Global supply-chain security initiative to gather private-sector feedback

Friday - 2/3/2012, 4:56pm EST

Seth Stodder, president and CEO of Palindrome Strategies

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The global supply chain is getting more secure. President Barack Obama has signed the National Strategy for Global Supply Chain, which aims to promote the efficient and secure movement of goods throughout the global economy.

The strategy was introduced by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano last month at a global economic forum.

Seth Stodder, president and CEO of Palindrome Strategies, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the new strategy and the role he will take.

Stodder recently shared his perspective in a blog post on the Security Debrief website.

"The strategy is just the first step in a broader effort to galvanize and focus federal, state, local, tribal, international and private sector actions aimed at more effectively securing and improving the global supply chain system," he wrote.

As part of the initiative's next step, Stodder said, the State Department would lead an effort to with the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council, to gather feedback from private-sector and government partners.

Stodder will help assist with the CIPAC effort, he added.

RELATED LINKS:

Obama: Global supply chain security part of national security

White House releases national strategy for global supply chain security (From Security Debrief)