JUN 30, 2020 | US
COVID IT SOS
Politico, June 30, 2020
By Tim Starks
IT modernization funding “should be a high order priority” in the next coronavirus relief package, major tech trade groups told lawmakers on Monday. In a letter to congressional leaders, a coalition of major US trade associations urged Congress to boost funding for federal efforts such as the Technology Modernization Fund and CISA’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.
They also implored Congress to send IT funding to state and local governments that have been overwhelmed with technical challenges during the pandemic. “Citizens are being denied positive digital government experiences as they seek access to much needed programs, such as securing business loan programs, receiving economic security payments, or applying for unemployment benefits,” wrote the groups, which include the software trade group BSA, the Internet Association and the Information Technology Industry Council.
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。