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October 3, 2022

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Senate Homeland Security leaders introduce open source software bill directing CISA to evaluate risks

By Sara Friedman / September 22, 2022

Senate Homeland Security Chairman Gary Peters (D-MI) and ranking member Rob Portman (R-OH) have introduced legislation tasking the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency with an expanded role in securing open source software through the creation of a risk framework that can be used by government and critical infrastructure.

“The Securing Open Source Software Act would direct CISA to develop a risk framework to evaluate how open source code is used by the federal government. CISA would also evaluate how the...

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