Torres bill to improve DHS software against cyberattacks passes Homeland Security Committee

On July 28, Congressman Ritchie Torres’ bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop guidelines for identifying materials used in software development passed the House Homeland Security Committee by unanimous consent.

The legislation, DHS Software Supply Chain Risk Management Act of 2021 (H.R. 4611) , directs DHS to modernize its information and communication technology or services acquisitions process by requiring the Under Secretary for Management to issue Department-wide guidance to require DHS contractors to submit software bills of materials (SBOM) that identify the origins of each component of the software furnished to DHS.

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