Federal Manager's Daily Report

The Senate has passed S-2201, aimed at helping protect against cybersecurity threats and other technological supply chain security vulnerabilities that arise when the federal government purchases services, equipment or products.

The measure would create a standardized training program to help federal employees responsible for purchasing services and equipment identify whether those products could compromise the federal government’s information security.

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It further would order the GSA to create a supply chain security training program for federal officials with supply chain risk management responsibilities and require OMB to develop guidance for federal agencies to adopt and use the training program and how to select officials to participate in the training.

The Senate also has approved S-2520, to encourage federal cybersecurity experts to share with states and localities information regarding cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and breaches, as well as resources to prevent and recover from cyber-attacks.

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