The NDIA is pleased to offer a workshop designed to identify ways in which Trusted Microelectronics can contribute to compliance with DoD Instruction 5200.44, Protection of Mission Critical Functions to Achieve Trusted Systems and Networks (TSN). The Trusted Suppliers Steering Group has organized the agenda for this half-day workshop to provoke an interactive exchange of ideas that can reduce defense systems vulnerabilities in the acquisition, operational, and sustainment phases. We will first hear from Government officials on their thinking behind the requirement for Trusted Microelectronics and how the globalization of the semiconductor industry is impacting DoD programs. These talks will be followed by a moderated discussion on the challenges with the policy implementation from the Government program offices. Representatives from the Trusted Suppliers will be on hand to describe how they can address those challenges.
The Trusted Suppliers Steering Group is a self-formed alliance of companies that have been accredited by Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) to provide Trusted Microelectronics products and services to Government programs. The Group consists of Aeroflex Corporation, BAE Systems Inc., Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, ONSemiconductor, Photronics Inc., and Teledyne Technologies inc.