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IBM Releases Rapid Supplier Connect to Reduce Supply Chain Shortages During COVID-19; Phyllis McCready Quoted

IBM has  announced IBM Rapid Supplier Connect, a blockchain-based network designed to help government agencies and healthcare organizations identify new, non-traditional suppliers who have pivoted to address the shortage of equipment, devices and supplies needed for COVID-19 relief efforts, the company reported on Monday

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Gen. David Goldfein Works With Overseas Counterparts to Maintain F-35 Supply Chain Amid COVID-19

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Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said he has been in talks with his international counterparts to discuss ways on how to maintain the supply chain for the F-35 fighter jet program during the coronavirus pandemic, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday.

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James Geurts: Navy Uses Supply Chain Mgmt Tools to Stay Ahead of Facility Closures

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James “Hondo” Geurts, assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition at the U.S. Navy and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the service branch has used its supply chain management platforms to track where factory shutdown or delays could occur as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, FedScoop reported Monday.

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Ellen Lord: DoD to Call for Reopening of Mexican Suppliers

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Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 Awardee, said aircraft manufacturers and other U.S. defense contractors depend on parts suppliers in Mexico and DoD will call for the country to reopen such facilities that have shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Defense One reported Monday.

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AIAA Asks Policymakers to Protect Supply Chain In Lieu of COVID-19

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The coronavirus pandemic has stalled the global economy, impaired businesses and continues to impact the world and global economy; as a result, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics has requested that policymakers protect the defense industry supply chain, the organization announced on Monday

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Energy Dept Asks Gov’t, Industry Partners to Maintain Cyber Awareness Amid COVID-19

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The Department of Energy’s office of cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response has advised partners in the government and energy industry to be vigilant to phishing attacks, malicious emails and other cyber threats amid the new coronavirus pandemic. CESER is calling on corporate leaders to advise their employees to be aware of risks associated with phishing, external emails and social engineering, DOE said Thursday.

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