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Archive: December 2019

4 Elements in Securing the Telecommunications Supply Chain

4 Elements in Securing the Telecommunications Supply Chain

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Bobbie Stempfley

On September 27, 2019, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce convened a hearing on "Legislating to Secure America's Wireless Future." The hearing focused on how the telecommunications industry can use cutting-edge technology to improve the power of our airwaves while securing our nation's networks. Doing this, said Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle, means "pushing...

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Achieving the Quantum Advantage in Software

Achieving the Quantum Advantage in Software

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Jason Larkin

Daniel Justice coauthored this blog post. The Department of Defense (DoD) faces a number of computationally challenging software engineering problems, including machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) along with validating and verifying increasingly complex software systems. Finding the ideal solution to these challenges, known as combinatorial optimization problems, is non-deterministic polynomial hard and, with classical computing paradigms, could take billions of years to solve. In the SEI's Emerging Technology Center (ETC), we are working to...

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AI Engineering: 11 Foundational Practices for Decision Makers

AI Engineering: 11 Foundational Practices for Decision Makers

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Ipek Ozkaya

This post is also authored by Angela Horneman and Andrew Mellinger. Artificial intelligence (AI) is driving advances throughout modern society, including in the fields of medicine, transportation, education, and finance. In the government space, the Department of Defense (DoD) has made the advancement of AI a priority "to maintain its strategic position to prevail on future battlefields and safeguard a free and open international order." In this landscape, AI systems are being developed at a...

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System Resilience Part 2: How System Resilience Relates to Other Quality Attributes

System Resilience Part 2: How System Resilience Relates to Other Quality Attributes

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Donald Firesmith

To most people, a system is resilient if it continues to perform its mission in the face of adversity. In other words, a system is resilient if it continues to operate appropriately and provide required capabilities despite excessive stresses that can or do cause disruptions. System resilience is not an isolated quality attribute. As this post, the second in a series on system resilience, details, it is directly related to robustness, safety, cybersecurity, anti-tamper, survivability,...

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