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How to buy software with assurance and integrity

July 22, 2010 — This week, Federal Security Spotlight checks in with Rich Marshall, the director of global cyber security management at the Department of Homeland Security.

He has a long history in the cyber field. Among his earlier jobs: Senior information assurance representative, office of legislative affairs at the National Security Agency.

He focuses on the supply chain for software, and equipment that has software embedded.

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In this interview, he gives advice to federal buyers who want to make sure that the software they buy is characterized by assurance and integrity — and he defines those terms in detail.