Proposed Legislation Takes Aim at Supply Chain Threats

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A pair of senators have introduced new legislation to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the federal IT procurement and lifecycle process in an effort to slash the risk of adversaries exploiting supply chains.

The Supply Chain Counterintelligence Training Act would set up a counterintelligence training program for officials tasked with supply chain risk management to make sure they can identify and counter threats that emerge during government procurement.

The program would be a collaboration between the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration.

The bill would also require agencies to loop in Congress on the program’s implementation.

Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Gary Peters, D-Mich. introduced the bill May 10.

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