Department of Defense
High Performance Computing Modernization Program

As cyber threats continue to evolve and advance, so do the DoD HPCMP's cybersecurity core functions and activities. In its mission to apply security intelligently and promote a secure, resilient, and productive environment for the RDT&E and AE communities the Security team performs defensive cyberspace operations (DCO) and cybersecurity program management (CSPM) functions to a wide variety of stakeholders.

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Defensive Cyberspace Operations

As a designated Area of Operation (AO) with reporting responsibilities directly to the Joint Force Headquarters-DoD Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN), the HPCMP employs Friendly Forces to conduct DODIN Ops and DCO-IDM functions across the DREN and SDREN cyber terrain. From an authorized Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSSP) to formal DODIN boundary assessments of public-facing systems and data, the HPCMP maintains Defensive Cyberspace Forces (DCF) to ensure high-speed, reliable, and secure connectivity for the RDT&E and AE communities.

HPCMP Security is responsible for the integration, synchronization, and de-confliction of cybersecurity activities across the DREN and SDREN cyber terrain. In close coordination with applicable AO Commander and Director's DCFs, the Security team enables timely information sharing of "Tier 1" Order countermeasures implementation and cyber incident/event data to/from Service Cyber Components, Agencies, and Field Activities (SCC/A/FAs) with a presence on the DREN and SDREN. With visibility across DODIN enterprise RDT&E networks, the HPCMP DCO functions are imperative in achieving shared situational awareness amongst SCC/A/AFs on the DREN, minimizing "seams" between AO boundaries, and providing the requisite visibility to the JFHQ-DODIN.

As an authorized DoD CSSP since 2006, the HPCMP delivers full-spectrum cybersecurity services to effectively protect and defend Program assets, as well as DREN- and SDREN-connected sites aligned to the HPCMP for CSSP coverage. The HPCMP employs cybersecurity capabilities strategically located across the enterprise, and purpose-built for the DREN and SDREN cyber terrain.

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Cybersecurity Program Management 

Under the authority of the DoD HPCMP and DREN Authorizing Official (AO), HPCMP Security maintains multi-tiered cybersecurity risk management processes to reduce risk and maximize resiliency of HPCMP networks and systems. In doing so, the CSPM continuously monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of management and technnical controls to enable risk management framework (RMF) assessments and authorizations, identification and remediation of vulnerabilities, and communication of risks to the HPCMP AO.

Additionally, the CSPM publishes and enforces cybersecurity guidance applicable to the unique computational and networking environments throughout the HCPMP. In coordination with the DoD and Service-level risk advisory groups, the CSPM continuously evolves risk management practices through the use of authoritative cybersecurity data and operationally-relevant threat sources. In managing and monitoring cyber risks, the CSPM reinforces the Program's commitment to deliver a resiliant cyber terrain enabling RDT&E and AE users' pursuit of innovative solutions to the Department's most critical mission challenges.

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