NDIA is hosting this OPNAV N4 Supply Chain Risk workshop. This initiative was begun by VADM Phillip Cullom and is continuing under VADM Dixon Smith.
The purpose is to foster dialog and solicit industry recommendations on identifying gaps and associated supply chain risk for the U.S. Navy. The objective of the day is to develop an action plan that will frame the way-ahead for a coordinated effort to address and mitigate this risk.
Increased DOD reliance on commercial systems/partners, paired with globalization, creates potential vulnerabilities to our collective supply chains. Because of this fact, GAO has designated DOD's supply chain management as a high-risk area. OSD (L&MR), in conjunction with DUSN (M), asked OPNAV N4 to establish a DOD Supply Chain Risk Management effort enabling DOD decision makers to secure the supply chain without significant costs.
After briefings from OPNAV N4, DoD CIO, and OPNAV N2/N6, attendees will divide into four breakout groups: Product, IT/Cyber, Vendor Certification and Distribution. A case study on existing Naval equipment and its supply chain will be used as a general example to help understand where are we today, what should be done, and how to begin. These recommendations will be briefed by each group at the end of the day. The purpose of this case study is not to analyze a specific supply chain, but to identify gaps, risks and potential actions.
Space is limited and attendance is by invitation. If you are interested in receiving an invitation please contact Dave Chesebrough (firstname.lastname@example.org)