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Trust Assessment for Complex Devices

The globalization of the technology supply chain has changed the way the Department of Defense (DoD) approaches the trustworthiness of technology used in communications and weapon systems.

In the past, it was thought that technologies such as integrated circuits could be trusted: known to perform the functions for which they were designed and to have no unintended functionality. Today, manufacturing has been globalized. The use of integrated circuit technology across the world has increased dramatically, and the market for critical integrated circuit technologies such as Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) is no longer dominated by DoD.

To counter this global threat, MacB has developed methods that can be used to assure trust in microelectronics designs subject to requirements in DoD Instruction 5200.44 ‘Protection of Mission Critical Functions to Achieve Trusted Systems and Networks (TSN)’.