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© Rob Silverstein 2010 All Rights Reserved The Art of Engineering The Art of Engineering Endeavors Endeavors Lecture 11 Lecture 11 February 22, 2010 Rob Silverstein
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© Rob Silverstein 2010 All Rights Reserved Engineering Ethics Engineering Ethics “When things went wrong.” “When things went wrong.” The Northrop Video The Northrop Video
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© Rob Silverstein 2010 All Rights Reserved When things went wrong When things went wrong Events at Northrop’s Precision Products Division (PPD) in Massachusetts and its Pomona, CA electronics and inertial products repair facility ~1990 Engineering Ethics Issues Managers directed employees to Falsify test results Perform invalid tests Accept and perform work for which they were not qualified And they Intimidated Employees Supervisory Management did not audit the work of subordinate managers/organizations Management permitted Contract requirements to be ignored without telling the customer Managers created ,or permitted to exist, an environment that discouraged employees to come forward with evidence of wrong doing These situations are extreme and rare
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© Rob Silverstein 2010 All Rights Reserved When things went wrong When things went wrong What was the result? Hundreds lost their job Northrop PPD senior management was replaced Northrop PPD was precluded from doing business directly with the US government for two years Pomona Managers went to prison Pomona was closed (all employees lost their jobs) Northrop Corporation was found guilty and fined Northrop also was put under increased contract scrutiny and was forced to implement a range of responses, audit processes and checks and balances to ensure the government that these problems would be unlikely in the
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2010 for the course ENGR 185 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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185 W10 Lecture11 post - The Art of Engineering Endeavors...

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