Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2017

Publication Title

The Cyber Defense Review






Army Cyber Institute


Extending the military principle of maneuver into the war-fighting domain of cyberspace, academic and military researchers have produced many theoretical and strategic works, though few have focused on researching the applications and systems that apply this principle. We present a survey of our research in developing new architectures for the enhancement of parallel and distributed applica-tions. Specifically, we discuss our work in applying the military concept of maneuver in the cyberspace domain by creating a set of applications and systems called “ma-neuverable applications.” Our research investigates resource provisioning, application optimization, and cybersecurity enhancement through the modification, relocation, addition or removal of computing resources.

We first describe our work to create a system to provision a big data computational re-source within academic environments. Secondly, we present a computing testbed built to allow researchers to study network optimizations of data centers. Thirdly, we discuss our Petri Net model of an adaptable system, which increases its cyber security posture in the face of varying levels of threat from malicious actors. Finally, we present evidence that traditional ideas about extending maneuver into cyberspace focus on security only, but computing can benefit from maneuver in multiple manners beyond security.


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