APR 23, 2021 | US
BSA Urges Congress to Include Robust Funding for HBCUs, MSIs in FY2022 Appropriations Bills
WASHINGTON – April 23, 2021 – BSA | The Software Alliance led a group of prominent technology companies in a letter urging the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to include robust funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) in the FY2022 federal appropriations bills.
“Diversity drives innovation and creativity – two traits that are key to the success of the tech industry. By investing in Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority-Serving Institutions, Congress has the chance to grow the skilled, inventive workforce America needs to compete globally,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance. “We urge the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to support these programs and help to eliminate past disparities in HBCU funding.”
The letter, which was signed by Adobe Inc., Atlassian, Autodesk, BSA, DocuSign, IBM, Informatica, Intel, Microsoft, Okta, Oracle, Salesforce, ServiceNow, and Siemens, also supports efforts to double the maximum value of a federal Pell Grant, which would increase support for HBCUs and MSIs.
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。