On Wednesday, we celebrated Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mark Warner and Reps. Will Hurd and Suzan DelBene as BSA’s 2017 Software Champions during a rooftop reception. I would again like to thank each Member of Congress for working tirelessly for the software industry, for their bipartisan leadership in educating others about software issues, and for their dedication to modernizing policies.
The reception also highlighted information about job growth and R&D contributions from the 10 states where BSA’s members are located – California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington – as well as food and wine from those regions.
We were honored to host hundreds of guests, including Reps. Matt Gaetz, Darrell Issa, John Rutherford, Brad Schneider, and Eric Swalwell.
On Wednesday, board members and executives from BSA’s member companies met with Members of Congress and the Administration to talk about policy priorities of importance to the software industry and our digital economy. The BSA delegation included representatives from Adobe, ANSYS, Apple, Autodesk, Bentley, CA Technologies, Datastax, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Splunk, Symantec, Trend Micro, Workday, … Read More >>
The US Army and Marine Corps’ official Counterinsurgency Field Manual opens with a quote that could easily serve as a motto for cybersecurity professionals: “This is a game of wits and will. You’ve got to be learning and adapting constantly to survive.” General Peter J. Schoomaker was describing how to confront asymmetric military and political … Read More >>
If Willie Sutton had been a hacker, we know what he’d have thought about cloud computing. Sutton, of course, was the 1930s bank robber famous for his quip that he robbed banks “because that’s where the money is.” And for hackers, the cloud might be just as tempting because it’s where a great deal of … Read More >>
Today kicks off the BSA CTO Forum — an annual series of meetings between private sector chief technology officers and their counterparts in the federal government and policymakers on Capitol Hill. I view this year’s forum as the “Davos” of cloud computing. We are bringing together the best private and public sector technologists to discuss how … Read More >>