Army, GM sign CRADA for vehicle cybersecurity

By Ashley Tressel / October 14, 2019 at 1:39 PM

The Army’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center has established a cooperative research and development agreement with General Motors for vehicle cybersecurity, the service announced today.

“Cybersecurity experts from both parties will share best practices, methodologies, tools and approaches focused on conducting penetration testing and cybersecurity risk analysis,” according to a press release from the service. “In addition to improving cybersecurity processes, both organizations aim to share key [lessons] with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for the development of common standards.”

The CRADA will aid the Army’s efforts in autonomous driving technology and artificial intelligence, according to the press release. Work under the CRADA will extend into 2021, with Army engineers working in GM's Global Technical Center in Warren, MI, and GM engineers working with the Army's Ground Vehicle Cybersecurity Team at Detroit Arsenal.

“Working with our collaborative partners in the automotive industry, like we're doing here with General Motors, is a key component to quickly and efficiently develop our automotive cybersecurity capabilities,” Jeff Langhout, GVSC’s director, said in the release.