Example Track 1

    Panel: Digital Safety Begins at Home
    Agencies are taking steps to bolster global supply chain security

    Jul 16, 2019

    9:00 am - 9:40 am

    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

    The technologies that power today’s government draw on a global supply chain that is almost unfathomably complex. (Companies producing components for Apple iPhones, for example, have manufacturing operations in nearly 100 countries.) The sprawling nature of supply chains and the critical nature of the technology they produce make them a target of adversaries seeking to compromise U.S. interests. What can agencies do? This panel discussion will explore the challenge, consider measures being pursued by agencies to ameliorate the threat, and look ahead to what securing supply chains might entail in the future.