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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.

Persistent Talent Shortage May Hinder Hiring Plans of Technology Companies, New TECNA Survey Reveals

Survey of 1,500-plus executives offers national, regional views on business conditions, investment plans and policy concerns Downers Grove, Ill., December 8, 2014 – Technology companies across the country say they intend to hire new staff over the next 12 months, but those plans may be sidetracked by a continuing shortage of qualified tech talent, according…

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TechAmerica Supports Addition of FITARA to Defense Bill

Washington, D.C., December 5, 2014 – “TechAmerica supports the limited version of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) that is attached to the FY’15 Defense Authorization Act,” stated Elizabeth Hyman, executive vice president, TechAmerica, powered by CompTIA, today. “We believe that this is an important first step toward increasing the participation of IT…

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Tax Extenders are … Extended for 2014, Only

Yesterday, the Senate passed tax extenders legislation by a vote of 76-16.  This Senate action follows the House, which easily passed the bill last week by a vote of 378 – 46.  This legislation now goes to the President, who is expected to sign.  It is important to note that this is only a short-term retroactive…

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Internet Tax Freedom Act Extended

A sigh of relief is appropriate since Congress has agreed to temporarily push back the expiration date of the popular Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA). Under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 the ban would now expire on November 1, 2015. Of course, this legislation must be signed into law, but it appears…

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Hackers’ threats prompt Sony Pictures to shelve Christmas release of ‘The Interview’

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Wednesday canceled the Christmas Day release of “The Interview,” bowing to threats of a wide-scale attack from hackers who U.S. intelligence officials have concluded were working for North Korea. Related:State-sponsored o…

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Unicorn Hunting Is Not The Only Way To Make Money In Venture Capital

The U.S. venture industry has been fascinated by “Unicorns” (companies with a $1 billion exit or private valuation) in recent years — but, to a surprising extent, Unicorns don’t drive outsize returns for the funds that made the investment.

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