Supply Chain Strategies

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Securing the supply chain has become a top priority for organizations across the government sector. It has a significant impact both on government contractors and the customers they serve. It is a many facetted challenge with impacts both in the physical world and the cyber world. The federal government has taken several initiatives in recent years for securing supply chains but the results have been uneven and they have also exposed the complexity in addressing this challenge.

Supply chain issues have threatened the global chip supply and the shortage continues to be a drag on many systems integrators as they try to build and implement new solutions for their customers. And there is the continuing concern of how to secure a supply chain that you don’t have ultimate control over. As the customer pushes requirements to the primes so too do primes push on their subcontractors and their subcontractors’ subcontractors. This is driving prime contractors to develop and deepen the relationship they have with their partners.

Like cybersecurity, supply chain security is a challenge that will never go away. It will change and evolve just as the threats change and evolve.

In this Washington Technology Power Breakfast, we’ll discuss the threat landscape and how it is evolving, what government customers are asking for and what how requirements on contractors, including CMMC, are evolving. Our speakers will look at critical questions such as how the definition of supply chain is changing, how the threats are evolving and how the cloud and a distributed workforce have created new challenges.

 

EVENT COST

Free for Government/Military*
Industry/Contractor: $49
Washington Technology Insiders: Free
*must provide valid .gov/.mil email address for government registration. Embedded contractors are subject to Industry price

Upcoming Sessions

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8:15 AM ET

Friday, January 28

Opening Remarks

Welcome

Speakers

8:20 AM ET

Friday, January 28

Keynote

The Federal Perspective

Speakers

Kelley Artz, Supply Chain Risk Management Technical Expert, Office of Policy and Compliance, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration

8:45 AM ET

Friday, January 28

Panel

Supply Chain Lessons

Speakers

Bob Gemmill, SVP, Chief Procurement Officer, Leidos

Alexis McGuire, Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, GDIT

Lisa Veith, Senior Vice President, New Market Initiatives and Strategic Growth, Maximus Federal