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Adaptive Red Teaming on Developmental Technologies

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Technical Report

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Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

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This thesis defines a methodology that can be used to support a comprehensive red-teaming process to assess the technology used during developmental technology. The goal is for the U.S. Army to benefit from a repeatable, adaptable method to acquire defense systems that are both useful and desirable by operational commands. A stakeholder analysis focused on red-team requirements indicated the need to increase threat emulation capabilities, provide a quantitative snapshot of technology, and increase collaboration between government and industry. Based on the methodology recommended by this research, a new, repeatable process was initiated by the Adaptive Red Team. This new process offers an improved evaluation of developmental technology, which provides a baseline logistics, technological and user factors score for each technology, and a better understanding of the risk of acceptance for a tested technology. Additional process improvements include emulation of formidable threats through equipment improved tactics, techniques, and procedures and increased collaboration between government and industry through the use of data standards, new knowledge of adaptive red-team missions, and technology introductions. Initial results of applying the recommendations of this thesis have uncovered vulnerabilities never seen and when mitigated, have shown to increase operational capabilities for DOD.

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  • Operations Research
  • Defense Systems

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