January 18, 2021
White House crafts bill to create IT acquisition security council, DHS-led board to assess need for bans
The White House has submitted a legislative proposal to Congress on supply-chain cybersecurity, which lawmakers in the House and Senate are already planning to address through multiple bills.
The Federal Information Technology Supply Chain Risk Management Improvement Act of 2018 would create an inter-agency “Federal Information Technology Acquisition Security Council” to be chaired by the Office of Management and Budget, which would issue policy direction across the government. It also calls for a “Critical Information Technology Supply Chain Risk...