A Fly-Away Kit (FAK) or Expeditionary Kit is a self-contained suite of equipment (hardware and software) for DoD and federal civilian Cyber Protection Teams (CPTs) and forward operations to operate both in tactical (field-deployed) and back-office environments. The FAK suite of cyber tools or cloud/server applications include tools to conduct vulnerability analysis, incident response, and other cyber-analytic functions, and are suitable for operation on both classified and unclassified networks.
Legacy FAK tools have been too large, consist of too many components and peripherals, and are vulnerable to shock damage. In addition, the lack of modularity of legacy tools do not allow the flexibility to support various missions and subordinate commands simultaneously. Legacy tools have been costly and complex to use.
NextComputing Fly-Away Kits address the critical need for less expensive tools where personnel can engage quickly with minimal training. These ideal cyber Fly-Away Kits provide a lighter, smaller, shock-tolerant, faster and more capable suite than the current legacy tools in use today.
- Support a wide variety of user-supplied software modules, including Government Off-the-Shelf (GOTS), Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS), and free and open-source software (FOSS).
- Enable a Rapid Response by more agile CPT teams. More easily scale up and scale down travelling teams to meet the mission. Be able to respond at a moment’s notice, and not have to carefully schedule C130 or other travel assets
- Single person lift
- Carry-on commercial aircraft, staying close to the analyst
- Easily transport on rental car or sedan, SUV cross over vehicles
- Make travel less conspicuous by carrying smaller items
- Reduce operation costs. Simplify procurement with pre-configured Fly-Away Kits as a single part numbers.
- Reduce travel costs by leveraging commercial travel options
- Reduce setup time & tear down time
- Reduce size, so less space used on the site/location. Expand the potential sites where space is a constraint