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DOC/ADMIN RIN: 0605-AA62 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: ●Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain; Connected Software Applications 

To implement Executive Order 14034, Protecting Americans’ Sensitive Data from Foreign Adversaries (EO 14034), the Department of Commerce is proposing to amend its Interim Final Rule on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain (Supply Chain IFR), that was published on January 19, 2021.  Specifically, this proposed rule would update the Supply Chain IFR to clarify that the term information and communications technology and services (ICTS) includes connected software applications. This update also would add the term connected software applications to the definition section of the Supply Chain IFR, as well as to the definition of ICTS and ICTS Transaction.  Additionally, this proposed rule would make other conforming changes to the Supply Chain IFR to explicitly state that ICTS Transactions include transactions that involve connected software applications.


Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 15 CFR 7   
Legal Authority: E.O. 14034   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Joseph Bartels
Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20230
Phone:202 482-1595