Legislation surrounding tax, trade, cybersecurity, broadband, privacy, new technology, and workforce development is always changing. Register today and participate in panel discussions with Capitol Hill staff and think tanks.
HOW DOES PUBLIC POLICY AFFECT THE IT INDUSTRY?
Just like you don’t vote in an election without doing your homework, members of Congress need to hear from you to do their job better. By sharing your company’s story, highlighting both the successes and obstacles, you can make an impact in Washington, D.C. That impact may result in changes to existing legislation, the creation of new legislation and/or the creation of a Congressional Caucus focused on a specific issue.
SHOULD INTERNET ACCESS BE TAXED?
No. We believe that access to the Internet should remain unburdened by taxes. Allowing state and local jurisdictions to tax Internet access would lead to a complicated patchwork of federal, state and local taxes that would restrict access to this essential service.
LET’S TALK ABOUT IMMIGRATION REFORM.
What’s our interest in immigration reform? Well, it’s about remaining competitive in the global marketplace. We believe the U.S. must revise its immigration policies, allowing students and other high-skilled professionals to stay in the country – to help fill the IT skills gap and grow your business, all while stimulating our national economy and building a domestic pipeline of talent.
LET’S TALK ABOUT CYBERSECURITY.
With recent high-profile data breaches all over the news, cybersecurity is a hot button issue. And, this is where our industry can help! We advocate for the development of a national cybersecurity strategy that utilizes best practices and promotes voluntary adoption. The key is improving upon and adding to the existing frameworks and partnerships that already exist between industry and government.
Join CompTIA, the California Technology Council, and partner organizations from across the United States for the annual CompTIA DC Fly-In, February 9th and 10th. For more information and to register, please visit CompTIA here.