A new partnership will let reservists from the U.S. Army Reserve's Information Operations Command get ideas for improving military infrastructure and security information from Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute (www.sei.cmu.edu). Congress has approved $1.5 million to support a joint initiative to promote information assurance, which includes security and other factors that insure data integrity. Reservists and researchers will examine cyber vulnerabilities and ways that reservists can respond to threats.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.