Washington, DC (March 3, 2011) – In a letter to Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt and NIST Director Patrick Gallagher today, TechAmerica and a group of technology trade associations and technology companies wrote that the industry is “eagerly awaiting” the final National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace and is committed to private sector leadership over efforts to address the challenges currently associated with online identity.
“The industry recognizes a clear and pressing need for strong, trusted identities online as part of a larger effort to support continued robust growth in online transactions and communications, enhance cybersecurity and protect personal privacy,” the authors wrote. “As the Administration has recognized, this goal will be achieved only with robust private-sector involvement in finalizing the strategy and with industry’s leadership in its implementation.”
The Business Software Alliance and the Information Technology Industry Council joined TechAmerica in writing the letter.
A complete copy of the letter is available via the following link: http://bit.ly/h7cmKP
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TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry – the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,200 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry’s largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members’ top and bottom lines. TechAmerica is also the technology industry’s only grassroots-to-global advocacy network, with offices in state capitals around the United States, Washington, D.C., Europe (Brussels) and Asia (Beijing).It was formed by the merger of AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association), the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA).Learn more about TechAmerica at www.techamerica.org.