MAY 20, 2021 | US
Industry Groups Express Cautious Optimism About Biden’s Executive Order on Software Standards
Washington Post, May 20, 2021
By Tonya Riley
The administration has created a tall order in defining security requirements for federal agencies and their software providers. And until those details are fleshed out, it's hard to say if the executive order will move the industry in the right direction and make things safer for everyone.
“I would say industry likes clarity … but industry also likes quality so if what comes out of it is overly broad and creates more signal than noise there's a little tension there,” says Henry Young, policy director at BSA | The Software Alliance. "What we want is focused but also clear rather than very broad.”
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。