Washington – CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, released the following statement in response to the unveiling of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s ‘technology and innovation’ agenda. The following statement should be attributed to Todd Thibodeaux, President and CEO, CompTIA.
“The technology industry is encouraged to see Secretary Clinton’s focus on some of the most important tech issues of our time, and recognition that innovation and the digital economy are driving jobs and growth in the American economy. Secretary Clinton’s support for STEM education, the expansion of a 21st-century tech workforce, a free and open internet, and increased emphasis on cybersecurity training are applauded as these are important issues in which CompTIA has been heavily engaged in the past few years.
The need for a high-speed reliable digital infrastructure is critical to the expansion of innovation and commerce. We are supportive of Clinton’s investment plans to expand high-speed broadband access and rollout of next-generation wireless technology.
As the election moves into the general election phase, we look forward to increased conversations on technology from both candidates. Issues such as strong encryption, favorable trade deals to allow American companies to be competitive, and high-skilled immigration reform must be part of the conversation if we hope to keep America at the forefront of the technology revolution.”
In May, CompTIA joined over a dozen technology trade associations from around the country in releasing a first-ever ‘Technology Sector Presidential Platform’ to the presidential candidates. Signed by the leaders of the respective groups, the platform is designed to urge the 2016 candidates to consider issues and implement policies that harness the power of technology, create jobs, grow the economy, foster innovation and continue to improve the lives of all Americans. The open letter to the candidates as well as the Technology Sector Presidential Platform can be found here.
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