Advocacy

CCIA was founded in 1972 to promote open markets, open systems, and open networks in the computer and telecommunications industry. Today, the association continues to evangelize these principles across these increasingly diverse and economically important sectors of the global economy.

New STEM Visa Bills are Hopeful Signs for Skilled Immigration Reform

The past few weeks have seen welcome action on skilled immigration reform with the introduction of bills such as the Startup Act 2.0, the STAR Act and the SMART Jobs Act.  These bills call for increased access to green cards for foreign graduates of U.S. universities with advanced degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)…

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Start Ups Express Frustrations With Washington

Start ups and Silicon Valley companies from Personal to Spokeo discussed issues from innovation and competitiveness to cybersecurity and privacy at the Tech Policy Summit in Napa Wednesday. Nnena Ukuku, co-founder and CEO of Black Founders StartUp Ventures, said it was unfortunate that provisions that would have benefited start up companies were removed from the…

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CCIA Launches Disruptive Technology Project Dubbed DisCo

Today, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is launching a new project focused on vigorously promoting policies that support disruptive competition and innovation.  The Disruptive Competition Project (DisCo) will encourage robust competition, promote balanced intellectual property policy, support privacy policies that encourage transparency and choice, and aggressively champion the free flow of information worldwide. The following…

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Senators Introduce Startup Act 2.0

Four Senators have introduced bipartisan legislation this week designed to improve the environment for startup businesses in the U.S.  The Startup Act 2.0 would create an entrepreneur’s visa for legal immigrants to remain in the US and start up a business as long as they hire a certain number of American workers.  The bill would…

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