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S&T CRISTAL Fact Sheet

To help mitigate the interruption of lifeline supply chains, researchers at a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate Center of Excellence, the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI), are developing new ways of identifying and understanding how and where supply chains are vulnerable to disruptions. As part of this work, research teams are also finding methods to document and assess the components of food supply chains – something that could also help meet goals of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

FPDI has developed an early prototype software tool for supply chain mapping, vulnerability assessments and analysis called Criticality Spatial Analysis (CRISTAL). Through CRISTAL, FPDI aims to develop a new capability to: (1) define and document food critical infrastructure, and (2) assess risk in the global food supply chain.

S&T FPDI Fact Sheet

FPDI defends the safety and security of the food system by conducting research to protect against vulnerabilities in the food supply chain, from farm to table, and to reduce the potential catastrophic attacks on public health and the economy.

CISA’s ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force Launches Work Streams

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and government and industry members of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force gathered in Washington this week and last week as part of the Task Force’s ongoing efforts to identify and develop collaborative solutions to global supply chain risk. 

DHS Announces ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force Members

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted the inaugural meeting of the nation’s first Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force. The task force is a public-private partnership formed to examine and develop consensus recommendations to identify and manage risk to the global ICT supply chain.

Statement by Press Secretary Marsha Catron on Secretary Johnson's Upcoming Trip to China

On April 8-10, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will visit Beijing, China to participate in homeland security Ministerial meetings. Secretary Johnson will meet with his Chinese counterparts to discuss a range of homeland security-related issues of mutual concern, including counterterrorism, cybersecurity, global supply chain security, combating transnational crime, and maritime law enforcement.

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