Senate defense policy bill requires Software Bill of Materials for DOD contracts, reports on critical infrastructure

By Sara Friedman / July 20, 2022 at 10:30 AM
Cyber elements in the Senate version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill are mostly Defense Department-focused, including a provision to require contractors to submit a Software Bill of Materials, and new authorities for U.S. Cyber Command to play an active role in addressing critical infrastructure attacks by "foreign powers." The full text of the bill was filed Monday by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) and Ranking Member Jim Inhofe (R-OK). Plans for consideration on the...

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