DEC 09, 2019 | US
Major Industry Groups Seek Extension for Comments on ICT Supply-Chain Security Proposal
Inside Cybersecurity, December 6, 2019
By Charlie Mitchell
A broad coalition of industry groups — including telecom, tech groups and others — is urging Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to extend a 30-day comment period on the information and communications technology supply-chain security proposal released just before Thanksgiving, citing the complexity and far-reaching implications of the rule.
The groups say in the letter, “Given the importance of this objective, the complex dimensions of the proposed policy changes contained in the notice, and the technological complexities at issue, we request the Department extend the notice’s comment period to 90 days to ensure our associations and our members are able to provide the Department with a response that is both meaningful and comprehensive.”
Among the groups signing are the Association of Global Automakers; BSA | The Software Alliance; Business Roundtable; Coalition of Services Industries; Computer & Communications Industry Association; CompTIA; CTIA; Information Technology Industry Council; Internet Association; US-China Business Council; U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and USTelecom-The Broadband Association.
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。