Tag Archives: supply-chain security

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Improve IoT Cybersecurity Standards; Rep. Will Hurd Quoted

Rep. Will Hurd

The House has passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., that seeks to fortify the security posture of U.S. internet of things (IoT) networks. The 2020 IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act awaits Senate approval and requires all government-owned IoT devices to undergo vetting procedures to ensure supply-chain accountability. 

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OMB Releases Interim Rule to Address IT Supply Chain Security Risks

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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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Hon. Ellen Lord: Public-Private Collaboration Key to Driving Domestic Microelectronics Production

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, the defense acquisition head and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, has said the U.S. needs to leverage domestic resources in microelectronics production for current and future defense needs. She noted that public-private partnerships can help encourage U.S. suppliers to produce microelectronic components.

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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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House, Senate NDAAs Seek to Address Supply Chain Security Risks Posed by China

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The Senate and House of Representatives have included provisions to address China-related supply chain security issues in their versions of the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate’s NDAA version would require the secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) to “take security risks posed by at-risk vendors such as Huawei and ZTE into account when making overseas stationing decisions.”

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NTIA Announces Formation of Communications Supply Chain Risk Information Partnership

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The Department of Commerce’s (DOC) National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has announced the creation of a program to facilitate sharing of information on supply chain-related security risks with communications service providers and equipment suppliers.

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Senate Panel Seeks Alternative Approaches to Address Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

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The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing Thursday to ask supply chain experts about potential options to prevent future shortages of drugs and other critical goods amid the coronavirus pandemic and reduce reliance on foreign countries like China for such products, FCW reported Thursday.

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