Software & Supply Chain Assurance Meetings
JANUARY 23-24, 2024
7525 Colshire Drive
Mclean, VA 22102
Registration for non-U.S. citizens and non-Green Card holders closes on January 9, 2024.
Building Security in - software and supply chain assurance
The Software and Supply Chain Assurance Forum (SSCA) provides a venue for government, industry, and academic participants from around the world to share their knowledge and expertise regarding software and supply chain risks, effective practices and mitigation strategies, tools and technologies, and any gaps related to the people, processes, or technologies involved. Co-led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the General Services Administration (GSA), the SSCA meetings participants represent a diverse group of career professionals including government officials, chief information security officers, those in academia with cybersecurity and supply chain specialties, system administrators, engineers, consultants, vendors, software developers, managers, analysts, specialists in IT and cybersecurity, and many more fields.
SSCA forums are held 2-3 times/year and are free and open to all interested parties.
While the general intent is to share information, the SSCA meetings also offers government and private sector participants, including international participants, an opportunity to openly collaborate by presenting and receiving feedback on current and potential future work. While traditionally SSCA events are two to three days long and contain a mixture of discussion and presentation; interaction is always strongly encouraged. To encourage open interaction, meetings operate under the Chatham House Rule, meaning “participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed,” though many speakers allow NIST to post their presentations on their SSCA Forum website.