Tag Archives: supply-chain security

DLA Releases Supply Chain Security Strategy

The Defense Logistics Agency released a new plan to address global supply chain security issues including counterfeit platform components and compromised Commercial and Government Entity supplier codes. DLA said Thursday that the Supply Chain Security Strategy collates input from Col. Scott Ritzel, executive director of the agency’s Nuclear Enterprise Support Office, as well as 20 DLA professionals.

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Federal CISO Calls for Scalable Approach to Secure Supply Chain

Grant Schneider, federal chief information security officer, said the government should expand its approach for providing security to the federal supply chain to stay ahead of the latest threats, Nextgov reported Thursday. The government implements government-wide restrictions to secure networks and contractors.

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DHS Officials Discuss Efforts of Two Newly Formed Groups to Ensure Supply Chain Security

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security discussed the functions and responsibilities of two new organizations created to address cyber vulnerabilities in the technology supply chain during an Atlantic Council event, FCW reported Thursday. DHS formed a supply chain task force, while the Secure Technology Act passed by Congress created the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Council intended to build cybersecurity resilience into federal acquisition rules.

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NSA, Industry Partners Introduce New Supply Chain Security Assessment Process

The National Security Agency is working with an industry consortium to standardize a process that would guide risk management in supply chain activities. The agency said Wednesday it partnered with the Trusted Computing Group and Intel to launch software, standards and corresponding certification for a supply chain validation process.

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IDC Report Describes HHS Implementation of Blockchain in Acquisition Record-Keeping

IDC recently released a study that describes the implementation of blockchain technology in the government. The study, in particular, highlights the use of a distributed ledger for the Department of Health and Human Service's acquisition record-keeping program, Nextgov reported Friday.

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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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