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December 7, 2021

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House lawmakers eye federal procurement changes in response to SolarWinds hack

By Sara Friedman / March 1, 2021

Eliminating barriers to public-private information sharing by revising government procurement rules emerged as a potential federal response to the SolarWinds hack, during a joint hearing Friday by the House homeland security and oversight committees.

Changes to federal procurement regulations and contract requirements was a point of agreement among committee leaders and company executives from SolarWinds, Microsoft and FireEye, as part of discussions about how to prevent future attacks.

“Our Committee plans to focus on federal procurement -- the government pays...


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