Andrew Smyth serves as panelist at White House Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Stakeholder Workshop

Mar 19 2018

On February 28th, Andrew Smyth participated in the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) event on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers chaired the event which included stakeholders from government, academia, and industry for a discussion on emerging technology, R&D and public/private cooperation to advance resilience and security in critical infrastructure. Prof. Smyth participated in a panel entitled “Next Generation or Emerging Technologies for Critical Infrastructure.” Other topics covered during half day program included “Science and Technology Strategies on Improving Resilience in Interdependent Systems,” and “Working Across Public and Private Sectors to Advance Research, Development, and Diffusion.”

This effort is part of the federal government’s implementation of Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21), Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, which emphasized the importance of securing and strengthening the resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure to both physical and cyber threats.

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