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DHS, OMB Launch Collab to Improve Federal Supply Chain Security

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The Office of Management and Budget is coordinating cybersecurity efforts with the Department of Homeland Security to enhance protection of the federal supply chain, FCW reported Wednesday.

OMB’s new Federal Acquisition Security Council launched efforts to support the DHS Information and Communications Technology Supply Chain Task Force manage security risks in acquisition and purchasing. DHS established the ICT Supply Chain Task Force last fall that gathers 60 government and industry partners, followed by OMB’s supply chain security council in December. Both groups intend to promote cybersecurity resilience and enhance federal procurement and acquisition policies. 

Bob Kolasky, co-chairman of the ICT Supply Chain Task Force, said his team plans to issue the first analysis of its work streams this summer, which would include threat information sharing between government and private sectors, its threat evaluation criteria and procurement rules. The Federal Acquisition Security Council will hold its first meeting next week.

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