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On April 20, 2021, the Biden Administration took steps to address cybersecurity risks in the US energy sector industrial base by announcing a 100-day cybersecurity initiative for electricity subsector industrial control systems (“100-Day Plan”) and by issuing, on April 22, 2021, a Request for Information to inform future recommendations for US energy systems’ supply chain security (“RFI”).  Public comments in response to the RFI are due by June 7, 2021. 

These actions support the Biden Administration’s February 24, 2021 Executive Order on “America’s Supply Chains” (“Executive Order 14017” or “Supply Chain EO”), which, among other things, directed the heads of appropriate federal agencies, to, (i) within 100 days, identify and make recommendations to address risks in the supply chain for certain technologies and critical goods, and, (ii) within one year, review and make recommendations to improve supply chains for a wide range of industrial sectors.  These actions also mark the Biden Administration’s first efforts to formulate a new approach to specifically address the US energy sector’s supply chain security following President Biden’s suspension of Executive Order 13920 (“Bulk-Power System EO” or “BPS EO”). 

To see details on the 100-Day Plan and the RFI, please read the rest of this article by Alex LamyRyan Michael Poitras and Michael A. Stoker on our Global Supply Chain Compliance Blog here.


Alexandre Lamy joined Baker McKenzie in 2009 and currently works in the Firm's International Trade Practice Group. He assists clients with sanctions and export controls (Export Administration Regulations (EAR); International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)) and he advises clients on corporate compliance matters. Since August 2011, Alex has served on the steering group for the ABA Section of International Law’s Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee and is currently a Vice Chair of the Committee. He has organized several events regarding recent developments in US trade sanctions and export controls for the Committee.


Ryan Poitras is a member of the Firm's International Trade Practice Group in our Washington, DC office. He joined the Firm as a summer associate in 2018 and became a full-time associate in 2019. Ryan’s experience also includes working as an intern with the Office of the US Trade Representative.

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