JUL 31, 2018 | US
BSA Welcomes Procurement Practices and Workforce Training in National Defense Authorization
WASHINGTON – August 1, 2018 – BSA | The Software Alliance praises the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today. The bill includes provisions on several issues important to the software industry, including limiting lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) contracting for IT and cybersecurity services. This language will ensure the US Government can procure technology that is equipped with the strongest available cyber defenses, rather than the cheapest, greatly strengthening our protections against malicious cyberattacks. BSA sent a letter to the House and Senate Committees on Armed Services urging the inclusion of this provision in the NDAA.
BSA is also pleased to see sections on workforce development aimed at helping military personnel and their spouses transition into new careers through professional credentials and apprenticeship programs. The software industry has more jobs than it can fill. By 2020, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be 1.4 million computing jobs but just 400,000 computer science graduates with the skills to apply. The military has a highly skilled, dedicated workforce that, with the right training, has tremendous potential to help meet this growing demand.
We look forward to working with Congress and the Administration to finalize this bill into law.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。