R 031330Z MAR 23
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC DCI WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/SOLICITATION FOR MARINE CORPS APPLICATIONS IN THE BRAVO HACKATHON SERIES//
POC/W. J. BUSH/CIV/DC I IC4/ICC CY/TEL: 571-256-8865/EMAIL: WILLIAM.BUSH@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This MARADMIN solicits applications from Marine Corps Active Duty, Reserve, Civilian, and Contractor employees for the United States Air Force hosted BRAVO Hackathon, 20-24 March 2023 at Hurlburt Field, Fl. The focus of this event will be on SOCOM and Joint use cases built for these organizations.
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
Hurlburt Field, Fl 20-24 March *NONE
*Denotes minimum clearance required at site. Certain spaces, use cases, and datasets may require U.S. SECRET clearance or higher. 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: https:(slash)(slash)bravo.il2.afwerx.dso.milgain.apps/. Applications will be accepted until 19 March 2023.
5. Roles: There are three participant classifications:
5.a. Hacker: Role is open to applicants and expects project builders with varying skill sets and experience to include software development, data science, machine learning, design and user interface, data visualization, and product management.
5.b. Subject Matter Expert: Open only to government and government contractors. Supports multiple teams with specific expertise or knowledge about a use case or dataset offered at the event. Any federal organization is eligible to supply a use case or dataset for consideration.
5.c. Supporter: Open only to government and government contractors. Provides administrative support to the event by running security, facilitating supply deliveries, organizing social events, and facilitating the delivery of science fair materials.
6. 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.
7. For more information on the BRAVO Hackathon, please visit: https:(slash)(slash)www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/3283344/department-of-the-air-force-to-conduct-hackathon/.
8. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
9. Release authorized by LtGen M. G. Glavy, Headquarters Marine Corps, Deputy Commandant for Information.//