Workshop and CfP on Standards and Guidelines to Enhance Software Supply Chain Security

2 Jun 2021 - 3 Jun 2021


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a virtual workshop on June 2 and 3, 2021 to enhance the security of the software supply chain and to fulfill the President’s Executive Order on Improving the Cybersecurity of the Federal Government (14028).

The goals of the workshop are to:  

  • share NIST’s plans to develop software-related standards and guidelines called for by the Executive order, and 
  • receive and discuss information and ideas about the approach and content that NIST should consider in developing those standards and guidelines. 

The event focuses on assignments designated by Section 4 of the Executive Order which directs the Secretary of Commerce, through NIST, to consult with federal agencies, the private sector, academia, and other stakeholders in identifying standards, tools, best practices, and other guidelines to enhance software supply chain security. The workshop agenda will be based on submissions to NIST by the private, public, and non-profit sectors in the form of two-page position papers. The deadline for position papers is 26 May.

For further information, please see the official webpage.