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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Unveils Supply Chain Initiative to Address Cyber Gaps Between Govt, Contractors

The Department of Homeland Security has introduced a program that aims to identify cybersecurity gaps between federal agencies and contractors, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for the office of cybersecurity and communications at DHS’ national protection and programs directorate, told reporters Wednesday the supply chain initiative launched …

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John Bergin: DoD Eyes Use of Blockchain Tech in Standard Parts Production

The Defense Department aims to use additive manufacturing techniques in conjunction with  blockchain technology in efforts to address intellectual property challenges related to the production of military standard parts, GCN reported Monday. John Bergin, business technology officer at DoD’s Office of the Chief Information Officer, told a defense contracting forum Friday the U.S. Navy‘s carriers can …

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Trump to Nominate Boeing Vet Patrick Shanahan as Deputy Secretary of Defense

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Patrick Shanahan, Boeing senior vice president of supply chain and operations, as deputy secretary of defense. Trump announced plans to nominate Shanahan and five other individuals to various Defense Department posts in a White House press release published Thursday. Shanahan currently oversees Boeing’s manufacturing operations …

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NIST, GSA Launch Nationwide Cybersecurity Survey

The General Services Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology  have partnered to examine the cybersecurity practices of various organizations throughout the U.S. through a nationwide survey. NIST said Wednesday the survey for senior cybersecurity executives will mostly contain multiple-choice questions and take respondents less than 40 minutes to complete. Interested agencies and companies may respond …

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GAO: CBP Should Standardize Info Tracking Guidance for Supply Chain Security Program

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Customs and Border Protection to develop a standardized guidance for efforts to track security validations under CBP’s supply chain security partnership program. GAO said Wednesday CBP’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program faced problems with its Portal 2.0 data management system which required C-TPAT staff to …

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