Tag Archives: supply chain

Accenture Partners with Blue Yonder to Transform Supply Chain Operations; Kris Timmermans, Mark Morgan Quoted

Kris Timmermans

Accenture has partnered with Blue Yonder to deliver intelligent, customer-centric supply chain transformations that leverage a cloud-first approach. The partnership will accelerate digital transformation by using the cloud. “Together with Accenture, we will drive greater client value with proven methodologies that help companies achieve their visions for resilient supply chains by putting cloud at the center,” said Mark Morgan, executive vice president of Worldwide Commercial Business, Blue Yonder.

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DHS Launching R&D Projects on 5G Mobile Security; Christopher Krebs Quoted

Christopher Krebs

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is launching a research and development effort focused on mobile security as the country works to roll out 5G infrastructure. William Bryan, the acting undersecretary for science and technology, said S&T is currently working with the private sector in efforts to secure U.S. telecom infrastructure.

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AWS Partners with Carrier to Advance Supply Chain for Vaccines; David Appel, Sarah Cooper Quoted

AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Carrier Global Corporation to co-develop Carrier’s Lynx digital platform, which will increase visibility, connectivity and actionable intelligence across their cold chain operations, AWS reported on Thursday. The partnership will improve outcomes for temperature-sensitive cargo, including food, medicine and vaccines. The collaboration builds on Carrier’s selection of AWS as its preferred cloud services provider in Feb. 2020. 

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Bruce Jette, James Geurts, Will Roper Talk Post-Pandemic Changes in Military Ops

Supply Chain

Leaders from the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force have said that their respective service branches need to implement changes in force operations, supply chain management and workforce settings following the COVID-19 pandemic. Wash100 Award winners James Geurts, Will Roper and Bruce Jette comment on recent changes and new initiatives. 

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Lt. Gen. John Thompson: Space Force Updating Contracts to Cover Advanced Cyber Measures

Lt. Gen. John Thompson

Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), said the service is modifying its contracts to ensure that companies implement advanced cybersecurity measures in their systems. System developers need to secure contractor technologies and ensure cyber protections from program inception to launch operations, he noted.

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PSC Provides FY21 NDAA Commentary; David Berteau Quoted

David Berteau

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has commented on the recent provisions in the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The organization sent a letter to the House and Senate Armed Services Committee regarding the government’s processes and procedures for acquiring services from the contractor community, PSC reported on Monday.

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Address US Reliance on Foreign Adversaries’ Critical Minerals

White House

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to declare a national emergency to help address the threat posed by the country’s dependence on critical minerals from foreign adversaries to U.S. national security, economy and foreign policy. The secretary of the State Department should hand over to the executive branch a report to establish resilient critical mineral supply chains,

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FCC Modifies Screening Process for Foreign Companies Interested in U.S. Telecom Market

FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will implement changes to improve the screening process for foreigner-owned companies that want to operate in the U.S. telecommunications market. The new changes aim to boost the timeliness and transparency of the process through which agencies review the applications of these companies, FCC said Wednesday.

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DoD’s Gregory Kausner: Increased Focus Needed for Domestic Parts Manufacturing

Gregory Kausner

Gregory Kausner, executive director for international cooperation at the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD A&S), has said the Pentagon is continuing assessments of potential COVID-19 impacts to defense suppliers. According to Kausner, the Department of Defense (DoD) has found vulnerabilities in its international supply chain.

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Future of Defense Task Force Report Calls for US to Lead AI Race, Ensure Supply Chain Resiliency

Race to Lead AI

A report by a congressional task force has strongly recommended that the United States win the artificial intelligence race to ensure the resiliency of the supply chain within civilian and military sectors and “identify, replace, and retire costly and ineffective legacy platforms.” The bipartisan Future of Defense Task Force consists of House lawmakers presented the report to the House Armed Services Committee.

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