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Grant Schneider: Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Council Eyes Guidance for Agencies in 2020

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Grant Schneider
Grant Schneider

Grant Schneider, federal chief information security officer, said the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Council will prioritize the development of guidance in 2020 to help agencies address security threats to the supply chain, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

The council, which Schneider chairs, was established in 2018 in accordance with the SECURE Technologies Act to collect data on supply chain threats and help agencies counter such threats through guidance.

“The law says each agency needs a program and we need to give them guidance,” Schneider said Tuesday at an event. “We need to figure out what information we need to collect around supply chain risk management and where to have that information shared from.”

He noted that the council has initiated efforts to find an agency that will be in charge of leading data sharing efforts with the private sector and other agencies.