Posted March 29, 2023
Thanks to the work of Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly, a new project led by Northern Arizona University, with various collaborators throughout the nation, will help the United States better protect the critical supply chain infrastructure and the supply chains that keeps the country and its economy running.
Benjamin Ruddell, professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems and founder of the FEWSION project, is the NAU lead. Funded at $8 million for year one, the project aims to work with technology known as Fused Global Data Analytics and Visualization. The team’s leadership, which includes assistant research professor Richard Rushforth and FEWSION program director Lisa Whelan, will lead the effort to develop the Supply Chain Critical Infrastructure Risk Management Platform (SCRIMP). This project builds on the ground-breaking achievements of the FEWSION group by developing an open-source intelligence (OSINT) data science technology to map and forecast global supply chains.
…The potential applications for this technology include supply chain and critical infrastructure resilience, national defense, homeland security and environmental sustainability.