Issue: COVID-19-related supply chain disruptions have highlighted the need to develop a global supply chain threat and risk analysis capability, particularly for inputs related to pre-harvest livestock and crop production. On their own, neither industry, academia, nor the government has sufficient access to the information and expertise required to provide comprehensive early warning and risk assessment on the impact of biological threats to global supply chains critical to the U.S.
Objective: This Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense (CBTS) Center of Excellence project in partnership with Anneal Initiative, Inc., will provide the Department of Homeland Security with ongoing analytical reports and needs assessments that can be used in an Integrated Global Supply Chain Threat and Risk Analysis operation.
Outcome: The goal is to deliver enhanced risk assessments of threats to pre-harvest livestock and crop product-related supply chains and develop collaborations between government, industry, and academia. Given that many current supply chain disruptions are centered on difficulties with manufacturing in and distribution from China, this project while examining many global supply chains will concentrate on developments in and disinformation from China.
Value Proposition: This project will leverage industry and academic expertise to help develop a greater federal government understanding of food and agriculture supply chain risk and identify critically needed government support for threat analysis and enhanced risk assessment of impacts to national agriculture supply chains.