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CompTIA Issues Statement on Senate Committee Passage of 21st Century IDEA

Sep 26, 2018

WASHINGTON — CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global technology industry, released the following statement from CompTIA Executive Vice President for Public Advocacy Elizabeth Hyman regarding the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approval of the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act.

“We applaud the efforts of Sen. Rob Portman and Sen. Claire McCaskill in advancing the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (21st Century IDEA), and we commend the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for approving this legislation on a bipartisan basis.

“This measure will go a long way toward bringing our federal government services into the digital age and will enhance Americans’ experience in interacting with government.

“The bill will help modernize federal agency websites, support the increasing use of mobile devices, begin to transition agencies away from paper-based forms, and leverage electronic signatures in a way that will facilitate a streamlined digital experience for citizens. The legislation also calls for leveraging emerging tech to enhance the citizen experience, including the utilization of cutting edge data analytics.

“CompTIA looks forward to continuing to support this bill as it moves through the legislative process.”

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $1.5 trillion U.S. information technology ecosystem; and the 11.5 million technology and business professionals who design, implement, manage, market, and safeguard the technology that powers the U.S. economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit to learn more.

Through its Advocacy arm, CompTIA champions member-driven business and IT priorities that impact all information technology companies – from small managed solutions providers and software developers to large equipment manufacturers and communications service providers. CompTIA gives eyes, ears and a voice to technology companies, informing them of policy developments – and providing the means to do something about it. Visit to learn more.