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April 19, 2018, 1:00 PM EST,
DARPA Conference Center
DARPA’s Information Innovation Office is hosting a Proposers Day to provide information to potential applicants on the structure and objectives of the Computers and Humans Exploring Software Security (CHESS) program. The goal of the CHESS program is to research the effectiveness of enabling computers and humans to collaboratively reason over software artifacts (e.g., source code, compiled binaries, etc.) for the purpose of finding zero-day vulnerabilities at a scale and speed appropriate for the complex software ecosystem upon which the U.S. Government, military, and economy depend.
August 4, 2016,
Co-located with DEF CON 24, Paris Las Vegas Convention Center, 3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd.



DARPA will hold the world’s first all-computer Capture the Flag tournament live on stage (co-located with the DEF CON conference in Las Vegas) where automated systems may take the first steps toward a defensible, connected future. Seven teams from across the United States qualified to compete in the Final Event. For more information, please visit:

Real cyber battles require both offense and defense. The CyberStakes CTF was a team-based full-spectrum, attack/defense Capture the Flag (CTF) competition. Each team was given identical software to defend while simultaneously attacking other teams. Points were awarded for successfully attacking other competitors while simultaneously defending their own infrastructure. This event was in the spirit of the annual DEF CON CTF competition, where most attacks revolve around exploitation and defense of traditional software binaries.
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June 30, 2016,
DARPA Conference Center
DARPA’s Information Innovation Office (I2O) is hosting a Proposers Day to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the upcoming Dispersed Computing program. The program will seek to develop scalable, robust decision systems that enable secure, collective tasking of computing assets in a mission-aware fashion by users with competing demands, and across large numbers of heterogeneous computing platforms. These systems must be able to operate in environments where network connectivity is highly variable and degraded.
April 20 – September 17, 2017,
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
In 2014, DARPA launched the Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC) to develop intelligent systems that might someday take over the painstaking and time-consuming work of searching through billions of lines of software code for vulnerabilities or intrusions. The Pittsburgh-based team ForAllSecure built Mayhem, which took first place in the CGC in August 2016. The Mayhem Cyber Reasoning System is now on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The exhibit will run through September 17, 2017.