On September 14, 2022, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) issued a memorandum to the heads of executive branch departments and agencies addressing the enhancement of security of the federal software supply chain. The memorandum applies to all software (other than agency-developed software) developed or experiencing major version changes to be operated “on the agency’s information systems or otherwise affecting the agency’s information,” and requires new self-attestations from software vendors before that software can be used by agencies.
Emma Merrill is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office. She advises clients on a broad range of issues related to government contracting, including both regulatory and transactional matters. She maintains an active pro bono practice.