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House passes vulnerability disclosure oversight bill

January 15, 2018

Via: FCW

The House of Representatives passed a bill requiring the Department of Homeland Security to inform Congress about how it makes vulnerability disclosure decisions.

The bill, introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), seeks to provide Congress with more clarity surrounding the policies and processes used in the vulnerabilities equities process, the executive decision-making that determines whether to disclose a bug to software companies so it can be remediated or to retain it for use in secret espionage.

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