Tag Archives: information and communications technology

CISA Unveils 2 Resources From ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force

Virtual Private Network

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has announced the publication of two new resources to help mitigate threats facing the information and communications technology supply chain. The ICT SCRM Task Force is a public-private partnership sponsored by CISA’s National Risk Management Center (NRMC) and seeks to improve ICT supply chain resilience and security. 

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Commerce Department Wants Public Comments on its ICT Supply Chain Risk Report

Supply Chain Risk Report

The Department of Commerce (DOC) has requested comments on its report on the risks in the supply chains for the information and communications technology (ICT) industrial base, with a deadline on Nov. 4. The public's opinion and information will help inform the Biden administration's policy of protecting supply chains to ensure the U.S. economy and national security, according to a Federal Register notice.

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ODNI, Intel Senior Leaders on US Supply Chain Security, Semiconductor Manufacturing Needs

Semiconductor

Joyce Corell, an official at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), said the U.S. must execute risk-based supply chain security management strategies following the SolarWinds cyber attacks. Under the Structured Array Hardware for Automatically Realized Applications (SAHARA) partnership, DARPA and Intel will work with academic entities to optimize the semiconductor's use.

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ICT Supply Chain Task Force Continues Info Sharing, Cybersecurity Studies Under Term Extension

Enterprise-Wide

A task force on ensuring the security of the information and communications technology (ICT) supply chain is continuing its initiatives as part of a six-month extension to the group’s charter. The SCRM task force operates as a public-private partnership that includes industry representatives and subject-matter experts that work to drive the discussion on risks to ICT production.

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CISA Extends Term of ICT Supply Chain Task Force; Bob Kolasky Quoted

Bob Kolasky

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has extended the term of a supply-chain security task force for an additional six months to continue efforts to protect the information and communications technology sector. Robert Mayer, co-chair of the task force, said the group has worked to engage government and ICT stakeholders to help secure the global supply chain over the past two years.

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CISA Establishes Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation Venture

Lt. Col. Jody Ogle

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has launched a venture under its National Risk Management Center that will oversee cyber threat mitigation efforts in support of systems critical to economic and national security. NRMC plans to achieve an initial operating capability for the architecture this year. CISA additionally intends to fund national laboratories in support of other software assurance efforts. 

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GAO Examines Federal Agencies’ Implementation of Practices to Manage ICT Supply Chain Risks

FITARA Scorecard

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says few of the 23 Chief Financial Officers Act agencies had implemented seven fundamental practices for managing risks to the information and communications technology (ICT) supply chain. GAO said in its report that none of the 23 CFO Act agencies fully implemented all the supply chain risk management practices

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Upcoming GAO Report to Recommend Ways to Ensure ICT Supply Chain Security; Carol Harris Quoted

Carol Harris

An upcoming Government Accountability Office (GAO) report will present more than 100 recommendations on how federal civilian agencies can address risks posed by foreign suppliers to their supply chains of information and communications technologies. The report is based on GAO’s analysis of supply chains of 23 civilian agencies.

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Commerce Dept Issues Proposed Rule to Ensure ICT Supply Chain Security

The Department of Commerce has proposed a rule that outlines the procedures the secretary can use to evaluate transactions involving information and communications technology and services and determine whether such transactions pose national security risks to the ICT supply chain, digital economy and critical infrastructure.

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