Jennifer Bisceglie Testifyng on Supply Chain Risk Management
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Interos Solutions, Inc Testifying on Supply Chain Risk Management
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21, 2013) – Jennifer Bisceglie,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Interos Solutions, Inc. (Interos),
will testify before Congress on the importance of proactive measures to keep
counterfeit materials out of our nation’s critical infrastructure. The hearing will be held by the Subcommittee
on Communications and Technology of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,
titled "Cybersecurity: An Examination of the Communications Supply
"Cyber security includes managing the risk from the
beginning of the supply chain to the end of it.
It is not as simple as installing virus software—we need to look deep
within our business processes and contractual language. We need to take the time to understand who
we’re doing business with, through the multiple layers of global sourcing. The need for a higher level of awareness
about the risk, and how each person in the acquisition cycle plays a role,
cannot be stressed enough,” said Ms. Bisceglie.
Some of the areas Ms. Bisceglie will suggest the Committee
consider: (1) universal awareness and
education supported by the executive teams of agencies; (2) adequate funding
for cybersecurity programs and assigning ownership within the agency
establishing measurements for success; (3) investing in securing critical
infrastructure cannot be achieved by contracting with the lowest-price bid and
(4) put in place contractual language that works.
As a leader and innovator in the supply chain risk business community,
Ms. Bisceglie has over 20 years of experience in this industry. In addition to being President of Interos,
she is also the Chair of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), a leader in the
National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) Cybersecurity Division, and an
expert advisor for the International Cybersecurity Dialogue.