Autonomic Control for Cyber Enabled Infrastructure

Cybersecurity Investments

Timothy Holland | PNNL

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is leading the nation with research addressing urgent needs for reimagining U.S. critical infrastructure against the realities of software-speed attacks and hazards. Our vision is to achieve resiliency through revolutionary technologies based on autonomic control similar to how the human body coordinates its complex semi-autonomous subsystems.  

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PNNL’s Objectives

  1. Develop a technology capability roadmap for PNNL, its partner institutions, and key decision-makers; and
  2. Motivate a multidisciplinary call-to-arms for innovative, impactful research programs.

To achieve autonomic resiliency, PNNL will drive novel research and development (R&D) programs toward building innovative technologies for sensing and sensemaking, real-time decision support, and proactive system maneuvering. This will include R&D investments to develop mathematical formulations for multi-scale feedback and control, combining blended modeling, simulation, emulation, and self-aware adaptive controls. Together, these capabilities will pave the way for resiliency in interdependent U.S. critical infrastructure systems, enabling them to maneuver nimbly through the emerging threat landscape.

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