Aprox 5 years ago BCHydro techs were upgrading the Scada system at Williston substation, and did not block trip switches, this caused all 500 kv breakers in the substation to open, close and open again, a major system disturbance resulted.
Although the presence of a programming flaw is not required, the accidental introduction of defects into software is expected to comprise a significant portion of the vulnerabilities addressed by this framework.
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Every now and then the presenters of these sessions ask for subjects to cover. I would like to suggest that the potential opportunities that will be generated through the Jumpstart Our Business Startups(JOBS) Act be organized and included in the notes section of the slides if not in the presentations.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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