HACKtheMACHINE
 

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED
SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2019

HACKTHEMACHINE

 
 

THE NAVY DIGITAL EXPERIENCE
2017 BEST CATALYST FOR INNOVATION AWARD WINNER

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Thank you to our sponsors and our community!

 
 

 

About HACKtheMACHINE

On behalf of the Naval Sea Systems Command 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.

Computers, data, and digital communications underpin the global economy and delivery of the world's life-sustaining services like food, power, and clean water. To stay ahead of adversaries that may attempt to disrupt these bedrock elements of digital security through cyber-attack or other means, HACKtheMACHINE is looking to reach out to a new generation and engage in meaningful conversations about opportunities to innovate, create maritime security, and have a positive effect in a changing world.

This event will allow participants to get hands-on experience with digital challenges faced by the U.S. Navy and the opportunity to learn what the Navy is about, while teaming up to solve vexing digital security challenges of today and the future. The ideas and innovations at this event will inform our thinking about cybersecurity, machine learning, and rapid prototyping. HACKtheMACHINE is the Blue Angels for Geeks!

To learn more about our past events, click here.


 

Three Interactive Tracks

Track 1: Maritime Capture the Flag

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We are the world only competitive hacking event to take place using a custom suite of maritime electronics sensors to support a scored hacking challenge. Maritime Capture the Flag includes radio frequency hacking spoof navigation systems like AID, GPS, and bridge-to-bridge radio.

Track 2: Data Science

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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 using maritime data including satellite tracking and electronic nautical charts to build collision prevention systems.

Track 3: Hack for the Oceans

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The Navy has a new infrastructure as a service architecture aboard our ships and submarines needs an app development community. Do you have what it takes to build the ultimate app that runs on Navy infrastructure and helps the Navy coordinate with local and regional providers during humanitarian and ecological crises?

 

 
The format we developed is really aimed at one central thing. How do we get America’s young innovative, willing to take risks, entrepreneurs onto the United States Navy’s most difficult problems?
— Commander Zac Staples

Awards

2017 Catalyst for Innovation Award Winner
Presented by the Secretary of the Navy

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