The 12th MACCDC will once again feature two rounds of competition: the virtual qualifying round and the regional finals. The virtual qualifying round will be held online February 23-March 1, 2017. Schedules for the qualifying rounds will be released in February. The regional finals will be held on March 30-April 1, 2017. The eight teams with the best final score from the qualifying round will advance to the regional finals. The regional final round is a face-to-face competition with both Blue Team (student teams) and Red Team (hackers) members on site at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. The first place team from the final round will advance to the National CCDC held April 13-15, 2017 in San Antonia, Texas.