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New Software Vendor Standards Coming Within Weeks, CISA Head Says

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The U.S. government is just weeks from announcing new security standards for its Information Technology vendors.

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The government is just weeks out from establishing new security standards for providers of its IT, according to Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Acting Director Brandon Wales. 

"There's just a lot more that we can do and I think in the coming weeks, you will see the government roll out some of its initiatives in this area," Wales said at an event Tuesday hosted by the public-private Cyber Initiatives Group.

The Biden administration's approach to supply chain security is eagerly awaited as major tech companies bemoan what they say was an overly broad effort by former President Donald Trump to limit the import of information and communications technology from "foreign adversaries." The rule leaves the meaning of that term, and the ultimate decision on whether a given import should be allowed, up to the Commerce Secretary.


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