Computer & Communication Industry Association
PublishedJune 12, 2024

Tech Associations’ letter to House Homeland Security Committee on Government Competition, Security for Software Contracts

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association and the Software & Information Industry Association penned a letter signed by three other associations ahead of a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on the cybersecurity risks, which compromised a substantial number of government agency servers. Microsoft’s Vice Chairman and President Brad Smith is expected to answer questions about Microsoft security incidents.

The SIIA/CCIA letter pointed to the serious cybersecurity risk to  public-sector organizations  “stemming from the use of the same vendor for operating systems, email, office software, and security tooling.” As the letter makes clear,

“to improve the security and resiliency of the United States, the federal government must take steps to increase vendor diversity and ensure products with poor security are no longer acceptable within federal government networks.”