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52 SMT007 MAGAZINE I AUGUST 2020 Cyberattack! Think It Couldn't Happen to You? Think Again! E Eric Cormier and Dave Ryder of Prototron address the ransomware attack that locked them out of their system last December, bring- ing business to a screeching halt and forcing them into the arduous process of a full rebuild. With things finally starting to normalize, Eric and Dave now offer precautionary advice they've accumulated over the past six months. Murrietta Circuits Appoints Alliam LLC to Cover Sales in South-Central U.S. E Andrew Murrietta, CEO and co- owner of Mur- rietta Circuits, announced that his company appointed the sales firm Alliam LLC to handle Murrietta's sales in the South-Central United States. Northrop Grumman Awards Contracts to Kitron E Northrop Grumman Corporation has awarded Kitron a contract for the production of Inte- grated Communications, Navigation, and Identification (ICNI) modules for the F-35 Lightning II program. Deliveries will secure a backlog into 2021 and have a total value of more than USD 18 million. NEOTech Partners with Numerica Corporation for the Air Defense Market E NEOTech—a provider of manufacturing technol- ogy and supply chain solutions for brand-name OEMs in the industrial, medical, and mil/aero markets—is thrilled to announce a new partner- ship with Numerica Corporation—a company that continues building on two decades of expe- rience developing and deploying sophisticated algorithms and software for some of the nation's most critical air and missile defense programs. IPC: Shawn DuBravac and Chris Mitchell on USMCA E On July 1, 2020, the USMCA trade act (United States-Mexico-Canada Act) phased in as a trade agreement guiding economic trade and growth in North America. Nolan Johnson spoke with both Shawn DuBravac, IPC's chief economist, and Chris Mitchell, IPC's vice president of global government affairs and an I-Connect007 columnist, about the impact of USMCA on North American electronics manufacturing. Understanding MIL-PRF-31032, Part 1 E Over the course of this series, Anaya Vardya will discuss topics such as MIL-PRF-31032 requirements, the quality plan, responsibilities of the Technical Review Board (TRB), and the testing and reporting requirements for the cer- tified shop into the DLA. This Month in Design007 Magazine: When Working Remotely, Cybersecurity Is a Necessity E When we started planning this issue on work- ing remotely, we knew we'd have to speak with Stephen V. Chavez, chairman of the Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA). We recently asked Steph to discuss some of the security measures that his company employs and what his experience has been like since he began working out of his Arizona home office full-time several months ago. Defense Speak Interpreted: DMEA E A June 17 article announced a supply chain award of $10.7 billion to eight defense compa- nies for semiconductors. Dennis Fritz explains how the Defense Microelectronics Agency (DMEA) administers this contract and keeps the technology secure.

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