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Army tries to solve supply chain management problems with mobile apps

The Defense Department has a plan to get its supply chain management issues off of the Government Accountability Office's high risk list, but progress has been very slow. The Army has a plan to speed things up.

Tags: DoD , Army , GAO , Jack Wayman , technology , mobile , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 04:53am EDT
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Belva Martin, Government Accountability Office

A group of foreign nationals working on one of NASA's major projects found a way to choose their own security clearances to gain access to sensitive technologies. The way they did it was pretty simple. NASA just let them do it. Belva Martin is director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office. In a new GAO report, she looks at NASA's supply chain security. She shared a few ways the agency can tighten up its grip on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Belva Martin , InDepth , NASA , GAO , oversight , security clearances , Francis Rose

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 04:13pm EDT

FY 2014 - Storm clouds on the horizon

Steve Charles, co-founder and executive vice president of immixGroup and Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, will discuss what's ahead for contractors in 2014.
September 16, 2013 (Encore presentation September 23, 2013)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , continuing resolution , government shutdown , sequestration , LPTA , GSA , inspectors general , Steve Charles , ImmixGroup , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 09/16/2013, 10:14pm EDT
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Pentagon struggles to secure a supply chain it no longer dominates

Congress has told the Pentagon to stem the tide of suspected counterfeit parts that ultimately end up in military technology systems. First though, DoD has to come to grips with the fact that it can't simply mandate change to an industrial base it once controlled.

Tags: technology , DoD , Brett Lambert , Melissa Hathaway , Potomac Institute , cybersecurity , industry , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 06:00am EDT
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White House shapes intellectual property protection ahead of year-end deadline

The White House is updating its 2010 trade secret theft and counterfeit product prevention strategy. The new plan will incorporate public input, which the administration is currently soliciting from stakeholders.

Tags: White House , Victoria Espinel , intellectual property , technology , cybersecurity , industry , Supply chain risks , Federal Drive , Esther Carey

Monday - 07/30/2012, 06:33pm EDT
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DHS improving aim to stop counterfeits at the borders

The Homeland Security Department is taking a two-pronged approach to protecting the federal supply chain. The first addresses the DHS mission cargo crossing into the U.S. The second is an interagency effort to ensure the government is working together on investigations. DHS said seizures of counterfeit goods at the border increased by 20 percent in 2011.

Tags: technology , David Heyman , DHS , White House , Counterfeit products , Intellectual Property Rights Center , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/18/2012, 05:26am EDT
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Agencies, vendors ramping up to fight supply chain cyber threats

The White House, Congress, DoD and many others are trying to stem the tide of counterfeit products and software with malicious code from entering federal systems. The administration soon will release recommendations for how all agencies and vendors can improve the security of their products. DoD issued a memo in March requiring changes to how services protect their supply chains.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , industry , Victoria Espinel , White House , DoD , Jon Boyens , NIST , Sandy Boyson , University of Maryland , Supply chain risks , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/15/2012, 12:59pm EDT
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Agencies taking a more disciplined approach to managing vendors

GSA, Commerce and others are using supply chain management techniques to buy smarter and more efficiently. Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Steve Kempf said a recent survey of their contractors will help influence the next generation of schedules.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , contracting , GSA , Steve Kempf , Raj Sharma , Censeo Consulting Group , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 05:24am EDT
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Lawmakers push DoD, Energy for answers on IT supply chain security

Two GAO reports find agencies lack oversight and controls over ensuring vendors buy the components for hardware and software from trusted sources. DoD is ahead of most agencies. It is using intelligence expertise to secure the supply chain of national security systems.

Tags: technology , acquisition , DoD , DHS , Energy , GAO , Greg Wilshusen , Gil Vega , Mitchell Komaroff , House Energy and Commerce Committee , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 05:21am EDT
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'Forecasting' key to successful suppy-chain management strategy

Glenn San Giacomo, a senior vice president and business unit general manager at SAIC, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the ins and outs of successful supply chain management. SAIC was recently awarded a supply chain contract by the DLA to provide land and aircraft tires.

Tags: SAIC , Glenn San Giacomo , industry , contracting , acquisition , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 06:23pm EST
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