Gaining Ground in Virginia: Challenges and Opportunities Across Cyber-Physical Systems

As computers become ever faster and bandwidth ever cheaper, computing and communication capabilities are embedded within more and more objects and structures in the physical environment. Companies and individuals will benefit, socially and economically, from harnessing these capabilities in real time and across space. Engineered systems, which bridge the cyber world of computing and communications with the physical world, are called cyber-physical systems (CPS).

This report details the national CPS challenge, describes Virginia's leadership in this area, and details what should be done next to further protect our nation from this cyber threat.

Three case studies are also available, highlighting Northrop Grumman Corporation’s, Raytheon Company’s, and Telos Corporation’s work in Virginia with cyber-physical systems. Find those case studies here.

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Publication date: 
2017