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NTIA Plan to Congress on Declassification and Clearances Related to the Communications Supply Chain Risk Information Partnership

November 18, 2020
Abstract: 

The Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 requires NTIA to establish an information sharing program to ensure that small, rural providers have access to the supply chain risk information they need before they make an investment.  To meet this requirement, NTIA established the Communications Supply Chain Risk Information Partnership (C-SCRIP) in July 2020. Section 8 of the Act also requires NTIA within 180 days to submit a plan to the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate for (i) declassifying material, when feasible, to help share information regarding supply chain security risks with trusted providers of advanced communications service and trusted suppliers of communications equipment or services; and (ii) expediting and expanding the provision of security clearances to facilitate information sharing regarding supply chain security risks with trusted providers of advanced communications service and trusted suppliers of communications equipment or services.