FEB 04, 2021 | US
Tech Groups Urge Congress to Add Billions to TMF and Drop Some Repayments
Nextgov, February 3, 2021
By Aaron Boyd
The 12 biggest government-focused technology advocacy groups are urging lawmakers to increase the Technology Modernization Fund by billions of dollars, bolster the managing board with added staff and expertise, and eliminate the repayment structure for projects tackling the pandemic and the recent SolarWinds breaches.
Shortly before taking office, President Joe Biden released the American Rescue Plan, which, among other things, requested Congress add $9 billion to TMF as part of the broader $1.9 trillion spending package.
Wednesday’s letter—signed by the Alliance for Digital Innovation; BSA | The Software Alliance; the Center for Procurement Advocacy, or CPA; the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the Computer Technology Industry Association, or CompTIA; the Information Technology Industry Council, or ITI; the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, or INSA; the Internet Association; the National Defense Industrial Association, or NDIA; the Professional Services Council, or PSC; the Security Industry Association, or SIA; and the Software and Information Industry Association, or SIIA—strongly recommended meeting that funding request and making changes to how the fund is managed and operates.
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。