The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is partnering with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense and other entities to recognize National Supply Chain Integrity Month and promote a call to action for strengthening global supply chains.

“As the number of sophisticated cyberattacks increase, we’re reminded that supply chain security is not a nice to have, but an urgent necessity,” said CISA Assistant Director Bob Kolasky. “Government and industry must work together to strengthen and enhance the security and safety of our critical infrastructure and the associated supply chains that support the resilience of our nation.”

CISA said in a release that it is committed to working with both the public and private sector in enhancing the security and resilience of the global information and communications technology (ICT) supply chain, and “to ensure that supply chain risk management (SCRM) is an integrated component of the agency’s cybersecurity efforts.”

Throughout April, CISA has set themes for each of the four weeks to promote resources, tools, and information on supply chain security. The themes for each week, which were developed by the public-private ICT SCRM Task Force, include:

  • Week 1: Building Collective Supply Chain Resilience;
  • Week 2: Assessing ICT Trustworthiness;
  • Week 3: Understanding Supply Chain Threats; and
  • Week 4: Knowing the Essentials.

CISA has more details here on National Supply Chain Integrity Month.

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Jordan Smith is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.