September/October 2012
Automation Update

LOGIIC receives Homeland Security award

The Automation Federation announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has recognized the work of the Linking the Oil & Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity (LOGIIC) consortium, granting it the department's Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Collaboration in Science and Technology. The award is presented to organizations that work across boundaries to deliver better service, value, and outcomes for customers, stakeholders, and communities.

The LOGIIC consortium, comprised of major oil and gas producers along with the DHS S&T Directorate, is working in collaboration to strengthen the security of America's critical energy sector infrastructure. The Automation Federation is LOGIIC's host organization. Among members of LOGIIC are BP, Chevron, Shell, and Total. The DHS S&T Directorate, mandated by Congress to provide innovative problem solving to the scientific and engineering challenges facing U.S. homeland security, has contracted with research and development organization SRI International to provide scientific and technical guidance as well as subject matter expertise for LOGIIC.

-News brief courtesy of