SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) generally refers to the systems which control our critical infrastructures - such as electric power generators, traffic signals, dams, and other systems. Protecting our critical infrastructure and process control systems is a vital component of our nation's readiness and response efforts. The SCADA Procurement Project, established in March 2006, is a joint effort among public and private sectors focused on development of common procurement language that can be used by everyone. The goal is for federal, state and local asset owners and regulators to come together using these procurement requirements and to maximize the collective buying power to help ensure that security is integrated into SCADA systems.
The Procurement Project Workgroup is undertaking a number of initiatives to meet its goals. Please visit this site often for updated information about the Workgroup's progress.