SR-3 Supply Chain Controls and Processes Plan

Last Review: 10/1/22


Supply chain elements include organizations, entities, or tools employed for the research and development, design, manufacturing, acquisition, delivery, integration, operations and maintenance, and disposal of systems and system components. Supply chain processes include hardware, software, and firmware development processes; shipping and handling procedures; personnel security and physical security programs; configuration management tools, techniques, and measures to maintain provenance; or other programs, processes, or procedures associated with the development, acquisition, maintenance and disposal of systems and system components. Supply chain elements and processes may be provided by organizations, system integrators, or external providers. Weaknesses or deficiencies in supply chain elements or processes represent potential vulnerabilities that can be exploited by adversaries to cause harm to WTAMU and affect its ability to carry out its core missions or business functions. Supply chain personnel are individuals with roles and responsibilities in the supply chain.


This Control applies to all West Texas A&M network information resources. The intended audience for this Control includes all information resource owners, or designee responsible for implementation.


WTAMU shall:

  • Establish a process or processes to identify and address weaknesses or deficiencies in the supply chain elements and processes of system components in coordination with supply chain personnel;
  • Employ supply chain controls to protect against supply chain risks to the system, system component, or system service and to limit the harm or consequences from supply chain-related events; and
  • Document the selected and implemented supply chain processes and controls in
    • security and privacy plans
    • supply chain risk management plan