NCSC and Partners Launch “National Supply Chain Integrity Month” in April
For Immediate Release: Contact: (301) 243-0408
1 April 2021 DNI_NCSC_OUTREACH@dni.gov
At a Glance
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) and its partners in government and industry today launched the 4th annual “National Supply Chain Integrity Month” with a call to action for organizations across the country to strengthen their supply chains against foreign adversaries and other potential risks.
Throughout April, NCSC is teaming up with the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Department of Defense’s Center for the Development of Security Excellence (CDSE), the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), the National Association of Counties (NACo), and other partners to raise awareness of threats to U.S. supply chains and share information on risk mitigation. A host of public and non-public events with stakeholders in government, industry, and academia are planned to enhance supply chain risk management efforts.
“If the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting product shortages were not a sufficient wake-up call, the recent software supply chain attacks on U.S. industry and government should serve as a resounding call to action. We must enhance the resilience, diversity, and security of our supply chains. The vitality of our nation depends on it,” said Michael Orlando, Acting NCSC Director.
To help stakeholders in industry and government, NCSC today is disseminating new supply chain risk management resources that can be found at the NCSC supply chain website. Among other things, the webpage provides extensive information on supply chain threats and best practices, as well as links to resources of partner agencies. In addition, NCSC is issuing sector-specific guidance throughout April on supply chain risk management for the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, the manufacturing and production sector, the health care sector, and the energy sector.
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