Press Release

CISA Hosts First Annual Information and Communications Technology Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force Conference 


WASHINGTON – Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced it will host the first annual Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Task Force Conference, Innovations in ICT Supply Chain Risk Management. The Conference will be a one-day event, taking place on June 12, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. ET at the MITRE Corporation in McLean, Virginia.   

Established by CISA in December 2018, the ICT SCRM Task Force is the nation’s premier convening body for engagement between government and industry and is charged with identifying and developing consensus risk management strategies to enhance global ICT supply chain security. The Task Force works collaboratively to develop products, resources, and tools that help mitigate ICT supply chain risks. Some of the materials produced by the ICT SCRM Task Force include a Hardware Bill of Materials (HBOM) Framework, a Threat Scenarios Report, a Vendor SCRM Template, and Qualified Bidder and Manufacturer Lists.   

Speakers and panelists will include CISA Director Jen Easterly and other senior officials from CISA, as well as leaders from the national security and cyber community, Task Force members, C-suite executives, and SCRM experts. The Conference promises to be a dynamic platform for exploring the latest trends, challenges, and breakthroughs shaping the future of ICT supply chain.  

Key highlights of the Conference include: 

  • Expert Keynote Address: Hear from CISA Director Jen Easterly as she shares her perspectives on enhancing cybersecurity and critical infrastructure resilience.
  • Interactive Panel Discussions: Engage in thought-provoking discussions with industry leaders, policymakers, and experts as they discuss topics ranging from the role of AI in supply chains to enhancing supply chain transparency.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers, exchange ideas, and explore new partnerships with fellow attendees from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. 

“Supply chain security is one of CISA’s top priorities—a priority that is greatly enhanced by the collective effort of the ICT SCRM Task Force. Given the critical role that the IT and Communications sectors serve as the connective tissue to all of the various critical infrastructure sectors, we could not be more thrilled to be hosting the first annual ICT SCRM Task Force conference,” said Assistant Director for the National Risk Management Center and ICT SCRM Task Force Co-Chair Mona Harrington.    

“We have lined up a stellar group of speakers and panelists who will share their wisdom and expertise on how best to think about and respond to the myriad of issues facing organizations to enhance their supply chain resilience. When our supply chains are more secure, our nation is more secure. This conference will be an important step to increasing that security,” said Harrington. 

To register for the Innovations in ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Conference, please email by noon on Friday, June 7

For more information about the ICT SCRM Task Force, please visit: ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force