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Industry coalition urges lawmakers to drop SBOM procurement requirement from major defense bill

By Sara Friedman / November 23, 2022

A coalition of industry groups is urging congressional leaders to remove a provision in the Senate version of the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act that would direct the Defense Department to require a Software Bill of Materials from defense contractors.

“SBOMs are expected to help organizations reduce cyber risk, but they will need processes, tools, and standards to translate SBOMs into improved cybersecurity outcomes. Governments, industry, and other stakeholders are already working to develop these processes, tools, and standards...

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