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
- Why R&D in cyber and software engineering is different
- How to research the Federal lab landscape for opportunities
- Where and how to focus our R&D initiatives