American national security depends upon supply chain integrity. In today’s world, America’s adversaries often advance their goals by exploiting technological weaknesses, engaging in a range of malicious cyber activities targeted at U.S. government agencies and critical industries. Insufficient protection against the possibility of devastating cyberattacks—against the American electrical grid or command-and-control communications systems during a crisis—could have disastrous consequences for society. Yet, until recently, the United States has lacked a unified strategy to deal with supply chain vulnerabilities.
R Sheet on Supply Chain Security
- 1) Ensuring supply chain integrity is vital to American national security.
- 2) Huawei and ZTE are not the only risky foreign companies. Other companies from China and Russia (like Lenovo and Kaspersky Lab) should also be investigated.
- 3) If the United States’ approach to supply chain security is not transparent, American citizens will be put at risk.