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Customized SCRM Programs

Customized Supply Chain Risk Management Programs for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors implementing the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF).

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Customized Supply Chain Risk Management Programs for Department of Defense (DoD) Contractors

The continued push towards globalization has made the world a more connected place, but also has made supply chains all the more important in an increasingly interdependent society. For DoD contractors, long-term survivability and growth can often be directly tied to successfully managing one’s supply chain challenges. Both SCRM and TPRM is also essential for many of today’s growing compliance measures, such as FedRAMP, FISMA, CMMC, NIST 800-171, NISP eMASS DCSA, and more.

Industry Leading Supply Chain Risk Management Solutions for DoD Contractors

With Arlington, our supply chain risk management services help organizations assess, understand, and implement proven practices for successfully managing their entire ecosystem in terms of integration, operations, purchasing, distribution, and other related factors. When a supply chain is compromised, its security can no longer be trusted, whether it involves a chip, laptop, server, other technology, a non-electronic product, or any type of service essential to a DoD contractor performing their roles and responsibilities for federal agencies.

Whatever your supply chain concerns and challengers are, Arlington can help solve them. From cybersecurity supply chain challenges to managing your growing list of third-party vendors – and more – Arlington offers a proven methodology for helping DoD contractors with the supply chain battle. We ask the tough and necessary questions for getting to the bottom of your supply challenges from day one. Questions we ask – and you should be asking yourself as a DoD contractor:

  • Do you know who your suppliers are and the suppliers’ downstream suppliers?

  • Do you know how you are assessing and handling your suppliers’ cybersecurity supply chain risks for products and services you’re acquiring and using?

  • As an organization, have you captured the true ROI from a complete end-to-end strategy for supply chain risk management?

All questions that need thorough and honest answers, and with Arlington’s supply chain risk management services, we’ll examine your entire supply chain top to bottom, inside and out, putting together a comprehensive assessment needed for making the necessary changes.

Huge Risks for DoD Contractors with Ineffective Supply Chain Measures

Inadequate supply chain risk management measures often result in the following increased risks for DoD contractors:

  • Process and product quality could be compromised by inadequately monitored suppliers.

  • Lower-tier suppliers could intentionally or unintentionally introduce software, firmware, or hardware in which confidentiality, integrity or availability has been compromised.

  • High-value intellectual property shared with suppliers could be misused.

  • Adversaries can use vulnerabilities within an organization’s supply chain to attack information systems.

As supply chains grow more complex and stretch further around the globe for DoD contractors, the likelihood of experiencing a supply chain disruption – especially with growing cybersecurity threats – is incredibly high.

Benefits of Effective Supply Chain Risk Management

When properly implemented, a successful supply chain risk management program offers the following immense benefits to DoD contractors:

  • Recognition of the entire supply chain threat landscape.

  • Opportunity to create a multifaceted supply chain strategy.

  • Improved collaboration with customers.

  • Improved risk mitigation.

  • Improved quality control.

  • Greater visibility regarding key operational areas, particularly with third-parties.

  • Increased savings and productivity.

  • Brand protection.

  • Increased compliance capabilities.

Per NIST, “Information, communications, and operational technology (ICT/OT) users rely on a complex, globally distributed, and interconnected supply chain ecosystem to provide highly refined, cost-effective, and reusable solutions. This ecosystem is composed of various entities with multiple tiers of outsourcing, diverse distribution routes, assorted technologies, laws, policies, procedures, and practices, all of which interact to design, manufacture, distribute, deploy, use, maintain, dispose of, and otherwise manage products and services. These aspects of the supply chain include IT, OT, Communications, Internet of Things (IoT), and Industrial IoT.”

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Why Arlington for Supply Chain Risk Management

  • Proven SCRM methodology from start to finish resulting in measurable ROI metrics.

  • Efficient, yet comprehensive methodology for rapid SCRM program development.

  • Industry leader with unsurpassed federal compliance experience.

Why Arlington?

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