Bill to Secure Federal Government’s Connected Devices Heads to the President’s Desk

NextGov: A bill that will bar federal agencies from purchasing certain devices that make up the internet of things unless they adhere to security guidelines issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology has cleared Congress.

Cybersecurity professionals, including a senior former official, cheered unanimous passage of the bill—H.R. 1668, which the House passed in September—through the Senate Tuesday evening as it now heads to the president’s desk for a signature.

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