Tag: supply-chain

Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Biden will convene his new supply chain council and announce 30 steps to strengthen US logistics

November 27, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden on Monday will convene the first meeting of his supply chain resilience council, using the event to announce 30 actions to improve access to medicine and needed economic data and other programs tied to the production and […]

Federal, Policy

Treasury Secretary Yellen calls for more US-Latin America trade, in part to lessen Chinese influence

November 2, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wants Latin America to trade more with the United States as part of an initiative that so far has failed to disrupt China’s dominance in global manufacturing. Still, U.S. efforts to diversify supply chains with “trusted […]


US Maritime Administrator to study port crane cybersecurity concerns

January 17, 2023

Via: CSO Online

The 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by Congress and signed by President Biden in late December 2022 was filled with a host of military-related cybersecurity provisions. One little-noticed provision in the bill called for a study of cybersecurity […]

Federal, Policy

As the causes of US inflation grow, so do the dangers

October 14, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

What keeps driving inflation so high? The answer, it seems, is nearly everything. Supply chain snarls and parts shortages inflated the cost of factory goods when the economy rocketed out of the pandemic recession two years ago. Then it was […]

Federal, Policy

The CHIPS and Science Act Became Law, Now What?

August 10, 2022

Via: Nextgov

On Tuesday morning President Joe Biden signed a $280 billion bipartisan bill to strengthen domestic manufacturing of semiconductors in an effort to not rely as heavily on overseas production of these important tech components. The bill—officially known as the CHIPS […]

Defense, Industry

On Capitol Hill, a deepening commitment to keep arms flowing to Ukraine

April 25, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Ukraine and keeping aid flowing to that country, it’s one of the few areas of bipartisan agreement on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers returned this week and that’s at the top of the agenda. The Federal Drive with Tom Temin got more […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Chipmakers’ expansion plans met with supply chain struggles of their own

March 21, 2022

Via: TechSpot

One such example is ASML, the Dutch multinational corporation that makes lithography machines used in the production of advanced semiconductors. Their machines are used to etch circuits into silicon wafers and according to at least one tech analyst, ASML is […]

Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

USDOT announces new funding for Marine Highway Program

March 4, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced Wednesday that $25 million in funding for America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP) is available to support the development and expanded use of America’s navigable waterways and improve the country’s supply chains. […]

Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Carmakers shut factories and freeze sales as invasion fallout spreads

March 3, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Ten major car and motorcycle groups announced factory closures or froze sales to Russia as the industrial fallout from the country’s invasion of Ukraine spread on Wednesday. Porsche and BMW became the latest carmakers to shut European plants because of […]

Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Buttigieg doles out $241M to US ports to boost supply chain

December 23, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is awarding more than $241 million in grants to bolster U.S ports, part of the Biden administration’s near-term plan to address America’s clogged supply chain with infrastructure improvements to speed the flow of goods. The transportation […]

Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

Why Government Suppliers Will Struggle to Meet CMMC Requirements 

December 3, 2021

Via: Nextgov

The SolarWinds cyberattack was unprecedented in both scope and scale. The sophisticated breach saw hackers bake their exploit into a trusted software update pushed out to SolarWinds clients, including federal government agencies. This resulted in the exposure of sensitive data […]

Cybersecurity, Hardware & Software, Tech

Commerce Proposes Third Party Audits as Criteria in Supply Chain Rule for Software

November 29, 2021

Via: Nextgov

The Commerce secretary should consider whether connected software applications have been evaluated for security by a reliable third party when reviewing transactions with U.S. entities, under a new proposal from the department. Commerce proposed adding “a lack of thorough and […]


CMMC bakes security into DoD’s supply chain, has value for all businesses

September 10, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Just as the coronavirus pandemic was getting underway in January, the Department of Defense (DoD) launched an ambitious cybersecurity certification and compliance process called the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). This framework has five certification levels of maturity that are […]


Using AI to secure the global supply chain

February 8, 2019

Via: ZDnet

According to leading supply chain analyst Louis Columbus, the biggest challenge facing the high tech industry in 2019 will be securing their supply chains. The challenge is that, as supply chains grow more complex, manufacturers may not be able to […]

Federal, Policy

DHS rolls out supply chain task force

October 31, 2018

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security announced the formation of a new task force focused on supply chain threats to information and communications technology. According to a release by DHS, the task force will develop recommendations for the industry to identify […]


FCC gets pushback on supply chain security proposal

June 6, 2018

Via: FCW

Telecommunications industry trade groups and top vendors are telling the Federal Communications Commission to proceed cautiously in a rulemaking effort that could put certain foreign manufactured telecom equipment off-limits for U.S. networks on national security grounds. In March, the FCC […]

Federal, Policy

FCC chief floats new supply chain rules for telecom

March 27, 2018

Via: FCW

Leveraging a multibillion federal subsidy, the nation’s communications chief is looking to new rules that would bar foreign telecommunications equipment suppliers who are deemed a threat to national security. At the Federal Communications Commission’s next public meeting on April 17, […]


Big data, AI key to DOD supply-chain security

June 30, 2017

Via: FCW

The Department of Defense is consuming more and more chips and lines of code, which translates to more supply-chain vulnerability. Officials and industry leaders argue big data and artificial intelligence will be critical tools to manage that risk going forward. […]