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SEP 14, 2022 | US

White House Tightens Rules on Federal Software Purchases

Roll Call, September 14, 2022

By Gopal Ratnam 

BSA's Henry Young remarks on the new guidelines issued by the Office of Management and Budget that require all federal agencies to buy and use only software that complies with development and security processes approved by the federal government.

“BSA is pleased to see OMB’s guidance includes many of the best practices” in the group’s recommendations from 2019, Henry Young, director of policy for the group, said in an email. “We advocated that this guidance place similar secure development requirements on software developed by the U.S. government and will continue to support more deliberate and consistent requirement across the federal enterprise in future iterations.” 

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Original Posting: https://rollcall.com/2022/09/14/white-house-tightens-rules-on-federal-software-purchases/

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