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09/15/2022
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New White House guidelines will compel IT vendors working with government agencies to certify that their products meet security requirements. Industry groups criticize 'vague' software supply chain amendment to the House NDAA. Login.gov has a new director. This is FedScoop for Sept. 15.

Why the US government will require software vendors to certify the security of their products

Details included in the latest OMB memo lay to rest concerns expressed by IT and cybersecurity experts canvassed by FedScoop in June, who worried that it could require software developers to obtain third-party verification of their compliance, which would take years to set up sensors and monitors and ensure qualified auditors existed. Dave Nyczepir has the story.


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CISA to develop ‘self-attestation’ cybersecurity standards for federal software vendors

The White House tasked the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to play a key role in deploying new cybersecurity guidelines the Biden administration rolled out Wednesday. John Hewitt Jones has the details.


White House cyber memo compels vendors to attest software meets security standards

Federal agencies will have to obtain self-attestation from software providers before deploying their software on government systems, according to a new memo issued Wednesday by the White House. John Hewitt Jones has the story.


Industry groups criticize ‘vague’ software supply chain amendment to House NDAA

Industry groups have written to lawmakers, warning that software supply chain proposals included in the House version of the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act are “vague” and “internally inconsistent.” John Hewitt Jones has this also.


General Services Administration hires Dan Lopez as director of Login.gov

The General Services Administration has named Dan Lopez as director of the U.S. government-backed secure sign-in service Login.gov. John Hewitt Jones has this as well.


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