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September 22, 2020

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House passes bill calling for NIST-OMB security standards on IoT devices used by federal agencies

September 15, 2020 |
Charlie Mitchell

The House has passed an Internet of Things bill directing NIST and the Office of Management and Budget to set security standards for devices connected to federal networks, which supporters say will leverage the U.S. government’s purchasing power to drive up security across the IoT ecosystem.

H.R. 1668, the IoT Cyber Improvement Act by Reps. Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Will Hurd (R-TX), cleared the House Monday. The legislation was originally drafted by Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and his bill,...

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