AFFIRM October Virtual Speaker Series | Due Diligence: Securing the Federal Supply Chain
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Office of Management and Budget recently released interim regulations outlining the pathway agencies can pursue to bar companies from Federal contracting when they constitute a supply chain security risk.

Connections to adversarial foreign governments represent an unacceptable risk of espionage through back doors placed in their products or by the companies routing data to home countries where foreign laws may make it easier to access them.

This briefing will explore what both industry and government alike need to know about the risks inherent in the federal supply chain.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how agencies can mitigate risks in their information and communications technology supply chains associated with foreign suppliers.
  • Review methods to improve the supply chain of the federal government’s $90 billion information technology budget. 
  • Delineate approaches to supply chain risk management and budgetary impacts associated with them.
  • Review supply chain mandates and controls agencies have in place.