FEB 07, 2020 | US
Industry Leaders Rebuke Barr’s Dismissal of White House-Backed Plan to Avoid Huawei
Nextgov, February 7, 2020
By Mariam Baksh
Representatives from top tech and telecom companies are responding to an attempt by Attorney General William Barr to throw cold water on the leading proposal policymakers have made to date for averting reliance on Chinese telecom giant Huawei in 5G networks.
“The problem is that this is a pie in the sky,” Barr said at an event Thursday hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
“The software industry has a long history of turning so-called ‘pie-in-the-sky’ ideas into innovative, practical solutions,” Tommy Ross, senior director of policy for BSA | The Software Alliance, told Nextgov. “Attempting to artificially pick winners and losers often proves ineffective in the face of rapidly evolving technologies and consumer demands.”
SOBRE A BSA
A BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) é a principal defensora do setor global de software perante governos e no mercado internacional. Seus membros estão entre as empresas mais inovadoras do mundo, criando soluções de software que estimulam a economia e melhoram a vida moderna.
Com sede em Washington, DC e operações em mais de 30 países, a BSA promove programas de conformidade que promovem o uso legal de software e defendem políticas públicas que promovem a inovação tecnológica e o crescimento da economia digital.