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October 25, 2020

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Commerce’s Friedman: Software supply chain transparency crucial to security

October 9, 2020 |
Sara Friedman

Mapping out the software supply chain can be useful to help detect vulnerabilities quicker and fix flaws in software systems, according to Allan Friedman, who is leading a closely watched software transparency effort at the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

NTIA’s recent work to create a Software Bill of Materials through a multistakeholder process is one attempt to understand how the different components that go into software are interconnected.

The initiative directed by Friedman is already showing promise...

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