The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently joined TagVault.org as a board member. This allows the DHS to be engaged with commercial providers such as Microsoft, IBM and Symantec to determine how TagVault.org can best support the wider software community in its efforts to evangelize SWID tags.
The reason the DHS joined the TagVault.org board is to ensure that all organizations in the software market have equal access to the various tools, technology and documentation created by TagVault.org as well as to drive interoperability between software publishers and tool providers around the SWID tagging standard. SWID tags are critical to cybersecurity automation efforts and as a board member, DHS has the ability to ensure that the implementation of SWID tags meets the mutually supportive goals of automation for both software licensing and cybersecurity requirements.
TagVault.org is a non-profit organization and publishes its bylaws for public access so organizations that may be interested in joining TagVault.org as either a regular member, or a board member can understand how the board, the program manager, the executive director and the members interact. For more information on the program and how to join, download the membership packet.