Summaries - Office of Research & Innovation
Back Additive Manufacturing in Naval Domain: Innovation, Adoption and Taxonomy of Cybersecurity Threats
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||Naval Research Program|
|Sponsor||NPS Naval Research Program (Navy)|
A growing potential and promise that additive manufacturing (AM) brings to Naval domain is matched with a set of activities focused on service members’ innovation, experimentation and rapid prototyping with a range of technologies that include AM. This intense work was envisioned and presented in “Department of the Navy (DON) Additive Manufacturing (AM) Implementation Plan” that has been published in May 2016; the ultimate goal of this effort has been to leverage AM technology and contribute towards increased level of warfighters readiness and self-sustainment in DON operations.
We propose to engage in a series of research activities aimed at providing the insights and contribution to DON efforts in this domain. Very specifically, the goal of this project effort is to investigate select elements of innovation and adoption process, and add to much needed understanding in domain of cybersecurity that collectively have a potential to affect DON implementation plan as it relates to AM domain. Our research will include activities with Fabrication Laboratories (FABLABs) and DON units in bases where FABLABS have been established, and involve collection of a comprehensive data sets that illustrate different elements of innovation, adoption and cybersecurity. The work will also produce a set of recommendations with guidance directed towards most effective approaches in support of bottom-up innovation process, large scale adoption strategies, and management of cybersecurity infrastructure and needed approaches, all geared towards achieving maximum use of the technology and innovation practices without sacrificing on cybersecurity. The results of this work - data points and insights acquired through our work with the stakeholders - will also be used to further refine our model of Diffusion of Innovation in Military Domain.
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