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Training The New Cyber Workforce of the Future

John R. Sciandra, CISSP 2011



Who is NACON?  SDVOB that has been in business for over 10 years serving the DOD and federal government  Trusted and proven contracting partner, located in Annapolis with a TS facility clearance  Specializing in Learning Solutions for Cyber, Intel and DHS  Fully immersive hands-on exercises via our online lab product We Sell Full Featured Virtual Training Classrooms and Support




Our Team Our Founder has been on the ground floor of IA and CND for the past 12 years at the ACERT and NSA (and was previously in the Intel community). Our COO arrives from a career at Blackboard thus strengthening our position in the distance learning space. Our staff has now amassed years of man hours in the trenches of developing and delivering IA and Cyber content using distance learning technologies.

Excellent Partnership program for companies wanting to sell their Learning Services

Our Products  We provide two industry leading Distance Learning products including a Learning Management System and Hands-On Lab with full support options.  Cloud Computing Environment  Q2 2012: Red Team/Blue Team Environment

VirtualOnDemand Product Suite

Distance Learning LMS

Virtual Interactive Hands-on Lab

Support Services

But We Already Have an LMS! The NACON Lab can augment your current LMS and can be integrated with other popular LMS systems. Add the lab feature to your existing program without bailing on your existing training infrastructure investment. Back End Cyber Lab

Student Front End

Case Study: U.S. Army Information Assurance Virtual Training Classroom • Problem – Global mission that extends into austere locations where training was not available

• Action – Deployed an extremely large Virtual Classroom and Lab – Full mission support • Developed courses • Operate Help Desk • Issued certificates of completion

• Results – – – –

900,000+ registered users 99.8% participation rate 2.7+ million certificates issued CIO Estimates a Cost Avoidance of $1000/Student

Engage Students in Austere Locations 24x7

Near Term/Future: Virtual Worlds Integration National Defense University Initiative with Dept. of State and NASA

Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds



NACON is studying the implications for cyber training in DOD and how to create collaborative cyber operations training.

Content and Technology Partners Content Partner and Technology (Hypervisor Integration)

Virtual Worlds Collaboration Tools

Virtual Worlds Collaboration Tools

Content Partner

We are always looking for Partners that have either content, technology or customers with Distance Learning needs. Please Contact Us! UNCLASSIFIED



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