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Increasing Visibility and Control of Your ICT Supply Chains



Jon M. Boyens, Celia Paulsen, Larry Feldman, Greg Witte


This bulletin summarizes the information presented in NIST SP 800-161, Supply Chain Management Practices for Federal Information Systems and Organizations, written by Jon Boyens and Celia Paulsen. The publication provides guidance to federal agencies on identifying, assessing and mitigating ICT supply chain risks at all levels of their organizations.
ITL Bulletin -


acquire, Information and Communication Technology Supply Chain Risk Management, ICT SCRM, risk management, supplier, supply chain, supply chain risk, supply chain risk assessment, supply chain assurance, supply chain security


Boyens, J. , Paulsen, C. , Feldman, L. and Witte, G. (2015), Increasing Visibility and Control of Your ICT Supply Chains, ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 14, 2024)


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Created June 14, 2015, Updated October 12, 2021