“The General Services Administration has identified about 200,000 products ‘of concern’ over the past year through a supply chain risk assessment aimed at unearthing threats in the millions of products GSA offers to agencies through its marketplace.
GSA analyzed the top 20% of companies who supply 80% of the products the agency offers across the federal government, according to Sonny Hashmi, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. The agency then segmented the products into high-risk categories, like industrial control systems, HVAC systems, and security cameras, Hashmi said during an April 7 event hosted by Bloomberg Government...”
“The agency worked with the identified companies to get information about their supply chains, but also used data from federal ‘threat intelligence,’ as well as open-source information. The factors GSA considers when evaluating supply chain threats include foreign ownership, foreign sources of material and cybersecurity risks, according to Hashmi...”
“After identifying the products, GSA ‘can take actions, like suppressing some of those products, or even taking them off our marketplace,’ Hashmi said...” Read the full article here.
Source: Supply chain assessment identifies 200,000 products ‘of concern’ in fed marketplace – By Justin Doubleday, April 14, 2022. Federal News Network.
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