NDIA is pleased to offer their third workshop designed to identify ways in which Trusted Microelectronics can contribute to greater systems security and information assurance. The Trusted Suppliers Steering Group is organizing the agenda for this half-‐day workshop to provoke an interactive exchange of ideas to improve security for, and ensure the quality of, defense systems and networks. At our previous workshops, we heard from Government officials on their thinking behind DoDI 5200.44, and from Industry representatives who identify and manage supply chain risks. We discussed the supply chain risks beyond the ASICs covered by DoDI 5200.44. We explored the differences between a Trusted Supplier and a trustworthy supplier, and how do you choose which is best for your program. And we learned how anti-tamper and anti-counterfeit initiatives inform program protection decisions.
In our third workshop, we plan to continue the dialogue between Government and Industry on the challenges for comprehensive supply chain risk management and program protection. How do quality and safety protocols connect with microelectronics supply chain security? How can industry address the unique security, quality and safety considerations in defense microelectronics supply chains? Representatives from the Trusted Suppliers Steering Group 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., Intrinsix Corp, Jazz Semiconductor Trusted Foundry, ONSemiconductor, Photronics Inc., and Teledyne Technologies inc.