Misty Night: 5G Threat Assessment and Warning

S²MARTS Project No. 22-08

Misty Night: 5G Threat Assessment and Warning


Solutions Due: 13 June 2022 at 12:00 PM ET

Project TALX: 2 June 2022 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

Questions Due: 23 May 2022 at 12:00 PM ET

RFS Release: 13 May 2022 at 2:00 PM ET

Innovator NETWORX: 1 April 2022 at 1:00 PM ET

Coming Soon Notice: 21 March 2022 at 12:00 PM ET


The Government has released the final RFS for the Misty Night opportunity. Please find the RFS document and its accompanying attachments below.

Misty Night RFS: S2MARTS 2208 RFS Misty Night Final


Thursday, June 2, 2022

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

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Hear directly from the Government team on their vision for both Gray Summer and Misty Night. During the first half of the event, the Government will provide insight on Gray Summer and host a Q&A session. The second half of the event will be dedicated to a Government deep dive into Misty Night, followed by another Q&A session. Join us for one event that will cover 2 opportunities.


Friday, April 1, 2022

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Event registration is closed

Join your fellow NSTXL innovators for this event, introduce your organization and its capabilities, and learn what others are doing in support of this opportunity. Please note, this event is for both the Misty Night and Gray Summer projects.

This virtual teaming program facilitates discussions about how participants can contribute to a team through member capabilities. Participants are encouraged to continue the conversation after the event by joining the opportunity teaming board on NSTXL Community.


The Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking prototype support in the area of 5G Operate Through initiative seeking to identify, demonstrate, and assess capabilities that will provide solutions to operate through a wide range of 5G communication infrastructures. Recognizing the wide range of 5G architectures and their associated vulnerabilities, Operate Through encourages a zero-trust based approach for all solutions.

The DoD personnel have insufficient tools to identify and warn of the threats posed by the networks that they are connecting to with their personal and official devices. Assessments have been, and continue to be, conducted to discover vulnerabilities in the networks and equipment yet there is no established real-time capability to detect and warn the user of situations having the potential to compromise the security of the user, device, or data.

Department of Defense (DoD) 5G users need insight and awareness regarding the security status of existing 5G networks and local radio frequency (RF) emitters they encounter around the world. We envision a solution that possesses the capability to detect and warn the user of situations having the potential to compromise the security of the user, device, or data.  For example, a 5G device may be vulnerable to network behaviors that can potentially expose data, persona and/or other identifying or significant information.

The Misty Night: 5G Threat Assessment and Warning Other Transaction Authority (OTA) prototype project is anticipated to be released and to be executed in 3 phases for a Period of Performance (POP) of 24 months.