MAR 07, 2019 | US
BSA Makes Recommendations to Senate and House Armed Services Committees
Washington Post Cybersecurity 202, March 8, 2019
By Joseph Marks
Lawmakers should be wary of “unnecessary isolationist” positions that could result in arbitrarily banning foreign companies in the name of supply-chain security, according to the software trade association BSA. The group made several recommendations in a letter to the leaders of the Senate and House Armed Services committees as lawmakers are set to start working on the fiscal 2020 defense authorization bill. “We are aware of some efforts to advocate for solutions to technology development that would seek to deny foreign adversaries influence by adopting indiscriminate prohibitions against the acquisition or integration of software components developed in certain foreign nations or by certain foreign nationals,” the group said in the letter. “Such approaches, without any grounding in risk management, are deeply flawed,” BSA added.
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BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。