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The U.S. Navy digital Experience


On behalf of the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Cyber Warfare and our many sponsors across the Navy we are excited to introduce the U.S. Navy's premiere digital experience for Building a Community of Practice in Maritime Security: HACKtheMACHINE.

HACKtheMACHINE is not just another hackathon. This is the Blue Angels for geeks! Sure there are contests on challenging problems, but HACKtheMACHINE is really about inspiring an innovation generation, and assuring our citizens that despite an ever-growing list of cyber incidents reported in the media the U.S. Navy is on call and ready to execute cyber warfare in defense of our nation and our allies.  

We are inviting everyone to get a hands on experience in maritime cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality team building.

We have taken HACKtheMACHINE to Austin (Feb 2017) and Boston (Sep 2017) with plans to continue growing the series.  So read more about HACKtheMACHINE on this site, and keep up with us on Twitter @HACKtheMACHINE to see where we are taking the series next. Then join us to get a first hand introduction to the Navy's digital challenges, and see how exciting it can be to team up on some the world's most challenging and important problems.


A Challenge for Everyone

HACKtheMACHINE Boston drew about 350 participants together to participate in one of six different tracks. 36 academic institutions were represented alongside 32 startups and small businesses and 55 groups from all over the department of defense.



Maritime capture the flag

We've all seen computers, phones, and cars hacked - Do you have what it takes to hack a ship? We have built the world's first maritime electronic test bed (TRUDI) for conducting cybersecurity research. Join us for an exclusive game of maritime capture the flag and show off your skills.  

Data Science and the Seven Seas

At the heart of our Navy are thousands of machines that drive our ships and submarines. We are harnessing artificial intelligence to better understand these machines. Compete to design algorithms on a dataset culled from the Navy's engine rooms around the world and help us link data science and the seven seas.

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Virtual reality Disaster Relief

We are at our best when we are helping our friends and allies. Show us how to build better teams with immersive technologies in a disaster relief effort. We will bring cutting edge VR/AR tools and plans for our newest robot submarine. You bring your best ideas for immersive team building between humans and machines.