What are some attributes of mission-critical engineers? Well, mission-critical engineers are never complacent, they are always organized and prepared, are always creative and are always looking to improve.
With each passing month, our critical infrastructures continue to expand, leaving mission-critical professionals with a greater sense of urgency to institute procedures that ensure efficient communication with first responders while building on the lessons learned from past emergencies.
When I first heard the term mission control it was back in the early 1960s when I was a child captivated by the Apollo Space Program. The space program truly inspired me and is one of the reasons why I decided to go into engineering. Nothing at the time even came close to the scale and magnitude of NASA’s science/technology advances and discoveries.
Will our growing reliance on all varieties of
digital information coupled with the recent extraordinary natural disasters,
deliberate assaults on IT infrastructure, and the increased obsolescence of the
electric grid lead to the perfect storm on steroids?