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Associations press House to change cyber supply chain law

More than a dozen industry technology and business groups are asking the House to adopt language in the Senate's Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations bill that would focus on risk when buying technology products and services from companies that have connections to China.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Frank Wolf , industry , Appropriations Committee , Congress , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 02:22pm EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 31, 2013

Mort Rosenberg of the Constitution Project details the implications of a recent court ruling on recess appointments by the Obama administration. Cameron Leuthy of Bloomberg Government talks about nine civilian agency programs that look particularly ripe for a little carving. OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan discusses data collection. Al Banghart of Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses why federal agencies and Congress are concerned about the supply chain.

Tags: Mort Rosenberg , Richard Cordray , Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , recess appointments , Cameron Leuthy , Bloomberg Government , budget , Joe Jordan , OFPP , Al Banghart , Deloitte Consulting , Federal Drive , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 09:06am EST

Vendors under pressure to better secure IT supply chain

Two senior senators will introduce an amendment to the DoD authorization bill to increase the oversight over the IT supply chain. A preliminary report from GAO finds counterfeit technology parts easily making their way into weapons systems.

Tags: contracting , technology , John McCain , Carl Levin , industry , DoD , Missile Defense Agency , Senate Armed Service Committee , Raytheon , Vivek Kamath , SMT Corp , Semiconductor Industry Association , Tom Sharpe , GAO , Richard Hillman , counterfeit parts , Jason Miller , Brian Toohey

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 05:21am EST
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LMI extends supply contract streak to 8 years

Over the course of the base-plus-three-years contract, LMI will provide metrics and analysis of metrics for the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain, shepherd policy and issuance actions, support DoD's Comprehensive Inventory Improvement Plan, and provide general consulting services.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , contracting , LMI , defense ,

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 08:40am EDT

Agencies still struggling to encrypt mobile devices

Despite a 2006 mandate to secure mobile devices and implement two-factor authentication, only just over half of federal agencies have managed to do so. OMB submits its annual FISMA report to Congress detailing the steps the government has taken to improve cybersecurity, including spending $12 billion on cybersecurity last year.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , OMB , DoD , GSA , NASA , DHS , U.S. CERT , NIST , cybersecurity , FISMA , continuous monitoring , encryption , HSPD-12 , Cyber Workforce , CyberStat , Cyberscope , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/21/2011, 07:27am EDT
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GAO evaluates DoD inventory management

GAO's Jack Edwards gives highlights of the report on defense

Tags: GAO , DoD , accountability , contracting , inventory , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 03:38pm EST
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Azmi: Supply chain forgotten element in cybersecurity

CACI International and the U.S. Naval Institute released a report national security and assessing cyber threats specifically on global supply chains.

Tags: technology , Zal Azmi , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Report , best practices , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 05:42pm EDT
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Supply chains found vulnerable to cyberthreat

A new report finds the vast majority of U.S. supply chains rely on information technologies that can be compromised at any time. We get details from Tom Wilkerson, CEO of the Naval Institute.

Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , CACI International , USNI , US Naval Institute , Tom Wilkerson

Friday - 08/06/2010, 09:30am EDT
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Planning for disasters: prepare, don't predict

Federal and state governments need to evaluate their supply chain capabilities in preparation for national emergencies. Robert Handfield, author of an IBM Center for The Business of Government report, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , emergency preparedness , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Robert Handfield , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 07/19/2010, 09:31am EDT
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