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2021 Scenario: Global Pandemic

2021 MACCDC Theme: Global Pandemic

Each year, the MACCDC develops a new exercise scenario and implements cutting-edge technologies that mimic those in the real world. This year’s scenario involved student teams working for The National Emergency Response Division (N.E.R.D.), a data science-focused group within the Big Time Health Organization (BTHO), a multinational entity headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. N.E.R.D. employees were exceptionally busy dealing with the global health pandemic. As such, they had to not only shift to work from home, but also expand the number of employees to support the inordinate amounts of data that was flooding each of its eight geographic locations throughout the U.S. Protecting the integrity of the data was critical, but when the data affects the delivery of health services to the public, the job of N.E.R.D. became even more mission critical.

The student teams stood on the front lines of technology, alongside various healthcare providers. The main task at hand was to ensure that pandemic-related data from state departments of health were accurate and delivered quickly. Information on outbreak locations, promising interventions, efficacy of testing, mortality rates, and other related statistics were critical so physicians, public health officials, and government entities could make informed decisions about resource allocations. Loss or inaccurate information could lead to tragic consequences.



Virtual Qualifying Round: Feb. 27

Regional Finals: Apr. 1-3

Wild Card Round: Apr. 7

National CCDC: Apr. 23-25

Competition Brochure
2021 MACCDC Regional Brochure Cover
2021 Competition Videos

2021 Regional Final Teams

Final Standings
  1. University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
  2. George Mason University *
  3. Liberty University

* For the second year in a row, a Wild Card round (April 7, 2021) pitted the 2nd place finishers from all the CCDC regions against each other. The winner advanced to the National CCDC Finals.

Regional Final Teams (Alphabetical Order)
  1. Capitol Technology University
  2. George Mason University
  3. Liberty University
  4. Millersville University
  5. Northern Virginia Community College
  6. Old Dominion University
  7. University of Maryland Baltimore County
  8. University of Pittsburgh

2021 Qualifying Teams

  1. Bowie State University
  2. Capitol Technology University
  3. Christopher Newport University
  4. Community College of Baltimore County
  5. East Carolina University
  6. George Mason University
  7. James Madison University
  8. Liberty University
  9. Marshall University
  10. Millersville University
  11. Northern Virginia Community College
  12. Old Dominion University
  13. Rutgers University
  14. Saint Vincent College
  15. The Penn State University
  16. The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
  17. Towson University
  18. University of Maryland Baltimore County Team 1
  19. University of Maryland Baltimore County Team 2
  20. University of Maryland College Park
  21. University of Maryland Global Campus
  22. University of Pittsburgh
  23. University of Virginia Team 1
  24. University of Virginia Team 2
  25. West Virginia University

Our 2021 Sponsors

2022 Silver Sponsor: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Palo Alto Networks
2023 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Sponsor: Crowdstrike