Wednesday, October 20, 2021

HR 4611 Passed in House - Software Supply Chain Risk Management

This afternoon the House voted on HR 4611, the DHS Software Supply Chain Risk Management Act of 2021. The bill passed by a near unanimous vote of 412 to 2. The bill was initially considered under the suspension of the rules process on September 29th, 2021. At the end of the debate a recorded vote was demanded by Rep Posey (R,FL).

The bill would require DHS to develop guidance for new contracts for covered information and communications technology or services for the inclusion of a planned bill of materials and a certification that each item listed in the BOM is free from all known security vulnerabilities or defects.

The bill now goes to the Senate where, if it is to be considered as a standalone bill, it will have to be considered under the unanimous consent process.

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