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CompTIA Signs Agreement with Chilean Space Association

Apr 24, 2020, 15:48 PM

Washington D.C. –The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the leading trade association for the global information technology industry, announced today that it has signed a new agreement with the Chilean Space Association (ACHIDE). The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the first between the two nations, will drive private sector partnerships in the growing enterprise space industry.

“This is an historic agreement that helps pave the way for greater cooperation between the two nations,” said David Logsdon, Senior Director, Public Sector, and Executive Director of the Space Enterprise Council (SEC). “We look forward to facilitating strong and productive partnerships between U.S. companies and the private sector in Chile.”

The agreement focuses on three primary areas:

  • Developing strategies for advocating a U.S.-Chile space partnership in their respective administrations and Congresses.
  • Coordinating on advocacy strategy and activities to share information, pool ideas, ensure consistency of messaging, and non-duplication of efforts.
  • Developing a joint letter with policy recommendations for both governments for use in these advocacy activities.

The Chilean government’s space vision is focused in two areas.

  • Short-term activities oriented to improve capabilities of remote sensing, particularly through low-earth orbit satellites and UAV. As well, the use of geospatial information among the stakeholders.
  • Long-term efforts focus to development of national satcom capabilities, increase autonomy in the space and ground segment. Also, promote space services activities.

Future collaboration between the two groups may include joint policy papers, industry days, and facilitating space cooperation coordination between the two governments, Logsdon said.

The SEC was founded in 2000 to represent businesses with a commercial interest in space. Throughout the years, the council has grown to represent all sectors of the industry including commercial, civil and national security space. As a forum for space-related companies, the council brings the collective power of its affiliation with CompTIA and its diverse members into a single, unified voice that is used in advocating member interests to policymakers.

For more information on participating in a CompTIA’s Space Enterprise Council, contact: David Logsdon at dlogsdon@comptia.org.

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5.2 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit www.comptia.org to learn more.

About CompTIA Public Sector & Advocacy
CompTIA supports policies that positively impact the ability of the IT industry to develop, manufacture, and sell solutions in the global marketplace.  We work to promote investment and innovation, market access, effective cybersecurity, consistent privacy regulation, streamlined procurement, and research and development.  As the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications, we also support efforts to promote a well-trained technical workforce.  Visit www.comptia.org to learn more.