Supply Chain Threats

Supply Chain Risk Management

Supply Chain Risk Management

The mission of NCSC's Supply Chain and Cyber Directorate (SCD) is to enhance the nation's supply chain and cyber security, leveraging multidisciplinary counterintelligence and security expertise to inform, guide, and coordinate integrated risk decisions and responses with strategic partners.

Protecting Supply Chains for Critical Technologies

In October 2021, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) prioritized outreach efforts in five critical technology sector areas: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bioeconomy, Autonomous Systems, Quantum, and Semiconductors.

These technologies present unique opportunities and challenges where the stakes are potentially greatest for U.S. economic and national security.

One of the unique challenges is managing the threats and risks to the very complex supply chains that support each one of these critical and emerging technologies.

During April Supply Chain Integrity Month, NCSC focused on supply chain security issues unique to AI, specifically machine learning (ML) an AI subset; autonomous systems, specifically autonomous vehicles; and semiconductors.

The awareness materials below highlight the unique supply chain issues associated with these critical technologies.

Champion Supply Chain

Take the General Services Administration (GSA) and Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) training course to Fortify the Chain:

National Supply Chain Integrity Month

April 2022 — Fortify the Chain

April 2021 — A Call to Action

Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) - Don't Be the Weakest Link!

Supply Chain Risk Management

Executive Orders

Authorities, Policies, and Standards


Reducing Threats to Key U.S. Supply Chains


Thought Leaders: Supply Chain Security

5G Wireless Technology

Supply Chain Resources

Additional Resources

National Counterintelligence and Security Center