The White House announced on Dec. 21 that President Trump signed into law H.R. 7327, which aims to reduce Federal government supply chain threats, and also would establish a bug bounty program and vulnerability disclosure policy at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). On the supply chain front, the bill would establish a Federal Acquisition Security Council and provide executive agencies with authorities relating to mitigating supply chain risks in the procurement of information technology. The council would include members from DHS, the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of Management and Budget, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The council would be tasked with establishing criteria for determining what types of products pose supply chain security risks to the Federal government.

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