New York, June 22, 2022: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) opened registration today for its workshop on global supply chain security for microelectronics standardization, being held on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The workshop will take place on July 27–29 at the headquarters of Booz Allen Hamilton, 8283 Greensboro Dr., McLean, VA. While in-person participation is strongly encouraged, remote participation is available. Advance registration is requested by July 20. Note: you must be either a U.S. citizen or a U.S. lawful permanent resident to participate in the workshop. In-person attendees must be fully-vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 5 days prior to the workshop.
Click here to register for the workshop and view the draft agenda. Speakers contact ANSI staff for promo code.
June 9, 2022
What role does identity and access management (IDAM) play in the move to a zero trust model?
During the webinar, participants will discuss the ways in which agencies plan to expand and enhance their IDAM capabilities in the immediate future. Agencies will also explore how they are applying micro segmentation to their business models and how they mitigate risk, particularly in their supply chains.
- The Incorporation of Identity and Access Management and Zero Trust
- Identity and Access Management and Microsegmentation
- Protecting High-Value Assets
Register here: Adopting a zero trust security model | Federal News Network
The bombs falling in Ukraine have raised major geopolitical issues in Asia. One in particular will seriously impact the future of the commercial space industry. Taiwan’s significance to the world’s supply chain, high-value technology base, microprocessors and the civil life and laws upon which democracy depends are not always considered when we casually ask, “If Taiwan Goes, What Else Goes With It?”
Could the industry be a casualty of a Chinese invasion? In this podcast, hosted by Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI), based on the May 2022 edition of the New York Space Business Roundtable, guests discuss what is really at stake.
Listen to the podcast here: Untangling the Supply Chain (sspi.org)
Save the Date: ANSI to Hold July 27–29 Workshop on Global Supply Chain Security for Microelectronics Standardization
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced plans to convene on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) a workshop on global supply chain security for microelectronics standardization. The workshop will be held July 27–29 at the headquarters of Booz Allen Hamilton, 8283 Greensboro Dr., McLean, VA. While in-person participation is strongly encouraged, remote participation will be offered. The workshop agenda and registration information will be announced in due course.
The workshop will assist DoD in gathering and assessing information regarding relevant standardization activities to fulfill its mandate under Section 224 of the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requiring that DoD microelectronics products and services meet trusted supply chain and operational security standards.
Stakeholders identified for targeted outreach include DoD, the Departments of Homeland Security, State, and Commerce—especially the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)—along with suppliers of microelectronics products and services, representatives of major industry sectors that rely on a trusted supply chain and the operational security of microelectronics products and services, and the insurance industry. Ultimately, DoD seeks to foster an ecosystem where trusted supply chain and operational security standards for procuring microelectronics products and services are widely adopted by U.S. government agencies, allies, partners, and commercial industry.
A Federal acquisition and Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM) Shark Tank hybrid event will take place on June 9, 2022, from 9 AM to 12 PM ET in-person at the General Services Administration’s headquarters (1800 F Street NW) and virtually. This event is sponsored by ACT-IAC and hosted by ACT-IAC’s Acquisition Community of Interest’s (COI’s) C-SCRM Acquisition Working Group (AWG).
This year’s ACT-IAC Shark Tank competition provides a unique opportunity for government, industry, and academia to pitch innovative solutions for the following supply chain problem statement:
What are the foundational tenants in the creation of a Predictive Supply Chain Risk Management process and how can cybersecurity and technology approaches support the ability to project when vulnerabilities may occur prior to an event in lieu of reaction to an event?
More information on the Shark Tank event can be found here.
The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) will hold a webinar on Thursday, July 14 at 11:00 am (Eastern time) on “What the Satellite Industry Needs to Know About CMMC: Preparing for a Successful CMMC Assessment, Defining Terms and What to Expect.”
Satellite companies, along with the entire Defense Information Base, will soon need to be Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC 2.0) accredited to be eligible for U. S. Department of Defense (DoD) awards.
Is your company prepared? This webinar will identify the key considerations a company should be mindful of prior to beginning the CMMC process.
For more information, see www.sia.org
Communication and earth observation satellites play an essential but too-little-known role in managing the world’s supply chains. The solutions call on spacecraft in every orbit, carrying every payload and operating in every commercial frequency band. They also call on the ingenuity and determination of experts in engineering, manufacturing, operations and analytics to provide the crucial data and communications that help their customers keep the world supplied.
In this podcast, based on the May 12 Webinar: Satellite Solutions for Supply Chain Woes, Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) Robert Bell is joined by Matt Desch, CEO, Iridium Communications, Inc.; Nicole Robinson, President, Ursa Space Systems; and Jean-Michel Rouylou, Head of Enterprise and Broadband, ST Engineering iDirect to discuss satellite’s vital role in world trade and the global opportunities the industry’s unique technologies are able to tap.
Listen to the Podcast: Space & Satellite Professionals International | Making Leaders Podcast: Untangling the Supply Chain, Episode 3 – Satellite Solutions for Supply Chain Woes (sspi.org)
One Year In: The Executive Order and Securing Software Supply Chains Webinar held on May 12, 2022 is now available for viewing. During the event, experts discussed the role of the software bill of materials (SBOM) in securing software supply chains as well as key insights from the latest Executive Order on Cybersecurity.
The entire event is available to view here: https://learn.atarc.org/e/315131/X0MyS0qfGBY/jq1p2/1760163334?h=6zjEdpU6R9W6cJWI_SSm4iNfw2nY26D7ngmVTkAIuLk
April 26, 2022
On 26 April, NASA hosted the annual Supply Chain Integrity Month Conference at NASA Headquarters, bringing government and industry together on challenges and opportunities in the changing supply chain environment. NASA’s CIO presented welcoming remarks, and experts across the interagency discussed topics including public private partnerships, EO 14028 and EO 14017 requirements, securing the software supply chain, software bill of materials, the identification of forthcoming recommendations and requirements resulting from the work performed under the EOs, a Proactive Supplier Engagement Process (PSEP), and global impacts of the disruption in Ukraine.
Source: Space and Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)
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When Airbus OneWeb Satellites began mass production of the OneWeb satellite constellation, it had to develop and manage a global supply chain that could operate at unprecedented speed to make possible the manufacturing of two satellites per day. In this first episode of the Untangling the Supply Chain podcast series, Airbus OneWeb Satellites Chief Supply Chain Officer John Meikle joins SSPI’s Robert Bell to explore how that chain was linked together and kept running – and how it copes with the major disruptions of 2020.