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2011 MACCDC Scenario

Each year, the CyberWatch Mid-Atlantic CCDC (MACCDC) presents a new exercise scenario and cutting-edge technologies that mimic those in the real world. This year’s scenario involves student teams working for the Haven Electric CoOp (HEC), a national electricity provider. With operations spread throughout the United States, HEC is a leading electric grid manager and reseller of Power Management Units (PMUs).

Because of risky investments, HEC has fallen on hard economic times and has been acquired by the U.S. government. Given the unstable future of the company, most of the IT staff has left for other jobs, while those remaining are less than effective. As a result, the government has brought in contractors to replace all the IT staff. The student teams are these contractors.

The student teams will be charged with maintaining and securing the network, while providing critical services and responding to the demands of clients, end users, upper management, and others. As employees of HEC, the students will also have access to the HEC Credit Union, where they can conduct their day-to-day banking.

Each defending team represents a group of civilian contractors and is responsible for protecting their district’s network assets, coordinating communications with upper echelons (HQ unit), and supporting deployed assets in the field.


Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory
Kossiakoff Center
11100 Johns Hopkins Rd.
Laurel, MD 20723

March 10-12, 2011

2011 Competition Video

Laurel, MD (JHU APL). Scenario: Haven Electric CoOp (HEC), a national electricity provider. Job Fair added. K12 event. Spectator component added. Custom badges. Univ. of MD College Park won.

2011 Teams

Regional Final Team Standings
  1. University of Maryland College Park
  2. James Madison University
  3. Forsyth Technical Community College
Regional Final Teams
  1. Craven Community College, NC
  2. George Washington University, DC
  3. James Madison University, VA
  4. Hagerstown Community College, MD
  5. University of Maryland College Park, MD
  6. Wilmington University, DE
  7. Forsyth Technical Community College, NC
  8. Capitol College, MD
2011 Qualifying Round Teams
  1. Anne Arundel Community College, MD
  2. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, NC
  3. Capitol College, MD
  4. Catawba Valley Community College, NC
  5. Community College of Baltimore County, MD
  6. Craven Community College, NC
  7. Forsyth Technical Community College, NC
  8. George Mason University, VA
  9. George Washington University, DC
  10. Hagerstown Community College, MD
  11. Howard Community College, MD
  12. James Madison University, VA
  13. Liberty University, VA
  14. Millersville University, PA
  15. Montgomery College, MD
  16. Northern Virginia Community College, VA
  17. Towson University, MD
  18. University of Maryland Baltimore County, MD
  19. University of Maryland College Park, MD
  20. University of Pittsburgh, PA
  21. Virginia Tech, VA
  22. Wilmington University, DE

Sponsors & Supporters

  • Platinum: Boeing Corporation, Booz Allen Hamilton, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Gold: CSC, NetApp, Neustar, SAIC, Tenable Network Security
  • Silver: CTI
  • Supporters: Deloitte, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
National Science Foundation (NSF) CyberWATCH Center:
  • Dr. Costis Toregas
  • Dr. Bob Spear
  • Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle
  • Portia Pusey
  • Fran Melvin
  • Teri Kepner
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL):
  • Jay Turner
  • Charlie Frick
  • Mark Matties
  • Laura Nolan
  • Kristi Marren
  • Geoff Brown
  • Jim Kave
  • Stacy Murphy
  • Bruce Wright
  • Bill Kaplan* (Audio)
  • Bill Rogers (Camera, photo)
  • Bridget Rafferty* (Production Assistant)
  • David Vespoint (Producer/Production Manager)
  • David Walton (Editor, Camera)
  • David Wrightson (Camera/Floor Manager)
  • Ed Whitman (Still photo)
  • Gerry Bennett (Camera/AV Support)
  • Gregory Rau* (Production Assistant)
  • John O’Brien (Technical Director, Director)
  • Lee Hobson (Technical Director, Camera)
  • Neil Rubenstein (Executive Producer)
  • Nick Brezzell (Utility)
  • Steve Ferraro (Video Engineer)
  • Tere Campbell* (Audio)
  • Tim Matkosky* (Camera)
Freelancers Department of Homeland Security (DHS):
  • Dr. Doug Maughn
Prince George’s Community College Community College of Baltimore County:
  • Mike Netzer
  • Noell Damron
  • Mugs Gilbert
  • Lou Lewis
  • Ben Crews
  • Marc Grundfest
  • Daniel Mroz
  • Michael Mazikas
  • Marvin Williams
iSIGHT Partners:
  • Tim Rosenberg
  • Dwight Hobbs
  • Thomas Blackard
  • Juan Botero
  • Lina Almansa
PaulDotCom Enterprises:
  • Paul Asadoorian
  • Larry Pesce
  • Darren Wigley
  • Kerry McKay: George Washington University
  • Michael Dougherty: Bogdan Computer Services, Inc.
  • Erica Spicher
  • Matt Cerney
  • Greg Deveau, Greg Foster, and the students from Western High School
  • The hundreds of others!!
Student teams and faculty from:
  • Anne Arundel Community College
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
  • Capitol College
  • Catawba Valley Community College
  • Community College of Baltimore County
  • Craven Community College
  • Forsyth Technical Community College
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Hagerstown Community College
  • Howard Community College
  • James Madison University
  • Liberty University
  • Millersville University
  • Montgomery College
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Towson University
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wilmington University