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Smooth seas - rough sailing: the case of the lame ship

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The US Navy has embarked on an initiative to migrate applications from UNIX to Windows NT. This represents part of the adoption of Smart Ship technology which was meant to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of future Navy real-time operations. This case study relays the story of a missile cruiser that became more vulnerable and ineffective due to blind reliance on Smart technology. It also shows the critical need for a comprehensive ECBS discipline.