Tag Archives: supply chain risk management

DPC Report: Pentagon’s OTA Obligations Hit $16.3B in 2020

Pentagon

An annual report by the Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) Agency shows that the Department of Defense (DOD) obligated $16.3 billion in funds on other transaction authority awards in 2020, up from the previous year’s $7.4 billion. Of the $16.3 billion, DOD spent $7.7 billion on OTAs related to COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, according to the report.

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

ICT Supply Chain Risks

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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Agency Officials on Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Supporting Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Federal officials discussed how their agencies could help support internet of things (IoT) through public-private partnerships. Daniel Morgan said agencies working to establish relationships with industry associations could enable such partnerships to support IoT. Emery Csulak said most discussions on 5G are about supply chain risk management, incident response and workforce. 

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Crystal Philcox on Tech Project Updates in GSA’s Federal Marketplace Strategy Fall 2020 Release

Crystal Philcox

Crystal Philcox, assistant commissioner of the office of Enterprise Strategy Management at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), wrote in a blog post published Monday about updates on technology projects, policies and processes as part of GSA’s Federal Marketplace Strategy Fall 2020 Release. Philcox said the Verified Product Portal is expected to come online in November 2020. 

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Keith Nakasone: GSA Integrates Cyber, Supply Chain Risk Mgmt Requirements Into Contracts

Keith Nakasone

Keith Nakasone, deputy assistant commissioner for acquisition within the Office of Information Technology Category (ITC) at the General Services Administration (GSA), said GSA’s office of ITC is adding supply chain risk management and cybersecurity requirements to old and new federal contracts to ensure that vendors comply with certain requirements.

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OMB Releases Interim Rule to Address IT Supply Chain Security Risks

Office of Management

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued an interim final rule detailing how the Federal Acquisition Security Council will evaluate threat information and recommend issuance of orders to remove or exclude certain products from future procurements or information systems as part of efforts to protect the information and communications technology and services supply chain.

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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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NIST’s Draft Cybersecurity Framework Update Covers Cyber Supply Chain Risk Mgmt

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released its proposed update to the Cybersecurity Framework in an effort to provide new information on cyber supply chain risk management and introduce measurement processes for cybersecurity. The 2017 Draft Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Security Version 1.1 also includes clarification on the …

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