The days of primarily hardware-centric, proprietary systems have rapidly transitioned to system of system (SOS) and ultra-large systems in netted environments. These SOS architectures now form the foundation for the cyber environment, within which we conduct all of our societal, economic, infrastructure, industry, defense and intelligence key functions, and work.
The dynamics of this arena, this science, are like no other for many reasons. And those dynamics dictate different approaches for conducting game-changing R&D – R&D that is not occurring in a comprehensive, thoughtful way – through effective partnerships between government, industry and academia.
In this keynote presentation from the 2010 Systems & Software Technology conference (SSTC), Terry Roberts discusses