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What Is Smart Manufacturing – And Why Does It Matter?

What Is Smart Manufacturing & Why Pennsylvania Manufacturers Should Care? It seems that manufacturing technology is changing and evolving at the speed of light. The manufacturers who are the first to harness emerging technologies are usually the ones who remain ahead of their competitors and continue to thrive in these challenging economic times. And it’s […]

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Resources for DoD cyber security regulations

Deadline Looming on New Cybersecurity Standards for Defense Contractors In order to hold defense contracts beyond December 31, 2017 companies must comply with a more rigorous IT security protocol, which many firms are finding difficult to understand or implement. And with a government self-assessment workbook weighing in at 164 pages, we can see why. In preparation, MANTEC […]

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The Era of Smart Manufacturing has Arrived!

Technology is touching every aspect of our lives and it seems to be changing everything we do. It is impacting the way we think, communicate and the way we are entertained.  It controls how we perform everyday tasks like driving, shopping, banking and exercise.  It is inevitable that technology is also changing the way we […]

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What to do about WannaCry Ransomware

Ransomware works by infecting a computer, locking users out of the system (usually by encrypting the data on the hard drive), and then holding the decryption or other release key ransom until the victim pays a fee, usually in bitcoin. WannaCry is a fast-spreading ransomware that exploits a vulnerability in Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1). […]

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“You and Me” Collaborative Robot in York

For most people, when they hear the word “robot,” they immediately picture something in their mind. In many cases, it is a complex picture of expensive equipment surrounded by fencing/guards, safety devices, control panels and lots of wires. Today, technology along with product exists where that “robot” can work alongside of a human being eliminating […]

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Defense Contractor Cybersecurity Requirements

The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR) are changing for cyber security.  Below are the minimum cyber security requirements required by a company that is currently in the Defense supply chain. These requirements must be met by December 31, 2017 unless extended once again by the Defense department. If you are a Tier 1 supplier, it is […]

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