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  • CompTIA Hosts Tax Roundtable with House Staff

    by Geoff Lane  | October 31, 2017
    As tax reform deliberations begin in Washington D.C., CompTIA members had an opportunity earlier this month to sit down with key Congressional staff to discuss the issue. The hour-long roundtable gave members the chance to share their corporate tax priorities with staff, and learn more about forthcoming legislation that will reform our tax code.
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  • BlockChain and Cybersecurity - A Primer

    by David Logsdon  | October 30, 2017
    Blockchain technology has a large potential to transform business operating models in the long term. The use of blockchain technology promises to bring significant efficiencies to global supply chains, financial transactions, asset ledgers and decentralized social networking. What is blockchain technology?
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  • Creating a 21st Century Workforce: Apprenticeships

    by Geoff Lane  | October 30, 2017
    Since its inception, the technology industry has ushered in radical changes. It’s the driving force behind the transformative products and services that are making our lives healthier, more convenient, more productive, and frankly, easier. These products and services garner headlines and generate a ton of money – the technology industry in the United States alone is worth about $1 trillion.
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  • Retreat from Globalization? Observations from the 2017 World Bank and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings

    by Stefanie Holland and Lukas Juergensmeier  | October 17, 2017
    If one is following trade politics in the United States., one might be under the impression the degree of globalization we have become accustomed to is on a decline. The Trump Administration pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and threatens to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Will other countries follow the U.S. in rethinking the way trade of goods and services supports the economy?
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  • Autonomous Vehicle Legislation Passes the Senate Commerce Committee, Full Senate Vote Next

    by David Logsdon  | October 10, 2017
    On Wednesday, October 4th, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee passed legislation that paved the way for fast tracking the autonomous vehicle industry. The American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Act aims to clarify the role of both federal and state government in the autonomous vehicle ecosystem.
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  • Technology Councils Across U.S Write in Support of NAFTA, Modernization

    by Stefanie Holland  | October 06, 2017
    CompTIA, the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA), and our State Technology Council Alliance Partners, this week sent letters to Congress and the Administration to voice strong, unified support for NAFTA and provide recommendations for the NAFTA modernization.
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  • CompTIA Space Enterprise Council Sponsors the Women in Aerospace “AEROSPACE 2017 CONFERENCE SERIES - WHAT SPACE LAUNCH ENABLES: MARKETS SHAPING THE LAUNCH BUSINESS”

    by David Logsdon  | September 28, 2017
    Launch manufacturers and providers not only must deal with changing technology and competitive global economies that are driving down the cost of launch systems, but the variety of spacecraft users and their needs are also dramatically changing. Enormous rockets for planetary exploration are not just being developed by governments, but commercial visionaries are investing and inspiring adherents.
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  • CompTIA Submits Statement for the Record: House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water and Energy hearing “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Water Stakeholder’s Perspectives

    by David Logsdon  | September 28, 2017
    On September 26th, The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Water Stakeholders’ Perspectives”.
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  • Tax Reform Framework Released

    by Geoff Lane  | September 28, 2017
    This week, key Republican policymakers in Washington unveiled a framework outlining their proposed tax reform goals. While the framework is light on details – this isn’t legislative text, after all – it does provide some insight into what the bill’s writers are thinking. For instance, on corporate reforms the framework would lower the tax rate on corporations to 20%, and tax passthroughs at 25%. It would allow businesses to “write off” or expense investment costs – so long as those investments aren’t structures – for at least five years.
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  • CompTIA to Host Trade Event on Capitol Hill

    by Stefanie Holland  | September 19, 2017
    You are invited for a “Trade Talk on Tech” hosted by CompTIA and Women in International Trade (WIIT). Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA), Chairman of the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, who is in his final term, will offer keynote remarks. Panels of industry and government officials will follow, with remarks to focus on the top digital trade issues of the day including, the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the bilateral relationship with China, among other hot trade topics. Lunch will be provided for all participants.
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  • Congress Passes Tax Overhaul

    by Geoff Lane | Dec 20, 2017
    The United States Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act this week, a package of tax reforms that will overhaul the U.S. tax code for individuals and corporations. Not since 1986 has our tax code undergone such a comprehensive renovation. Consider that in 1986, laptops weighed dozens of pounds, Sergey Brin and Larry Page were still a decade away from launching Google, Mark Zuckerberg was a toddler, and a young Democratic Senator from Tennessee named Al Gore introduced a bill to require the Office of Science and Technology to explore improvements to communications networks for supercomputers.
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