OCT 13, 2020 | US
Pentagon Releases Software Acquisition Policy With Parameters, Not Specifics for Security
Inside Cybersecurity, October 13, 2020
By Sara Friedman
A recently issued policy for Defense Department acquisition officials provides an overview of how to purchase custom-built software from planning to execution, but a leading software trade association says the policy leaves room for interpretation on supply chain security and other issues that need to be addressed.
“We share the goal of the Defense Department to embrace modern software development and the policy is very useful for us and our members,” Tommy Ross, senior director of policy at BSA | The Software Alliance, told Inside Cybersecurity. “However, the pathway should not just be about developing software rapidly. It needs to also be about developing software that is secure.”
“Clearly, there is work that will need to be done to actually translate this guidance into practice,” Ross said. Directing acquisition officials to the BSA Framework for Secure Software, updated in September, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Secure Software Development Framework would help ground the policy in best practices, Ross said.
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SOBRE A BSA
A BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) é a principal defensora do setor global de software perante governos e no mercado internacional. Seus membros estão entre as empresas mais inovadoras do mundo, criando soluções de software que estimulam a economia e melhoram a vida moderna.
Com sede em Washington, DC e operações em mais de 30 países, a BSA promove programas de conformidade que promovem o uso legal de software e defendem políticas públicas que promovem a inovação tecnológica e o crescimento da economia digital.