MAR 29, 2017 | US
BSA Praises Reintroduction of OPEN Government Data Act, Urges Swift Passage
WASHINGTON – March 30, 2017 – BSA | The Software Alliance expressed its strong support for the reintroduction of the Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act today in the House and Senate. The bipartisan legislation would make non-sensitive government data more open, available, and usable for the public. Open data increases government transparency and improves government management through better analysis. It also allows entrepreneurs to leverage that data to create new value-added services, propelling job creation and economic growth. Ninety percent of business leaders cite data innovation as one of their key resources and a key differentiator for businesses, on par with basic resources like land, labor, and capital. Today, BSA sent letters to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform urging them to take up the bill at the earliest opportunity. BSA looks forward to working with the bill’s sponsors, Sens. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX), to pass it quickly this year.
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。