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SEP 14, 2022 | US

Industry Groups Criticize 'Vague' Software Supply Chain Amendment to House NDAA

Fedscoop, September 14, 2022

By John Hewitt Jones

BSA | The Software Alliance signed a multi-association letter to the House Armed Services Committee leadership that criticized an amendment to the defense policy that would codify a software bill of materials in the federal procurement process. 

According to the industry groups, in its current form, the amendment does not specify whether the bill of materials is limited to software or relates to all components. Risk management guidelines included in the amendment are also at odds with guidance from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the National Security Agency and CISA, the trade groups added. 

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Original Posting: https://www.fedscoop.com/industry-groups-criticize-vague-ndaa-amendment/

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