Supply Chain

New Software Vendor Standards Coming Within Weeks, CISA Head Says 

The White House is leading an interagency effort focused on software development that will determine federal procurement of information technology.

DARPA Announces Microelectronics Program to Boost Domestic Manufacturing of Certain Chips

The research agency will partner with Intel and three university teams to boost domestic manufacturing of custom chips.

IBM Announces Cloud Marketplace For Secure Chip Design

The marketplace was built as part of a recent Defense Department initiative aimed at advancing microelectronics technologies. 

Practical Steps to Managing Supply Chain Risk

Like with any new agency initiative, nothing moves forward without executive sponsorship.

Defense Task Force Will Focus on Legislative Solutions for Supply Chain Chokepoints

Reps. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., and Mike Gallagher, R-Wisc., are leading the three-month task force.

DARPA, In-Q-Tel to Help 150 Research Teams Take Tech from Labs to Production Over the Next Five Years

The expansion of the Embedded Entrepreneurship Initiative also marks its transition to a formalized program. 

Cybersecurity and IT Remain Top Concerns on GAO’s High-Risk List

Agencies showed some slight progress on IT issues, though cybersecurity took a step backward in the latest report.

FCC Approves Proposal to Increase Eligibility Under Supply Chain Order

The agency’s acting chief has reached out to interagency partners and wants to create a team dedicated to network security issues.

GSA Leadership Talks Priorities and Future of Trump-Era Initiatives

The General Services Administration’s acting administrator and commissioner of the acquisition division discuss its technology programs, the beta.SAM migration, D-U-N-S transition, SolarWinds and more.

Industry Group Gives Defense Contractors ‘C’ Health Grade in Annual Report

The report found weak industrial security scores driven by increases in cyber vulnerabilities negatively impacted the health of the defense industrial base in 2020. 

GAO: DOD Needs Permanent Group to Protect Critical Technologies

The task force currently running these efforts is set to dissolve in the coming months.

Highway Safety Agency Wants Car Makers to Know What’s in Their Software

The agency is seeking comment on a software-heavy update of its cybersecurity best practices.