A New Way to Hack Military Supply Chains

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Research firm Gartner projects 25 billion sensor devices will be connected to the Internet of Things by 2020. This includes components in U.S. military supply chains, where counterfeiters can embed sensors to compromise national security and cause extensive economic damage. Rich Fitzgerald, a graduate of the University of Maryland's Robert H.

Smith Researchers Lead ‘First of its Kind’ Cyber-Risk Assessment Project

The Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will collaborate with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), on a first of its kind risk assessment project.

Smith’s Cyber Risk Portal a UMD “Invention of the Year” Finalist

A Cyber Risk Portal that engages organizations in anonymously measuring their cybersecurity capabilities against industry standards and their peers and competitors is a University of Maryland “Invention of the Year” finalist—an honor to be announced as part of a Celebration of Innovation and Partnerships event (invitation only) on May 9, 2016 at the University House.

Smith School Spurs ‘Single Window’ to Transform Trade

Supply chain experts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have spurred the implementation of a new system that will accelerate trade and save U.S. businesses money and time. Soon, the current paper-based system required by the U.S. government to import or export cargo will give way to the new “single window,” electronic data collection process, dubbed the International Trade Data System. It becomes mandatory in February 2016.

DRI Hosts First Collegiate Conference at UMD

On April 10, 2015, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business partnered with Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International to hold DRI’s first collegiate conference. More than 100 DRI-certified professionals, business continuity planning leaders and students were in attendance.

Smith’s Boyson ‘Supply Chain Educator of the Year’

An inaugural supply chain industry awards event recognized the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and one of its professors. Sandor Boyson, research professor and codirector of the Supply Chain Management Center, was named Resilient Supply Chain Educator of the Year by the Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council.

Salesforce, NIST Tap into Smith Research, Course Innovation

The Supply Chain Management Center in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business recently provided:

UMD-Smith Experts Comment on Ebola Social Media, Supply Chain Implications

Officials are applying social media, such as the CDC Emergency Twitter handle, to disseminate Ebola-related information and using wireless networks to track and predict outbreak patterns and locate individuals exposed to the virus. Companies concurrently are monitoring for threats to their supply chains, such as the Ivory Coast cocoa supply.

Smith Business Close-Up: A New Process for International Exports

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 7:30 p.m. | Sunday, June 22, 2014, 7:30 a.m. Earlier this year, President Obama issued an executive order to streamline the export/import process for American businesses. The goal is to reduce supply chain barriers to commerce while continuing to protect national security, public health and safety, the environment, and natural resources.

Q&A with Resilinc's Sumit Vakil, Smith's Sandor Boyson

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business recently joined with Resilinc Corporation., a leading provider of supply chain resiliency solutions, to strengthen its MS in Supply Chain Management program.

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