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  • JOHN SULLIVAN
07/11/2018 11:34 AM

Supply Chain Risk is not the same as Supply Chain Cybersecurity.  When looking at studies of military and commercial Supply Chain risk, Cybersecurity is not the leading concern.  There is much more to Supply Chain Risk than Cybersecurity (see article here).  A Supply Chain, especially with our aging systems, has a higher risk in dealing with Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS).  Data integrity, in the form of incorrect data populating our information systems, is a concern.  The data integrity risk is not from a hacker changing component data, but from authorized personnel incorrectly entering data.  We make mistakes.

 

Our Supply Chain also faces risk from weather events, counterfeit parts and labor issues.  These typically convert from a risk to an issue with little warning. Combine this with our leaning of Supply Chains, and now you can face a significant challenge.  Therefore mitigation planning must be in place to control, avoid, assume or transfer the risk.  This mitigation planning must be focused on what is most likely and has the greatest consequence. 

 

Analyze your Supply Chain.  Understand the greatest risks.  Build your mitigation plans for those risks.  Don't blindly assume Cybersecurity is the same as Supply Chain risk.


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  • KARREN CARRUTHERS
05/29/2018 6:45 AM

​I am researching how both Battle Spares and Forward Based Spares are managed and what determines if it is a spare.  Trying to find out information on both Battle Spares and Forward Based Spares; it seems the terminology has changed over the years as well as where information can be found ie. instructions (P-485) and policies. Could you assist me to help identify who manages, what is a requirement to be a spare and what instructions or policies provide information?

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  • JILL GARCIA
15/18/2018 11:54 AM

What is the best way to track maintenance related data (i.e. MTBF, MTBCF, MTTR, etc.) for a COTS product? Is there a class for this?

Background: I work on a space environmental monitoring system that is 100% COTS. The system is fielded and maintained by a contractor and they do not currently track failure rates of the system. There are other users of this COTS product but it is a very specialized piece of equipment and there is no maintenance data available on the internet or from the manufacturer for things like MTBF, MTBCF, MTTR, etc... I would like to start tracking this data but I'm not sure how to go about it.


KARREN CARRUTHERS5/21/2018 1:42 PMNo
  
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  • JILL GARCIA
15/21/2018 7:55 AM

​What governing documentation defines Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Management as obsolete?

Background: I'm presently reviewing SECNAV INST 5400.15D, DON Research, Development, Acquisition, and Associated Life-Cycle and Logistics Management policy and I would like to know if the terminology of logistics management / ILS management should be replaced with Integrated Product Support and Product Support Management respectively.


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  • LEESA LAFFERRE-THOMAS
34/25/2018 12:13 PM

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