Tag Archives: supply chain

NIST to Solicit Input on Potential Parameters, Goals for Supply Chain Security Framework; Jon Boyens Quoted

Supply Chain Security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working on a supply chain security framework for the information and communications technology industry and plans to issue a request for information to seek input about goals, principles and potential parameters for the new framework.

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Senate Bill Seeks to Enhance Oversight of Foreign Cryptocurrency Mining Operations

Cryptocurrency Mining

Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, have proposed a bill that would direct the Department of the Treasury to submit to Congress a report on virtual currencies and their global use as part of efforts to improve oversight of mining of cryptocurrencies overseas.

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Jesse Salazar: US Agencies, Allies Play Crucial Roles in Supply Chain Resilience

Jesse Salazar

Jesse Salazar, deputy assistant secretary for industrial policy at the Department of Defense (DOD), said that federal agencies' efforts to address supply chain resiliency challenges reflect a whole-of-government approach. Salazar added that U.S. allies and partner nations that support the Pentagon's military weapons programs have a central role in building a resilient supply chain.

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Pentagon Seeks Public Comments on Supply Chain Opportunities, Vulnerabilities

Pentagon

The Department of Defense (DOD) is requesting industry comments on supply chain challenges as part of efforts to strengthen and secure the defense industrial base in accordance with an executive order signed in February. DOD’s office of industrial policy will also seek feedback through ad hoc events and industry engagements in the coming months. Public comments are due Oct. 13th.

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DOE Selects GE’s Research Unit, 4 Universities to Develop Manufacturing Efficiency, Security Processes

DOE CyOTE Methodology

The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected General Electric's research division and four universities to develop methods for increasing the energy efficiency and cybersecurity of advanced manufacturing processes. GE Research, Indiana University, Purdue University, Texas Tech University and the University of California will lead projects with the goal of addressing technical objectives established by the Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

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White House, Semiconductor Industry Highlight Need to Promote Supply Chain Transparency

Supply Chain Transparency

Representatives from the semiconductor industry reiterated their commitment to transparency efforts to address supply chain challenges associated with the global chip shortage during a meeting with Biden administration officials. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Brian Deese, director of the National Economic Council, met with industry participants Thursday to discuss industry’s progress in advancing supply chain transparency, including improved trust and communications across the supply chain.

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DLA Transfers Hardware Supply Chain to Domain-Specific Units

Defense Logistics Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is transferring an industrial hardware supply chain from its troop support unit to divisions respective of battlefield domains. DLA Aviation and DLA Land and Maritime will receive responsibility over more than 900,000 items including bolts, nuts and seals, as the agency seeks to support the missions of other government entities.

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Rick Wagner: Microsoft Broadens Cybersecurity Support for Federal Government

Rick Wagner

Microsoft has announced a detailed series of actions the company will be taking in response to the recent Biden Administration initiatives for implementing security tools and best practices to bolster national cybersecurity. In total, Microsoft will be investing $20 billion over the next five years to design and deliver advanced security solutions that will accelerate the nation’s cybersecurity missions.

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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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