The long-running “Making Electronic Government Accountable by Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act of 2016”, otherwise known as ‘MEGABYTE Act of 2016’ has been made law by the House of Representatives of the United States of America.
The new law applies to all US Federal Agencies including Administrations for food, drugs, healthcare and children/families to name a few.
WHAT IS THE MEGABYTE ACT?
The act dictates that Chief Information Officers (CIOs) of US Federal Agencies must implement policies in order to govern and manage the use, procurement and contracting of software licenses. The Megabyte Act states that the following policies and procedures must be in place;