Backup Header Below Forms Federal Advisory Board to Bridge Critical Gap Among Supply Chain Leaders in Private and Government Sectors, the leading provider of supplier intelligence, is pleased to announce the formation of its Federal Advisory Board in Washington D.C. to support the company in delivering its best-in-class supply chain intelligence software to the federal sector.

Global supply chain disruptions have expedited the need for advanced, integrated technology that improves strategic sourcing, supplier monitoring, and risk mitigation. The Federal Advisory Board will help accelerate the delivery of collaborative solutions that will lower barriers between the private and federal sectors. Its six members have held top leadership positions within the federal government and multinational corporations, with expertise in public policy, business and economic development, technology, cybersecurity, and law.

“Given the urgent need for increasing supply chain visibility and resilience, it is a perfect time for this Board to help Craft and the government jointly mitigate supply chain disruptions. Demand for more interconnected networks in the industry is at an all-time high, and Craft’s successful relationship with the Department of Defense demonstrates that change is advancing to address this ongoing challenge to our economic growth and well-being,” said Christopher Caine, Federal Advisory Board co-chair.

Supply chain risks are increasingly multi-dimensional, stemming from cyber-attacks, adverse weather events, changing ESG requirements and more. Government actions such as Executive Order 14017 aim to address some of these vulnerabilities in supply chains, particularly for products including semiconductors and COVID-19 vaccines.

However, information silos between the government and private sector have historically stalled innovation, as procurement and supply chain leaders often scramble to adhere to new guidelines, while government agencies seek to improve access to up-to-date data within the private sector.

“The Federal Advisory Board will represent a step forward in uniting many different stakeholders to create a more resilient supply chain. With members representing a range of perspectives and deep expertise, we are uniquely positioned to leverage their knowledge to develop critical solutions,” said Ilya Levtov, founder and CEO of already provides the Department of Defense with cutting-edge intelligence to help identify risk and disruption across the U.S. supply chain, as well as protect intellectual property, particularly within aerospace and defense. The company’s proprietary data platform includes over 400 advanced signals on suppliers, rendered in an intuitive user-friendly digital workspace. also serves supply chain teams at dozens of Fortune 500 enterprises, helping them lay a stronger foundation for supplier analysis, evaluation, tracking, and other procurement initiatives designed to mitigate organizational business and mission risk.

Federal Advisory Board members:

Ilya Levtov is the founder and CEO of He started his career in corporate finance with Goldman Sachs and then held business development roles in two venture-backed companies, Spot Runner and Crunchyroll. He was vice president with the venture capital fund Venrock before founding in 2015. He holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford and a BA from Columbia University and the Juilliard School.

Christopher Caine, Federal Advisory Board co-chair, is president and CEO of Mercator XXI, LLC, a professional services firm helping clients engage the global economy. He is also president of The Center for Global Enterprise, a New York-based non-profit organization. Caine has over 40 years of experience in government and public affairs and was employed by IBM Corporation for over 25 years, where he held leadership positions overseeing global governmental programs and public policy issues.

Anne Altman is co-founder and CEO of Everyone Matters, Inc., a social impact enterprise dedicated to ensuring equal access to citizen-based services, and holds positions on various public and private boards. She held numerous leadership positions during her 35-year career at IBM Corporation and is well-known for her expertise in government, technology, and the public sector.

Karen Evans is the managing director of the Cyber Readiness Institute and has held multiple agency leadership roles. She was the former Department of Homeland Security’s Chief Information Officer and served as the first Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response in the U.S. Department of Energy.

Todd Helfrich is the vice president of Federal at Attivo Networks, where he is responsible for all federal government go-to-market activities. He has previously worked at HP and IBM supporting security division revenue growth and expansion within National Security and Justice segments. Early in his career, he supported security operations at the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Homeland Security.

Max Stier is the founding president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. Stier has worked in each of the three branches of the federal government and served as the deputy general counsel for litigation at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and as special counsel at the antitrust division of the Department of Justice.

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