Multistakeholder Process on Promoting Software Component Transparency, 36837-36838 [2020-13161]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 118 / Thursday, June 18, 2020 / Notices Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: June 10, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–13159 Filed 6–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA235] Marine Mammals; File No. 23779 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Allyson Hindle, Ph.D., University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 S Maryland Parkway, MS 4004, Las Vegas, NV 89154, has applied in due form for a permit to receive, import, and export parts from marine mammals for scientific research purposes. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before July 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427– 8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. 23779 in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Shasta McClenahan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Jun 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222 through 226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). The applicant proposes to receive, import, and export marine mammal parts for comparative research on the physiology and other biological aspects of marine mammals. Unlimited samples from up to 100 individual cetaceans and 100 individual pinnipeds (excluding walrus) are requested to be received, imported, or exported annually. These samples may be received from U.S. based research, legal subsistence hunts, incidental fisheries takes, or during routine husbandry/health assessments of curated animals. Samples may also be imported from international collaborators that were originally collected as research samples, curated animals, animal killed during subsistence hunts, animals killed incidental to fishery operations, or dead stranded animals. No live animal takes are requested. The applicant has requested a 5-year permit. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: June 11, 2020. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–13105 Filed 6–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36837 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Multistakeholder Process on Promoting Software Component Transparency National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a virtual meeting of a multistakeholder process on promoting software component transparency on July 9, 2020. DATES: The meeting will be held on July 9, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually, with online slide share and dial-in information to be posted at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/ SoftwareTransparency. 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.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs: (202) 482–7002; email: press@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background This National Telecommunications and Information Administration cybersecurity multistakeholder process focuses on promoting software component transparency. Most modern software is not written completely from scratch, but includes existing components, modules, and libraries from the open source and commercial software world. Modern development practices such as code reuse, and a dynamic IT marketplace with acquisitions and mergers, make it challenging to track the use of software components. The Internet of Things compounds this phenomenon, as new organizations, enterprises, and innovators take on the role of software developer to add ‘‘smart’’ features or connectivity to their products. While the majority of libraries and components do not have known vulnerabilities, many do, and the sheer quantity of software means that some software products ship with vulnerable or out-ofdate components. E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 36838 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 118 / Thursday, June 18, 2020 / Notices The first meeting of this multistakeholder process was held on July 19, 2018, in Washington, DC.1 Stakeholders presented multiple perspectives, and identified several inter-related work streams: Understanding the Problem, Use Cases and State of Practice, Standards and Formats, and Healthcare Proof of Concept. Since then, stakeholders have been discussing key issues and developing products such as guidance documents. NTIA acts as the convener, but stakeholders drive the outcomes. Success of the process will be evaluated by the extent to which broader findings on software component transparency are implemented across the ecosystem. The first set of stakeholder-drafted documents on Software Bills of Materials was published by NTIA in November 2019. Those documents, and subsequent consensus-approved drafts from the community are available at: https://www.ntia.doc.gov/SBOM. The main objectives of the July 9, 2020, meeting are to share progress from the working groups; to give feedback on the ongoing work around technical challenges, tooling, demonstrations, and awareness and adoption; and to continue discussions around potential guidance or playbook documents. More information about stakeholders’ work is available at: https://www.ntia.doc.gov/ SoftwareTransparency. Time and Date: NTIA will convene the next meeting of the multistakeholder process on Software Component Transparency on July 9, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The exact time of the meeting is subject to change. Please refer to NTIA’s website, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/ SoftwareTransparency, for the most current information. Place: The meeting will be held virtually, with online slide share and dial-in information to be posted at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/ SoftwareTransparency. Please refer to NTIA’s website, https:// www.ntia.doc.gov/ SoftwareTransparency, for the most current information. Other Information: The meeting is open to the public and the press on a first-come, first-served basis. The virtual meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for real-time captioning or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Allan Friedman at (202) 482–4281 or afriedman@ntia.doc.gov at least seven (7) business days prior to the meeting. 1 Notes, presentations, and a video recording of the July 19, 2018, kickoff meeting are available at: https://www.ntia.doc.gov/SoftwareTransparency. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Jun 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 Access details for the meeting are subject to change. Please refer to NTIA’s website, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/ SoftwareTransparency, for the most current information. Dated: June 15, 2020. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–13161 Filed 6–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION CPSC Webinar on Improvements to SaferProducts.gov Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) will hold a public webinar to receive information from interested parties about changes to the CPSC’s Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database, www.SaferProducts.gov, that are in development to improve the website’s usefulness and navigability. All attendees should pre-register for the Webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. DATES: The webinar will begin at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on July 1, 2020. ADDRESSES: To pre-register for the Webinar, please visit https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 3647078277660038412 and fill in the information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alberta E. Mills, Division of the Secretariat, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; email: cpsc-os@cpsc.gov; telephone: (301) 504– 7479. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background Section 212 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) added section 6A to the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), which requires the CPSC to establish and maintain a publicly available, searchable database on the safety of consumer products and other products or substances regulated by the CPSC. 15 U.S.C. 2055a(a). The CPSIA includes specific content, procedural, and search requirements for the database. Id. at 2055a(b) and (c). In 2010, the PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission issued regulations regarding the database in 16 CFR part 1102, and in 2011, Congress added additional requirements to the database provisions, which were adopted in part 1102. 75 FR 76832 (Dec. 9, 2010); Sec. 7, Public Law 112–28, 125 Stat. 273 (amending 15 U.S.C. 2055a(c)). To comply with these requirements, CPSC created the website, www.SaferProducts.gov. The website allows consumers and others to submit reports of harm relating to the use of consumer products, and other products or substances the Commission regulates; allows businesses to comment on such reports; and allows users to search the database for product recalls and reports of harm that are published on www.SaferProducts.gov. On March 6, 2019, the CPSC held a public hearing to receive information from interested parties about possible changes to the database to improve the website’s usefulness and ease of use. Based, in part, on input from the public hearing, the CPSC will hold a public webinar to show the changes to the website that are in development. These changes seek to improve usability and navigability on the website; make the website more mobile friendly with other devices, including smartphones and tablets; and improve cross-browser compatibility. Participants who register for the webinar will have an opportunity to see these changes and provide feedback to the CPSC through a moderated discussion. II. The Webinar A. Topics for Discussion The Commission would like to hear from webinar participants on the utility, usability, and function of the improvements to the www.saferproducts.gov website presented during the webinar. The goal of the webinar is to hear from the public its views on these changes and the impact the changes will have on the website’s utility and usability, among other issues. B. How To Attend and/or Provide Comments If you would like to participate in the webinar, please register at https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 3647078277660038412. The webinar will be held online on July 1, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. Online participant viewers will be able to interact with the presenters through the webinar software. The webinar software allows for communicating with the presenters orally and in written format. CPSC staff will take questions and E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 118 (Thursday, June 18, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36837-36838]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13161]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Multistakeholder Process on Promoting Software Component 
Transparency

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) will convene a virtual meeting of a multistakeholder process on 
promoting software component transparency on July 9, 2020.

DATES: The meeting will be held on July 9, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 
4:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually, with online slide share 
and dial-in information to be posted at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/SoftwareTransparency.

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: [email protected]. Please direct 
media inquiries to NTIA's Office of Public Affairs: (202) 482-7002; 
email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    This National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
cybersecurity multistakeholder process focuses on promoting software 
component transparency. Most modern software is not written completely 
from scratch, but includes existing components, modules, and libraries 
from the open source and commercial software world. Modern development 
practices such as code reuse, and a dynamic IT marketplace with 
acquisitions and mergers, make it challenging to track the use of 
software components. The Internet of Things compounds this phenomenon, 
as new organizations, enterprises, and innovators take on the role of 
software developer to add ``smart'' features or connectivity to their 
products. While the majority of libraries and components do not have 
known vulnerabilities, many do, and the sheer quantity of software 
means that some software products ship with vulnerable or out-of-date 
components.

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    The first meeting of this multistakeholder process was held on July 
19, 2018, in Washington, DC.\1\ Stakeholders presented multiple 
perspectives, and identified several inter-related work streams: 
Understanding the Problem, Use Cases and State of Practice, Standards 
and Formats, and Healthcare Proof of Concept. Since then, stakeholders 
have been discussing key issues and developing products such as 
guidance documents. NTIA acts as the convener, but stakeholders drive 
the outcomes. Success of the process will be evaluated by the extent to 
which broader findings on software component transparency are 
implemented across the ecosystem.
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    \1\ Notes, presentations, and a video recording of the July 19, 
2018, kickoff meeting are available at: https://www.ntia.doc.gov/SoftwareTransparency.
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    The first set of stakeholder-drafted documents on Software Bills of 
Materials was published by NTIA in November 2019. Those documents, and 
subsequent consensus-approved drafts from the community are available 
at: https://www.ntia.doc.gov/SBOM. The main objectives of the July 9, 
2020, meeting are to share progress from the working groups; to give 
feedback on the ongoing work around technical challenges, tooling, 
demonstrations, and awareness and adoption; and to continue discussions 
around potential guidance or playbook documents. More information about 
stakeholders' work is available at: https://www.ntia.doc.gov/SoftwareTransparency.
    Time and Date: NTIA will convene the next meeting of the 
multistakeholder process on Software Component Transparency on July 9, 
2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The exact time of the 
meeting is subject to change. Please refer to NTIA's website, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/SoftwareTransparency, for the most current 
information.
    Place: The meeting will be held virtually, with online slide share 
and dial-in information to be posted at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/SoftwareTransparency. Please refer to NTIA's website, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/SoftwareTransparency, for the most current 
information.
    Other Information: The meeting is open to the public and the press 
on a first-come, first-served basis.
    The virtual meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for real-time captioning or other auxiliary aids should be 
directed to Allan Friedman at (202) 482-4281 or [email protected] 
at least seven (7) business days prior to the meeting. Access details 
for the meeting are subject to change. Please refer to NTIA's website, 
https://www.ntia.doc.gov/SoftwareTransparency, for the most current 
information.

    Dated: June 15, 2020.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-13161 Filed 6-17-20; 8:45 am]
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