NOV 08, 2016 | US
BSA | The Software Alliance Calls for a Focus on Tech Policy in 2017
WASHINGTON – November 9, 2016 – BSA | The Software Alliance calls upon President-Elect Donald Trump and members of the 115th Congress to advance the software industry’s key policy initiatives.
The next Administration and Congress have an excellent opportunity to come together on policies that will shape the software industry’s future for years to come.
These priorities include ensuring the free movement of data across international borders; reducing barriers to digital trade; enhancing data privacy and security; promoting intellectual property protections that support research and development; and advancing STEM education programs to help fill jobs across the industry.
These policies will foster the growth of emerging technologies powered by software, from cloud computing services and artificial intelligence to the application economy, blockchain technologies, 3-D printing, and data analytics. A number of these issues feature prominently in the Republican Platform and have already gained bipartisan support in Congress.
The success of the tech industry is critical to the US economy. A recent report from BSA shows the software industry contributes more than $1 trillion to the US GDP, nearly 10 million jobs, and $52 billion in R&D, with significant impact in each of the 50 states.
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。