Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) and other House colleagues came together to form the Congressional Small Business Information Technology Caucus. Todd Thibodeaux, president and chief executive officer of CompTIA, the non-profit trade association for the information technology (IT) industry, issued the following statement.
"CompTIA expresses deep appreciation to Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) and their colleagues in the House for launching the Congressional Small Business Information Technology Caucus and looks forward to working with the Caucus to tackle critical issues that impact not only the IT industry, but the nation as a whole.
"The establishment of this new Caucus demonstrates that leading policymakers on both sides of the aisle recognize the significant role that small IT businesses can play in helping to put Americans back to work, protecting critical infrastructure and speeding and smoothing implementation of innovations in mobility, health care, green IT and other high growth sectors.
"Small IT businesses continue to be drivers in job creation and leading implementers of new technologies. Day in and day out, they serve as key partners for companies seeking to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and reach and service new customers.
"We hope to work with the Caucus in a similar way, to tap the entrepreneurial ethos and innovative spirit that is hard-wired in small IT businesses to address policy challenges, help grow the economy and increase competitiveness."
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, CompTIA is the recognized authority for IT education and credentials and the primary advocate for IT businesses and workers. Through its foundation, CompTIA also enables disadvantaged populations to gain the skills they need for employment in the IT industry. CompTIA's vision of the IT landscape is shaped by more than 25 years of global perspective and more than 2,000 members and 1,000 business partners. For more information, visit www.comptia.org.
CompTIA's Public Advocacy group focuses on a broad array of issues affecting the IT industry, with particular emphasis on representing the interests of small and mid-sized IT companies and entrepreneurs, supporting an innovation and competitiveness agenda and addressing secure technology issues such as cybersecurity, data breach, privacy and more. For more information, visit http://www.comptia.org/publicpolicy.aspx