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 »
The Defense Department will conduct an audit of the U.S. aerospace and defense sector’s supply chains after DoD released a White House-commissioned study of the defense industrial base, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, said U.S. intelligence agencies will take part in the review to assess the local defense supply chains' readiness to support warfighters.Read More »
The General Services Administration has agreed to help the U.S. Marine Corps buy technology platforms and logistics services through a performance-based contracting method.
Both parties also established the Partnership Agreement Council to identify methods to update information technology systems and manage supply chain operations for the service branch's procurement efforts, the GSA said Tuesday.
The Department of Homeland Security is sourcing for industry input on applications that detect and address malicious, counterfeit and vulnerable functionalities in information and communications technology products. The department also requires information on technologies designed to help users deal with supply chain risks in ICT-based services, the DHS said Friday in a FedBizOpps notice.Read More »
The U.S. government has begun to adopt the blockchain technology in an effort to transform its operations and service delivery processes as well as secure public data, Bloomberg Government reported Friday. Some of the federal agencies that have started to explore the use of the distributed ledger technology include the …Read More »
The White House on Tuesday submitted to Congress a draft bill that would provide civilian agencies the same congressional authorities granted to the Defense Department in 2011 to oversee their information technology procurements and address supply chain risks, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. The proposed Federal IT Supply Chain Risk …Read More »
The Defense Department has sought comments from the White House on a recently completed defense industrial base review that is expected to identify weaknesses in the supply chain, Defense News reported Tuesday. Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza, a spokeswoman for DoD, told the publication that interagency evaluation is now under way …Read More »