The Software and Supply Chain Assurance (SSCA) Forum is a public-private partnership focused on information and communications technology assurance. The SSCA is co-sponsored by GSA, DHS, DOD, and NIST.
Registration for the Winter 2014 SSCA Forum is open: https://register.mitre.org/ssca/
View the agenda: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/200127
The SSCA Forums started a decade ago as a public-private partnership co-sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Division, the Department of Defense Office of the Chief Information Officer, and the National Institute for Standards and Technology. The SSCA is an interagency public-private collaboration stakeholder community (of government, industry, and academic representatives) focused on the various technologies, standards and interdisciplinary functions and processes that contribute to the security and resilience of software, hardware, and services that enable and control Information and Communications Technology. Fulfilling the Open Government Initiative, reflecting transparency, participation, and collaboration, the SSCA focuses community efforts through working groups on Supply Chain Risk Management (including Acquisition and Outsourcing), Tools and Technologies, Processes and Practices, Workforce Education and Training, and Measurement.
SSCA events meet quarterly with the SCCA Forums meeting on a semi-annual basis in spring and fall, and the SSCA Working Groups (meeting in between Forums) in the summer and winter.