NASA SEWP SCRM Hybrid Forum 2022 May 24th | Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City
Part 3 of this conversation is coming in December 2022!
Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) and Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM) are factors that all federal agencies are required to contend with. Security concerns, cyber incidents, hardware and software product integrity and availability continue to be of critical importance. In response to these complex challenges, The White House, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the National Institute for Standards and Technology have all stepped in to provide guidance and tools for agencies to improve their approaches to supply chain security.
In October NASA SEWP and FCW produced a forum where the cognizant federal agencies discussed their initial efforts towards addressing these significant challenges faced by federal agencies. This event followed up on that earlier event so government SCRM and C-SCRM leaders can update their efforts at addressing these challenges, providing context to the difficulty and importance, as well as providing concrete steps that agencies can take today in order to help mitigate risk.
Agency executives and acquisition executives across the federal government are dealing with problems associated with supply chain, cyber hygiene of the nation’s industrial base, and the impact on federal buyers of information and telecommunication technology and audio visual products, services, and solutions. This program is designed to share best practices and to have meaningful dialogue about the complexities of SCRM, and to provide value added information for federal buyers across government.
Attendees came away from this forum with a better understanding of:
• What is important to the C-Suite federal executives, program owners, and operational personnel
• What agencies like NASA, DOD, DHS, and CISA are doing to account for these challenges
• The role of the National Risk Management Center and where to find guidance and help to reduce supply chain risk
• The challenges and potential solutions for helping to secure the critical software supply-chain
• The critical importance of SCRM and C-SCRM for federal networks and infrastructure
• How CISA’s shared services model helps to harden and secure the civilian sector’s SCRM and C-SCRM posture
• The critical importance of SCRM and C-SCRM for the federal network and infrastructure
• Industry’s approach and responsibility at securing their systems and assisting the federal government