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OCT 18, 2022 | US

Software Group Calls for Coherence on Software Bill of Materials as Lawmakers Offer Proposals for Different Agencies

Inside Cybersecurity, October 18, 2022

By Sara Friedman

Policy Director Henry Young at BSA | The Software Alliance comments on the House and Senate sorting out diverging proposals on Software Bill of Materials contained in each chamber’s version of this year’s annual defense policy bill. He also calls for an approach that goes across government rather than just on DHS or the Defense Department.

Young, director of policy, said, “DOD is an important customer and vendors will strive to meet whatever cybersecurity requirements it identifies as being necessary to effectively manage its risk, including SBOMs. To create the most secure future, DOD should work to harmonize any requirements it develops with those used in the civilian government, as well as with those of the international community.”


Original Posting: https://insidecybersecurity.com/share/13989


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