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DoD to Help VA Centralize Health Care Supply Chain; Robert Wilkie Quoted

The Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency agreed to help modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs' supply chain management. VA said Monday that it will gain access to DLA’s network of suppliers across the U.S. under the new partnership. The effort would centralize VA's ordering system to reduce risk, abuse, waste and fraud in the procurement of medical items.

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CISA Report Identifies Security Risks Associated With 5G Adoption

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued a report about the potential risks posed by 5G mobile network adoption to U.S. supply chains, network security and trusted options. CISA said in the report, published Wednesday, that the use of 5G components produced by unreliable firms could expose U.S. companies to malicious software and other vulnerabilities.

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TechnoMile Acquires All Assets of Carroll Publishing; Ashish Khot Quoted

TechnoMile announced on Tuesday that the company has acquired all the assets of Carroll Publishing. Technomile will operate the assets under a newly formed entity, Lead Connector, and will more tightly integrate the content with their industry-leading Growth, Compliance (Contracts and Supply Chain), and Operations platforms.

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CISA’s Bob Kolasky: New Acquisition Council Launches Efforts to Help Agencies Address Supply Chain Security Risks

 

Bob Kolasky, an official at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said the newly created Federal Acquisition Security Council has initiated its efforts to help agencies manage security risks to the supply chain, FCW reported Monday. FASC "is going to serve as the governance structure to elevate the security within federal acquisition processes,” Kolasky, head of CISA’s National Risk Management Center, said at an FCW briefing held July 16.

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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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NAVSUP to Boost Engagement with Supply Chain Partners

Amid U.S. Navy Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Richard Spencer's call to reinforce the capabilities of the service branch, the Naval Supply Systems Command plans to update its business practices to address supply chain gaps. NAVSUP will foster relationships with partners through the use of key performance indicators and executive forums to share information on supply chain concerns and develop strategic efforts through the Strategic Supplier Relationship Management program, the Navy said Friday.

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IT Experts Urging Gov’t to Launch Blockchain Dev’t Efforts

Information technology professionals are calling on the government to invest in blockchain and take steps to better understand the technology, Federal Times reported Thursday. Alan McQuinn, senior policy analyst for the IT and Innovation Foundation, said that the U.S. needs to be more competitive and promote the use of blockchain, which can help simplify auditing and supply chain operations for large agencies like the departments of Defense and State during the ACT-IAC Emerging Technology Forum in Washington, D.C.

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