MAR 08, 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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