MAY 13, 2020 | US
BSA Urges Congress to Support Economic Recovery Initiatives in COVID-19 Relief Legislation
WASHINGTON – May 13, 2020 – BSA | The Software Alliance today sent a letter to Congress outlining the software industry’s priorities for future COVID-19 relief legislation. The letter highlighted four key areas of focus: reliable and secure access to high-speed internet, modernized government information technology, skills training, and small business access to cloud services.
“BSA thanks Members of Congress for their efforts to respond to this unprecedented global health emergency. As small businesses, students, governments, and others embrace ways to operate remotely and move the economy forward safely, the enterprise software industry is playing a critical role. BSA member companies have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with an array of responsible initiatives and resources to provide relief and support to governments, educators, businesses, nonprofits, healthcare organizations, and communities across the globe,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance. “Our suggestions for upcoming relief legislation will enhance the economy’s recovery by addressing urgent needs. Access to high-speed internet, modernized IT tools for governments, skills-based training for people who have lost their jobs, and cloud-based services for small businesses are critical for COVID-19 response and in order to re-open the economy safely. We urge Congress to take these issues into consideration in any upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation.”
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。