Bob Kolasky, an official at the Department of Homeland Securityâs Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said the newly created Federal Acquisition Security CouncilÂ has initiated its efforts to help agencies manage security risks to the supply chain, FCW reported Monday.
FASC “is going to serve as the governance structure to elevate the security within federal acquisition processes,â Kolasky, head of CISAâs National Risk Management Center, said at an FCW briefing held July 16. To support that effort, he said the council aims to establish a data repository designed to help agencies âmake smarter procurement decisionsâ and will offer guidance on the use of exclusion authorities when it comes to extreme security risks.
KolaskyÂ also noted that his office is also advancing the supply chain security assessment as mandated by an executive order signed by PresidentÂ Trump in May. The review is due by mid-August and would inform new industry regulations being developed by the secretary of the Department of Commerce.
“We are looking across the [information and communications technology] supply chain and identifying the most critical nodes,” he added.