The University of Arizona has issued a Request for Proposals for the creation of cyber range wall at its Sierra Vista campus.
The project will belong to the cyber operations program within UA’s College of Applied Science and Technology, one of only a handful of such programs in the country focusing on offensive and defensive cyber security.
What is officially called the Bluetooth Radio Cyber Range Wall will see the installation of a system allowing for communication devoid of cables or wires.
Such systems rely on short-range radio frequency and any device that incorporates communications technology used to detect, respond to, and prevent cyber threats.
According to the RFP issued by the school, the range wall will provide a visual context of how networks work using background graphics, and will measure no less than 6 feet by 9 feet and no larger than 8 feet by 12 feet.
The structure must also be deep enough to allow for power supplies to be hidden internally within the wall.
The RFP has a submission deadline of April 27.
By Garry Boulard
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