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Aerospace
Our mission is to share the wonders of space with children of all ages and to foster affordable space travel opportunities for all people.
Big Data
Data in the world is doubling every 18 months and the power of Big Data is unlimited. What is Big Data, really? How is it defined? Click here to find out.
Cloud Computing
With the invention of “the cloud”, data is accessible virtually anywhere and changed the way we work. What is the power of the cloud? What's the future? Click here to find out.
Customs
All countries implement customs laws and regulations and for global tech companies it's important to know how to maneuver them. TechAmerica helps.
Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is one of the major topics in the technology industry and has become a focus at all levels of government.
Education
Ensuring American students receive high quality education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is critical to the growth of the U.S. technology industry. Here's what's happening.
Energy
Our industry is dependent on efficient and sustainable energy sources. Find out how.
Environment
For companies to thrive, it’s important to find the balance of environmentally-friendly practices and positive business outcomes. Click here to find out more.
Export Controls
In a global economy with goods and services constantly exchanged between countries, it’s important for TechAmerica members to remain up-to-date on current export regulations. That’s where we come in.
Health and Human Services
Technological advancements in health and human services is not only advancing the quality of service, but also positively impacting job creation. Click here to find out.
Homeland Security
Technology plays a key role in enabling America to protect itself from security threats. Click here to find out.
Identity Assurance
Let’s make sure we all are who we say we are. Click here to find out identity management protects individuals, businesses and public agencies.
Immigration
We support policies that enable access to the best and brightest talent from around the world. Click here to see where we stand.
Intellectual Property
Innovation and creativity are essential for economic growth, and it’s vital to protect those developing new technologies. Click here to find out.
Internet Governance
Protection of the internet is necessary, but regulations shouldn't impede on the sharing of ideas and online growth. Click here to find out more information.
National Security
Cyberspace needs protecting much like land, sea, air and space. Click here to find out TechAmerica works with the defense and intelligence community.
Privacy
Privacy is one of the hottest topics in tech. Get the latest developments here.
Procurement—State/Local
State and local governments; educational institutions, both K-12 and higher education, are increasingly using technology to better serve their citizens and to deliver services. We know the latest.
Procurement—Federal
The federal government is one of the largest purchasers of technology but navigating the system can be challenging. We can help.
Small Business
Tech startups drive the innovation economy, and we think business leaders and policymakers need to do everything they can to ensure their growth and success.
Supply Chain
Ensuring that the public sector supply chain remains secure and free from malicious products and services or inferior and counterfeit products is a top priority.
Tax
Fair and innovation-friendly tax policy is critical to a vibrant technology industry.
Telecom
More of us are communicating more often in more ways than ever before. Sound broadband policy is the key to that.
Trade
95% of the world’s consumers live outside the United States. Building stronger trade ties and ensuring open access to overseas markets is critical to tech.

U.S Technology Groups Applaud the Senate for Passing Trade Promotion Authority

WASHINGTON, – TechAmerica, the public advocacy department of CompTIA, and the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA), today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015. “We applaud the Senate’s bi-partisan action today in passing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA),” said Elizabeth Hyman, Executive Vice President,…

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TechAmerica Applauds the House Passage of the USA Freedom Act

WASHINGTON, – TechAmerica, the public advocacy department of CompTIA, today issued the following statement from Elizabeth Hyman, Executive Vice President, regarding the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the USA Freedom Act. “We are grateful the House pushed to pass this important legislation. With Section 215 of the Patriot Act set to expire on June…

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Developing Partnerships Key to Advancing Policy Efforts

This month, Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council discussed with us the importance of developing partnerships within the community and media to advance Wisconsin’s advocacy efforts and assist in the development, growth and success of technology-based businesses in Wisconsin. Q: I understand you have some unique state partnerships that have helped to advance…

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Update on Maine Cell Phone Labeling Bill

As expected, the Maine Joint Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications gave a divided report (not unanimous) on LD 883 during a work session on April 16.  The Committee voted 7-4 that LD 883 “ought not to pass.”  Both the Senate and House chairs voted for the majority report. The Committee’s majority “ought not to…

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DHS lets out its ‘inner MacGyver’ in move to agile IT development

The use of agile or dev/ops for IT software development is no longer just in the pilot stage at the Homeland Security Department: The Citizen and Immigration Services put out a major solicitation in April calling for the widespread use of agile develop…

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UN Report Warns Encryption Backdoors Violate Human Rights

Encryption is essential to protecting a variety of human rights, and nation-states should avoid all measures to weaken it, according to a report released today by the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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