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Usa, new bill to address the “supply-chain” cyber and ICT threats

Usa, New Bill To Address The “supply-chain” Cyber And ICT Threats

The US Senators , James Lankford (R-OK) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) proposed the FASCSA to address the issues with software and IT services provided to the US government and its agencies

It’s called “Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act” (FASCSA) the new bill that should address the “supply-chain” cyber and ICT threats against the USA. It has been proposed by two Usenators, James Lankford (R-OK) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), to address the issues with software and IT services provided to the US government and its agencies. The aims is to create a special council — the Federal Acquisition Security Council (FASC) — that will review software and services together US intelligence agencies and it will draft policies and recommendations to prevent the US government from using software from contractors with ties to other governments. This issue is very much felt in the United States and worldwide after the Kaspersky and ZTE affairs, following the ban for the federal agencies to install software of the two companies, despite they denied in many occasions to have link with foreign intelligences.

The new Federal Acquisition Security Council will help the US government shed some of its suspicious IT suppliers, as well as to avoid signing new contracts, increasing federal and national cyber security against foreign cybernetic espionage and cyber warfare

The new FASCSA wants the Federal Acquisition Security Council will be tasked with determining the current supply-chain threats and to help the US government shed some of its suspicious IT suppliers, as well as to avoid signing new contracts. These measures should increase the federal and national cyber security against foreign cybernetic espionage and cyber warfare. The Council will have to work together with the US public and private intelligence, as well as cyber-security communities. According to FASCSA’s text, will have a seat on the Council the Office of Management and Budget, he General Services Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Defense, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and other executive agencies as determined by the Chairperson of the FASC.

The FASCSA bill

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