In recent years, there has been much investment in the so-called “Science of Cyber” in order to identify and leverage fundamental properties of cyber-security in an effort to bring about potentially game-changing technologies. This has particularly involved academia with the desire leverage new and different ideas to the security arena. In this paper is an effort to open a wider dialogue between academia and the practitioner community. In fact, such an investment likely means there is a greater need for practitioners and scientists to cooperate. The scientists lack the extensive domain knowledge practitioners gain by participating in day-to-day cyber-operations while practitioners will be interested in rapidly fielding new technology developed by scientists. Further, scientists need practitioners to bring to help keep their theories rooted in reality, find realistic and relevant datasets, and aide in transitioning ideas to practical use. Likewise, practitioners can leverage the efforts of scientists to obtain new methods to address problems and more rapidly use academic ideas to enhance security efforts. In the remainder of the paper, we describe some of our ongoing efforts to provide examples of the type of academic research that may be useful to the practitioner.