Multistakeholder Process on Promoting Software Component Transparency, 55000-55001 [2020-19489]

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The approved final Phase 2 report will be delivered to MAFAC for its consideration after the conclusion of this meeting. Time and Date The meeting is scheduled for September 23, 2020, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., PT by conference call and webinar. Access information for the public will be posted by September 16, 2020 at https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/event/ columbia-basin-partnership-task-forcemeeting-8. Dated: August 31, 2020. Jennifer L. Lukens, Federal Program Officer, Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–19479 Filed 9–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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 October 22, 2020. DATES: The meeting will be held on October 22, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Background: This NTIA cybersecurity multistakeholder process focuses on promoting software component transparency.1 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. The first meeting of this multistakeholder process was held on July 19, 2018, in Washington, DC.2 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: 1 NTIA serves as the President’s principal adviser on telecommunications and information policies. See 47 U.S.C. 902(b)(2)(D). 2 Notes, presentations, and a video recording of the July 19, 2018 kickoff meeting are available at: https://www.ntia.doc.gov/SoftwareTransparency. E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 172 / Thursday, September 3, 2020 / Notices https://www.ntia.doc.gov/SBOM. The main objectives of the October 22, 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 October 22, 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. 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: August 31, 2020. Kathy Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–19489 Filed 9–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Notice of Waivers Granted Under Section 3511 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, we announce waivers that the U.S. Department of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Sep 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 Education (Department) granted, within the last 30 days, under the CARES Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hugh Reid, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 11114, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 245–7491. Email: Hugh.Reid@ ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. 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On April 17, 2020, the Secretary delegated to the Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education (Assistant Secretary), for programs over which the Assistant Secretary has administrative authority, the authority to grant waivers under section 3511 of the CARES Act. On May 15, 2020, the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) published a notice in the Federal Register (85 FR 29440) announcing 41 waivers that were granted to SEAs. Twenty-eight of those waivers were for State grants authorized by Title I of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins), and 13 of those waivers were for State grants authorized by Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (i.e., the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA)). On June 15, 2020, OCTAE published a notice in the Federal Register (85 FR 36195) announcing six waivers that were granted to SEAs. Three of those waivers were for State grants authorized by Title I of Perkins, and the remaining three waivers were for State grants authorized by Title II of WIOA (AEFLA). PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55001 On August 6, 2020, OCTAE published a notice in the Federal Register (85 FR 47774) announcing two waivers that were granted to SEAs. One of those waivers was for a State grant authorized by Title I of Perkins, and the other waiver was for a State grant authorized by Title II of WIOA (AEFLA). In the last 30 days, OCTAE granted two waivers to SEAs. Waiver Data Extensions of the Obligation Period Two waivers were granted to SEAs for State grants authorized by Title II of WIOA (AEFLA). Provision waived: Tydings Amendment, section 421(b) of GEPA (20 U.S.C. 1225(b)).1 Reasons: These waivers were granted under section 421(b) of GEPA to extend the period of availability of FY 2018 funds until September 30, 2021, pursuant to the 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act (GEPA section 421(b) waivers). It is not possible to obligate funds on a timely basis, as originally planned, due to extensive school and program disruptions in the States. These disruptions are in response to extraordinary circumstances for which a national emergency related to the COVID–19 pandemic has been duly declared by the President of the United States under section 501(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5207, and will protect the health and safety of students, staff, and our communities. Waiver Applicants: The SEA GEPA section 421(b) waiver applicants provided assurance that the SEA will: (1) Use, and ensure that its subgrantees will use, funds under the respective programs in accordance with the provisions of all applicable statutes, regulations, program plans, and applications not subject to these waivers; (2) work to mitigate, and ensure that its subgrantees will work to mitigate, any negative effects that may occur as a result of the requested waiver; and (3) provide the public and all subgrantees in the State with notice of, and the opportunity to comment on, this request by posting information regarding the waiver request and the 1 Section 3511(b) of the CARES Act only authorizes the Secretary to grant waivers requested by SEAs of the Tydings Amendment, section 421(b) of GEPA, to extend the period of availability of State formula grant funds authorized by Perkins and AEFLA. 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[FR Doc No: 2020-19489]


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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 October 22, 2020.

DATES: The meeting will be held on October 22, 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 NTIA cybersecurity multistakeholder process 
focuses on promoting software component transparency.\1\ 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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    \1\ NTIA serves as the President's principal adviser on 
telecommunications and information policies. See 47 U.S.C. 
902(b)(2)(D).
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    The first meeting of this multistakeholder process was held on July 
19, 2018, in Washington, DC.\2\ 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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    \2\ 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:

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https://www.ntia.doc.gov/SBOM. The main objectives of the October 22, 
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 October 
22, 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: August 31, 2020.
Kathy Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-19489 Filed 9-2-20; 8:45 am]
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