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Hot Topics (Part 1): Supply Chain Resiliency

Welcome to the first in a new multi-part series of DAU LOG Blog posts highlighting a range of resources, references, and learning opportunities on a range of critically important multi-disciplinary…

Hot Topics (Part 1): Supply Chain Resiliency

Hot Topics (Part 1): Supply Chain Resiliency
Bill Kobren
Welcome to the first in a new multi-part series of DAU LOG Blog posts highlighting a range of resources, references, and learning opportunities on a range of critically important multi-disciplinary topics of interest to the defense acquisition workforce. As a public service, we start this new series today by focusing on a topic we have addressed previously, namely Supply Chain Resiliency and Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM):

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  • A systematic process for managing supply chain risk by identifying susceptibilities, vulnerabilities and threats throughout DoD's “supply chain” and developing mitigation strategies to combat those threats whether presented by the supplier, the supplied product and its subcomponents, or the supply chain (e.g., initial production, packaging, handling, storage, transport, mission operation, and disposal). (Source: DAU Glossary, with a definition that originated from Committee on National Security Systems Directive (CNSSD) 505))
  • “The process for managing risk by identifying, assessing, and mitigating threats, vulnerabilities, and disruptions to the DoD supply chain from beginning to end to ensure mission effectiveness. Successful SCRM maintains the integrity of products, services, people, and technologies, and ensures the undisrupted flow of product, materiel, information, and finances across the lifecycle of a weapon or support system. DoD SCRM encompasses all sub-sets of SCRM, such as cybersecurity, software assurance, obsolescence, counterfeit parts, foreign ownership of sub-tier vendors, and other categories of risk that affect the supply chain.” (Source: DoD Instruction 4140.01 DoD Supply Chain Materiel Management Policy)
  • "...the risk that an adversary may sabotage, maliciously introduce unwanted function, or otherwise subvert the design, integrity, manufacturing, production, distribution, installation, operation, or maintenance of a system so as to surveil, deny, disrupt, or otherwise degrade the function, use, or operation of such system.” (Source: DoD Instruction 5200.44 Protection of Mission Critical Functions to Achieve Trusted Systems and Networks (TSN))

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