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White House Vision for Cyberspace Paves Way for International Cooperation, Says BSA

New International Strategy for Cyberspace outlines US values and policy priorities

Washington — May 16, 2011 —

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) today applauded the Obama administration’s release of the United States’ first, comprehensive International Strategy for Cyberspace. Unveiled at a White House ceremony on Monday, the new policy document spells out US values and policy priorities in cyberspace.

“The Obama Administration has articulated a comprehensive vision that will pave the way for productive international cooperation on key priorities in cyberspace,” said BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman. “I was honored to attend the unveiling of the Administration’s strategic roadmap, because it represents a bold declaration of principles.”

“As the document rightly states, cyberspace must be open to innovation, interoperable the world over, secure enough to earn people’s trust, and reliable enough to support their work,” said Holleyman. “To promote international standards and innovative, open markets, the Administration’s strategy recognizes the central importance of protecting intellectual property from theft. And in seeking to protect our communications networks, the strategy also underscores that the Internet is inherently global, so there must be a global approach to cyber policy. BSA has also articulated a similar vision in its Global Cybersecurity Framework. BSA looks forward to working with the Administration to advance its very worthy policy goals.”

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The Business Software Alliance ( is the world’s foremost advocate for the software industry, working in 80 countries to expand software markets and create conditions for innovation and growth. Governments and industry partners look to BSA for thoughtful approaches to key policy and legal issues, recognizing that software plays a critical role in driving economic and social progress in all nations. BSA’s member companies invest billions of dollars a year in local economies, good jobs, and next-generation solutions that will help people around the world be more productive, connected, and secure. BSA members include Adobe, Altium, Apple, Autodesk, AVEVA, AVG, Bentley Systems, CA Technologies, Cadence, CNC/Mastercam, Compuware, Corel, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation, Dell, Intel, Intuit, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, Microsoft, Minitab, PTC, Progress Software, Quark, Quest Software, Rosetta Stone, Siemens, Sybase, Symantec, and The MathWorks.

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