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Internet Policy Task Force

IPTF MembersThe Commerce Department Office of the Secretary, leveraging the expertise of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”), the Patent and Trademark Office ("PTO"), the National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST), and the International Trade Administration (“ITA”), has created an Internet Policy Task Force to conduct a comprehensive review of the nexus between privacy policy, copyright, global free flow of information, cybersecurity, and innovation in the Internet economy.

Recognizing the vital importance of the Internet to U.S. innovation, prosperity, education and political and cultural life, the Commerce Department has made it a top priority to ensure that the Internet remains open for innovation.  The newly created Internet Policy Task Force will identify leading public policy and operational challenges in the Internet environment.  The Task Force leverages expertise across many bureaus, including those responsible for domestic and international information and communications technology policy, international trade, cyber security standards and best practices, intellectual property, business advocacy and export control.

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Notice of 07/09/2020 Multistakeholder Process on Promoting Software Component Transparency Meeting

June 16, 2020

NTIA) will convene a virtual meeting of a multistakeholder process on promoting software component transparency on July 9, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The meeting will be held virtually, with online slide share and dial-in information to be posted at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/SoftwareTransparency.

Stakeholders Prepare for Further Work on Software Transparency in 2020

December 19, 2019

Participants in NTIA’s software security multistakeholder effort made significant progress this year, publishing the first set of community-drafted documents to offer guidance around the practice of a software bill of materials (SBOM). The SBOM functions as a “list of ingredients” for software that can help organizations keep track of the underlying components that make up almost all software today.

We are excited that the broader community is already using these resources, and we’re looking forward to refining the concept at the technical level. During the most recent meeting in November, the community agreed to continue their work in 2020, with a focus on making transparency an easy-to-use feature of the software marketplace.

Moving forward, in four parallel work streams, stakeholders plan to:

Remarks of Acting Assistant Secretary Rinaldo at CSDE Forum

Remarks of Diane Rinaldo
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information​
Council to Secure the Digital Economy​ (CSDE) Forum
Washington, D.C.
November 21, 2019

-- As Prepared for Delivery --

Thank you, Jonathan. It’s a pleasure to be here. I also want to thank Robert Mayer, USTelecom staff, and all of the members of CSDE for making today possible.

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