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.”
소프트웨어 연합(BSA | The Software Alliance, 이하 BSA)(www.bsa.org)은 각국 정부를 대상으로 세계 시장에서 전 세계 소프트웨어 업계를 대변하고 옹호하는 선도적 연합체입니다. 세계의 가장 혁신적 기업들이 회원사로 참여하며 경제에 활기를 불어 넣고 현대의 생활을 향상시키는 소프트웨어 솔루션을 만들어 내고 있습니다.
워싱턴 DC에 본부를 두고, 30개국이 넘는 국가들에서 운영되는 BSA는, 합법적 소프트웨어 사용을 증진시키고 기술 혁신을 촉진하며 디지털 경제의 성장을 추진하는 공공 정책을 지지하는 준법 프로그램들을 선도합니다.