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May 18, 2022

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Software Bill of Materials guidance from NIST details federal procurement considerations

By Sara Friedman / May 9, 2022

New guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology urges “federal acquirers” to continue using the agency’s flagship cybersecurity supply chain risk management publication while integrating a Software Bill of Materials into their procurement processes.

The inclusion of SBOM in the 2021 cyber executive order has generated a lot of interest within government and in the private sector, but NIST warns that “SBOM capabilities are currently nascent for federal acquirers,” emphasizing a point made in the SBOM minimum...

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