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Notice and Request for Comments on Software Bill of Materials Elements and Considerations

Date: 
June 02, 2021

The Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity directs the Department of Commerce, in coordination with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), to publish the minimum elements for a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM).  Through this Notice, following from the Executive Order, NTIA is requesting comments on the minimum elements for an SBOM, and what other factors should be considered in the request, production, distribution, and consumption of SBOMs.  

Comments are due on or before June 17, 2021.

Written comments may be submitted on this document identified by NTIA-2021-0001 through www.regulations.gov or by email to SBOM_RFC@ntia.gov.  Written comments also may be submitted by mail to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4725, Attn: Evelyn L. Remaley, Acting NTIA Administrator, Washington, DC 20230.  For more detailed instructions about submitting comments, see the ‘‘Instructions for Commenters’’ section at the end of this Notice. 

For further information contact Allan Friedman, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4725, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4281; email: afriedman@ntia.gov.  Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs: (202) 482-7002; email: press@ntia.gov.