Event RecapJun 16, 2020
Event recap | New approaches to trust in manufacturing
By Stewart Scott, Henry Westerman
On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center and Nanotronics hosted Dr. Joseph Bonivel Jr., Subject Matter Expert at the US Department of Defense, Mr. Donald Codling, President of Codling Group International, Dr. Andrea Little Limbago, Vice President of Research and Analysis at Interos Inc., and Ms. Roberta Stempfley, Director of the CERT Division at Carnegie Mellon University, for a virtual private round table about the future of trust in manufacturing. The event was co-hosted by Mr. Matthew Putman, Cofounder and CEO of Nanotronics, and Dr. David Bray, Director of the GeoTech Center at the Atlantic Council.
GeoTech CuesJun 1, 2020
Expert survey series: Supply chains and the effects of COVID-19, geopolitics, and technological innovation
By Andrea Little Limbago, Stewart Scott
For the fourth installment of the GeoTech Center’s expert survey series, we asked a range of business leaders and tech experts how COVID-19 has impacted their industry’s or enterprise’s supply chains. Significant shortages of personal protective equipment and tests have plagued hospitals, and many countries’ dependence on China quickly became evident in the initial rush to obtain supplies. Food supply chains have also been significantly disrupted--for instance, infection rates at meat packing plants are five-times greater than those in similar geographies.
Andrea Little Limbago was a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center. She is a computational social scientist specializing in the intersection of national security, technology, and society. As the chief social scientist at Virtru, Andrea leads the company’s research and analytic work regarding the geopolitics of cybersecurity, global data protection and privacy trends, secure analytics, and digital authoritarianism. She oversees community engagement and corporate strategic partnerships and is a frequent contributor to industry program committees and mentorship programs. Andrea is also a co-director for the Emerging Tech and Cybersecurity Program at the National Security Institute at George Mason. Andrea previously taught in academia, was a technical lead at the Department of Defense, and was chief social scientist at Endgame. Andrea earned a PhD in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.