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SSLS Exhibit at Explora Museum

EFRC scientist Jeff Tsao, in conjunction with Sandian Erik Spoerke and UNM scientist Patrick Johnson, volunteered at Explora Museum over the weekend. The three scientists participated in a program event hosted by Explora called Portal to the Public, whose goal is to, “Engage in experiential activities with scientists that are your neighbors in the c0mmunity.” [...]

Jonathan Wierer to Present at Illuminating Engineering Society-Albuquerque Section Meeting

One of our SSLS scientists, Jonathan Wierer, is presenting at the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)-Albuquerque section meeting. The goal of IES is to, “improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that will benefit the general populace.” His talk titled, “Latest SSL work at Sandia [...]

SPIDERS Completed Its Phase 1 Operational Demonstration in Late January

The Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) completed its Phase 1 operational demonstration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in late January 2013. Part of the SPIDERS assessment team scrutinized controller operations, system status, and continuity of operations throughout the demonstration. Their report will focus on system [...]

Sandia Cyber Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) Formally Opens

Activities at CERL, located in the Sandia Science & Technology Park, are expected to marry computing expertise from across Sandia with that of universities and businesses to develop long-term solutions against the increasingly serious challenges posed by hackers and cybercriminals to individuals, business, and government. “(Cybercrime) can’t be tackled alone,” Sandia President and Labs Director [...]

DHS Mulls Updates to Chemical Site Risk Assessments

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering potential updates to its procedures for assessing risks posed by chemical facilities under a program for imposing greater security requirements on high-threat sites. DHS is collaborating with Sandia to determine how the Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standards (CFATS) initiative might assess the financial impact of a potential [...]

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