Mitre Provides Recommendations to Deter Supply Chain Threats; Jason Providakes Quoted

Mitre has recommended to the public and private sectors to modify their contracting and regulatory processes to address the increasing threats to the U.S. supply chain.

The McLean, Va.-based firm said Monday its Deliver Uncompromised report outlines the need to deter emerging asymmetric attacks such as fake parts passing ordinary inspections and malicious data infiltrating software systems.

Mitre proposed security approaches that the Defense Department and other federal agencies can implement to prevent supply chain threats.

The company also recommended providing incentives to private sector members that will participate in the effort.

Jason Providakes, president and CEO of Mitre, said adversaries continue to devise ways to threaten U.S. intellectual property, technical information and critical infrastructure, among other things.

“In the same way we have taken advantage of technology offsets to stay ahead of our adversaries, we must ensure that they [do not] flip the script and target our critical areas, which are often part of the supply chain,” he added.

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