JUN 27, 2016 | US
BSA | The Software Alliance Welcomes Clinton Tech Agenda
BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes the release of Secretary Clinton’s “Initiative on Technology Innovation,” a platform that recognizes that 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. The US is the global leader in software and we must continue to invest in our technology infrastructure to remain so.
In May, BSA | The Software Alliance joined more than a dozen technology trade associations in developing the first-ever Technology Sector Presidential Platform, designed to urge the 2016 presidential candidates to consider issues and implement policies that harness the power of technology, create jobs, grow the economy, foster innovation and continue to improve the lives of all Americans. Secretary Clinton’s tech agenda highlights many of the issues we raised in our letter. In particular, we are pleased to see that Clinton’s tech agenda supports the free movement of data across borders, including through the EU-US Privacy Shield. STEM and computer science education is another highlight of the Clinton tech agenda. Our industry has more jobs than it can fill, and educating the next generation of coders will help ensure that the US can produce enough tech talent to fill those jobs.
Many tech issues have bipartisan support. We look forward to the release of the Republican tech agenda and we are hopeful that it will contain similar measures to help support technology innovation and enterprise.
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。