Analysis and Investigation through Cyber-Based Scenarios

Welcome to the 2020 Analysis and Investigation through Cyber-Based Scenarios (AICS) Camp. 
AICS is a week-long residential program with a national intelligence focus in the context of cyber, consisting of discussion sessions using a scenario-based approach to security issues, hands-on computer science labs, a cryptographic component, film sessions, and a final challenge each of which integrates the history, ethical issues, applications, and theory behind the development of analysis and synthesis of information in the context of threat assessment to critical systems.
AICS is a team based camp. Teams are selected by participating high schools and consist of 6 students and 2 teachers, one from a STEM discipline and one from a Liberal Arts discipline. Teams will work together as field agents for homeland security to solve each day’s cybersecurity scenario which could involve a state, national, or international cyber threat. The goal is to determine who, how, and what the response should be for each day’s scenario. Students will be expected to present their solutions at the end of each day.  

This year’s camp will be held on the University of Central Arkansas campus from June 21-26th. To register go to

Teacher Registration Materials: 

  • Registration Form
  • Team Roster
  • Photo Release
  • Consent for Background Check
    • Certified school teachers are required to have a background screening completed at least every FIVE YEARS for camps. Certified school teachers that are working on campus for camps will need to show proof they have had a background check within the last five years.
  • Vendor Registration Form
  • W-9
  • Copy of Current Mandated Reporter (Follow the link below if you need to complete the training)
  • University Liability Release

Student Registration Materials

  • Policies and Code of Conduct
  • Photo Release (minor)
  • University Liability Release
  • Medical Release
  • Consent for Treatment

This camp is funded by the Department of Homeland Security
through the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC).