APR 21, 2021 | US
Momentum Grows in Congress for Legislation Confronting China
Bloomberg, April 21, 2021
By Daniel Flatley
The panel’s action came shortly after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senator Todd Young formally introduced their Endless Frontier Act that, among other things, would authorize $100 billion over five years to strengthen research and development in technology, computing, artificial intelligence, manufacturing and other areas.
Industry groups applauded the introduction of the legislation.
“At a time when global competitors are seeking advantages through increased investments in R&D, it’s a critical time for the US to update its strategy to ensure it retains its lead,” said Craig Albright, the vice president for legislative strategy at BSA | The Software Alliance, which includes Microsoft Corp., Intel Corp. and IBM Corp. “The Endless Frontier Act takes a forward-looking approach to help ensure the US remains the global hub for innovation.
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。