The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is not immune to the struggle that all corners of the federal government face on securing its supply chain. ODNI general counsel Jason Klitenic, speaking Feb. 5 at the American Bar Association, outlined several supply chain security questions that the office wants addressed, but is finding hard to answer.
How much information can ODNI lawfully share?
ODNI wants to be able to share actionable threat intelligence with unwitting companies that are making acquisition decisions. The central challenge for the office in this situation is protecting sources and methods, the perennial issue in the intelligence community’s information sharing relationships.
“If we pick up intel or information that there’s a product out there that may have a vulnerable but we’re aware of it, but the company may not be aware of it, how can we possibly make sure that the company … is aware of it?” Klitenic said.