President Biden and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas have announced the creation of the Supply Chain Resilience Center (SCRC) as part of the White House Council on Supply Chain Resilience. The SCRC will collaborate with the private sector to secure supply chains, analyze vulnerabilities, and conduct scenario planning. The center aims to mitigate disruptions, ensure reliable deliveries, and lower costs. Secretary Mayorkas emphasized the need for robust and resilient supply chains given challenges such as the pandemic, conflict, political instability, and climate change. The SCRC will maximize DHS's authorities, capabilities, expertise, and data sources to safeguard critical supply chains.
Supply Chain Resilience FAQ
FAQ: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Supply Chain Resilience Initiatives
What did the Biden-Harris Administration announce regarding supply chain resilience?
The Biden-Harris Administration announced the launch of a new Supply Chain Resilience Center (SCRC) aimed at protecting the U.S. supply chain from evolving threats. This initiative is part of a broader effort to revitalize American manufacturing and secure critical supply chains.
What is the purpose of the Supply Chain Resilience Center (SCRC)?
The SCRC has been established to be a dedicated hub for addressing vulnerabilities in the supply chain and improving its strength and reliability. It is part of the federal government's strategy to systematically strengthen supply chain resilience and support national security and economic priorities.
When was the Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force announced?
The Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force was announced on June 8, 2021. Its aim is to address short-term supply chain discontinuities and support the resilience of the supply chain in a broader aspect.
How does cybersecurity factor into supply chain resilience?
President Biden has emphasized cybersecurity as a top priority within the supply chain resilience strategy. A secure digital infrastructure is seen as critical to protecting the supply chain against cyber threats and ensuring operational security at national key points such as ports.
Is there a plan to revitalize American manufacturing?
Yes, the Biden-Harris Plan announced on February 24, 2022, outlines specific strategies to revitalize American manufacturing. It includes formal institutionalization of supply chain resilience throughout the Federal government, along with various other measures aimed at securing and reinforcing critical supply chains in 2022 and beyond.
Are there any other sectors impacted by the Administration's resilience plan?
The administration's resilience plan encompasses many sectors including cybersecurity, biotechnology, biomanufacturing, agriculture, and national security. Efforts are being made across these sectors to build resilience against a wide array of challenges, from economic pressures to security threats.
For detailed information regarding these initiatives, you can explore the following links:
- For general information on the Department of Homeland Security's work on supply chain resilience: DHS Website
- To learn about the Supply Chain Resilience Center announcement and details: DHS News Release
- For information on the Biden-Harris Plan to Revitalize American Manufacturing: White House Fact Sheet
- For the latest actions announced by President Biden on supply chains: White House Fact Sheet