The technologies that power today’s government – hardware and software alike – draw on a global supply chain that is almost unfathomably complex. (The companies that produce components for an Apple iPhone have manufacturing operations in nearly 100 countries.) And as a 2018 MITRE report warned, “Adversaries seek to counter areas of U.S. military dominance and to challenge U.S. interests in cyber domains via supply chains upon which our government, our industries, and our populace rely.”

    Many agencies are daunted by the challenge of addressing such a fundamental risk, but significant steps are being taken. This FCW Briefing explored the tools already available, the policy changes being proposed, and the likely implications for both acquisition and security across the federal government.

    Discussion topics included:

    • DOD’s current position on supply chain security
    • How existing programs can assist with supply chain visibility
    • Evolving supply chain security standards
    • The cost and contracting implications of improved supply chain security
    • Emerging technologies that can help secure the supply chain

    Briefing Information

    FCW Briefing:
    Supply Chain Security

    July 16, 2019

    7:30 -10:00 AM

    The City Club
    555 13th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20004

    FREE for Government Attendees

    Sponsored By

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    Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    7 AM
    8 AM
    9 AM
    8:30 am - 8:35 am Opening Remarks
    8:35 am - 9:00 am IT Security: Hardening the Links of Global Supply Chains
    • Bob Kolasky Assistant Director, National Risk Management Center, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Department of Homeland Security
    9:00 am - 9:40 am Panel: Digital Safety Begins at Home
    Agencies are taking steps to bolster global supply chain security
    • Tony Hubbard Principal KPMG
    • Mark Lee Assistant Commissioner of the Office of Policy and Compliance
      Federal Acquisition Service
      U.S. General Services Administration
    • Deborah Pierre-Louis Director, Office of Policy, Liaison and Training, Bureau of Information Resource Management U.S. Department of State
    • Commander Robert R. Winters Executive Officer, Naval Supply Systems Command Business Systems Center U.S. Navy
    9:40 am - 10:00 am Group Discussion
    10:00 am Closing Remarks


    City Club of Washington, DC
    555 13th Street, NW | Columbia Square | Washington, DC 20004 | (202) 347-0818


    The Metro Station Metro stop (red/orange/silver/blue lines) is 2 blocks away, within walking distance of the venue.


    There are several public garages near the venue, including: 600 13th Street NW, 1201 F Street NW, and 555 12th Street NW. Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


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    Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

    Delivery Method: Group Live, Specialized Knowledge and Application, Registration # 137543

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