Washington D.C. –The Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the leading trade association for the global information technology industry, announced today that it has signed a new agreement with four Argentinian companies and a chamber of commerce group to promote a closer space relationship between the United States and Argentina and an improved environment for bilateral trade and investment in space-related goods and services between the two nations.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by CompTIA and private companies Satellogic, Arsultra, and DTA; state-owned Invap; and CARAE, the Argentinean Aeronautical and Space Chamber of Commerce.
"Argentina and the United States have a long history of cooperation in the space sector,” said Jorge Arguello, Ambassador of Argentina to the United States. “This agreement brings the private sector into this cooperation and represents a great opportunity for companies from both countries to strengthen collaboration and develop new business opportunities in the space industry."
“This agreement enhances the strong relationship between the United States and Argentina, which dates back for decades,” said David Logsdon, Senior Director, Public Sector, and Executive Director of the Space Enterprise Council (SEC). “CompTIA looks forward to facilitating strong and productive partnerships between private companies in the U.S. and Argentina as the commercial space industry continues to grow and expand.”
The agreement focuses on four primary areas:
Future collaboration between the two groups may include joint policy papers, industry days, and facilitating space cooperation coordination between companies and government agencies from both nations, 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 CompTIA’s Space Enterprise Council, contact David Logsdon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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