Bob Kolasky, director of the Department of Homeland Security National Risk Management Center, confirmed that a new supply chain cybersecurity task force plans to release a series of recommendations this summer, FCW reported Monday.Read More »
Dana Deasy, chief information officer for the Department of Defense, testified before the House Armed Services Committee’s intelligence, emerging threats and capabilities subpanel on the Pentagon’s ongoing digital modernization efforts, the DoD website reported Tuesday.“DOD will remain a multicloud environment, with both general-purpose and fit-for-purpose clouds as part of our long-term strategy,” Deasy said on Tuesday.Read More »
An advisory group created by Congress has released a report that calls for the Department of Defense to adopt a “war footing approach” when it comes to the acquisition and delivery of technological capabilities to warfighters to keep ahead of near-peer competitors’ tech advances, National Defense reported Tuesday. The Section 809 Panel said in the report its 58 recommendations are divided into 12 sections including the Dynamic Marketplace Framework, portfolio management, information technology procurement, budget and acquisition workforce.
National Counterintelligence & Security Center Warns US Firms of Foreign Intell Threats With Informative Materials
A center within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has begun to distribute brochures, videos, flyers and other informative materials to increase awareness about foreign intelligence threats and help U.S. companies protect themselves from nation-state actors. “American companies are squarely in the cross-hairs of well-financed nation-state actors, who are routinely breaching private sector networks, stealing proprietary data, and compromising supply chains," William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said in a statement published Monday.Read More »
Cybersecurity industry leaders, stakeholders and experts recommend the Department of Defense observe coordination with contractors regarding cyber issues more closely, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. This recommendation comes to address the cyber vulnerabilities of the military's supply chain.Read More »
Eric Chewning, deputy assistant secretary for industrial policy at the Defense Department, has said he projects that DoD could address about 33 percent of the identified supply chain gaps within a year and deal with another third in the next few years, Defense News reported Friday. DoD issued in October a White House-commissioned study that found approximately 300 risks in the U.S. defense industrial base.Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security has established a task force in charge of addressing issues in the global information and communications technology supply chain.
The department said Tuesday the ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force consists of information technology and communications representatives from the public and private sector who will develop practices for resolving supply chain concerns in the long run.
DHS Aims to Address Supply Chain Risks in Federal Acquisition via New Task Force; Chris Krebs Quoted
The Department of Homeland Security’s national risk management center will create a new information and communications technology task force to help address risks to the supply chain, Federal News Network reported Monday. The report said the task force is expected to work on efforts to reduce such risks in the federal acquisition process in 2019.Read More »