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  • The Center has been acting as an advisor to NIST in the formulation of standards and action-oriented research to secure the federal and industrial cyber supply chain. In September, the National Institute Of Standards And Technology (NIST) publically released the Supply Chain Center's IT Supply Chain Risk Management Community Framework Model, produced under a two year grant from NIST. In addition, on Monday October 18, the Center unveiled its IT Supply Chain Risk Management Portal Prototype, developed this year with additional NIST funds, at a workshop conducted at NIST HQ.
  • In September, Sandy Boyson was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Advisory Committee On Supply Chain Competitiveness; he is one of two academics named to the committee that seeks to address White House and Congressional policy concerns about U.S. supply chain infrastructure and export promotion.
  • Sandy Boyson was appointed as guest editor of a special issue on the Cyber Supply Chain for the journal Technovation.

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Oct 11, 2013
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College Park, Md. – October 11, 2013 – The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today honored Chris Sultemeier, executive vice president of logistics for Walmart U.S., as the 2013 “Person of the Year” in the supply chain and logistics industry.

Sep 04, 2013
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $200,000 to the Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business for research and development of enterprise tools and technologies for managing risk in the cyber supply chain.

Oct 16, 2012
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Sandor Boyson, PhD, research professor for the Robert H. Smith School of Business’ Department of Logistics, Business and Public Policy, is among 40 experts selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce to provide insight into supply chain strategy to spur U.S. exports and global competitiveness.

Oct 12, 2012
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College Park, Md. – October 12, 2012 – The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today named Michael Roth, vice president of North American Operations at Amazon.com, as the 2012 “Person of the Year.” Roth was recognized by students and faculty at Smith’s 20th annual Industry Day career and networking event.

Apr 26, 2012
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In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Sandor Boyson talks about the critical need for cybersecurity. [VIDEO]

May 01, 2011
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When the largest earthquake to ever strike Japan rocked the country on March 11, it triggered a devastating tsunami leaving a wake of destruction and disaster at a nuclear power plant. It also shut down production for many major global manufacturers in Japan— in particular, those related to the auto and hi-tech industries.

Feb 24, 2011
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College Park, Md. – February 24, 2011 – The nation’s $90 billion fleet of privately owned freight railway cars may be in jeopardy, according to a new report released today by the Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Oct 13, 2010
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Supply chain and logistics management is much more than getting manufactured goods from factories in China to shelves in suburban America in time for holiday shopping.

Oct 06, 2010
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College Park, Md. – Oct. 6, 2010 – The Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is bringing together top industry and government leaders to address inefficiencies in today’s supply chain and come up with innovative ways to manage risk.

May 11, 2010
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Each day, Google Maps transfers so much data it is measured in petabytes (that’s a digit with 15 zeros behind it). And that’s just the Maps platform of the Internet giant. With all of this data being transferred through cyberspace, security is a big issue. According to experts the focus should be on securing entire platforms, rather than individual servers with applications, to really secure the flow of data in the cyber supply chain.

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