The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced a last call for registration for its workshop on global supply chain security for microelectronics standardization, being held on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The workshop is taking place July 27–29 at the headquarters of Booz Allen Hamilton, 8283 Greensboro Dr., McLean, VA. The event has reached capacity for in-person registration but registration for remote participation is still available.
The workshop is designed to assess standardization activities that will help DOD fulfill its mandate under Section 224 of the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act to establish standards for supply chain security for microelectronics products and services procured by DoD. The workshop is scoped to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) devices. Custom devices – ASICs, Systems on Chip, DoD specific bitstream for FPGAs – are outside the focus of this workshop.
The first day of the workshop program will be stage-setting with a report on responses to a Request for Information (RFI), the DoD Section 224 framework, and panel discussions with standards developing organizations, federal agencies and industry. The second day will feature concurrent breakout group discussions on three supply chain risk management areas: procurement management, information and intellectual property (IP) protection, and secure design. The workshop will conclude with a half-day session for reports from the breakouts, open discussion, and next steps.
Workshop speakers will include:
“ANSI welcomes the opportunity to support DoD as it looks to the standardization community to help strengthen supply chain security for microelectronics. Bringing together the affected constituencies for an open dialogue will advance robust solutions,” said S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO.
The workshop is open to U.S. citizens and U.S. lawful permanent residents. In-person attendees must be fully-vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 5 days prior to the workshop.
For more information, contact Jim McCabe, senior director, standards facilitation (firstname.lastname@example.org; 212-642-8921), or Christine Bernat, associate director, standards facilitation (email@example.com; 212-642-8919).
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