5. Travel: TAD coordination and funding to participate in the event will be conducted individually by accepted applicants. Funding will be the responsibility of the selected participants parent command or organization. Dress code is business casual for the event.
6. For more information on the BRAVO Hackathon, please visit: https:(slash)(slash)www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/3047356/air-force-space-force-announce-next-hackathon-at-3-locations-and-classification/
7. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
8. Release authorized by BGen J. A. Matos, U.S. Marine Corps, Director, Information, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers.//