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White House Enlists Software Industry to Improve Open-Source Security

Jake Sullivan
Jake SullivanPhotographer: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Bloomberg

White House officials are asking major software companies and developers to work with them to improve the security of open-source software, according to an administration official.

The invitation follows the disclosure of a vulnerability in popular open-source Apache software that cybersecurity officials have described as one of the most serious in recent memory.