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May 14, 1997
CCIA Praises House Judiciary Passage of 'Safe' Act

vote is next step to securing Internet, electronic commerce(Washington, DC) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) applauds today’s passage of HR 695, the “Security and Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act” by the full House Judiciary Committee. CCIA views this bill as essential to fix the problems plaguing the Clinton Administration’s encryption policy. “I…

CCIA Praises House Judiciary Passage of ‘Safe’ Act

vote is next step to securing Internet, electronic commerce(Washington, DC) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) applauds today’s passage of HR 695, the “Security and Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act” by the full House Judiciary Committee. CCIA views this bill as essential to fix the problems plaguing the Clinton Administration’s encryption policy. “I…

May 08, 1997
CCIA Sees Little Advantage in Bank Exception to Encryption Policy

(Washington, DC) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) sees little advantage in today’s announcement that the Clinton Administration is allowing unlimited export of encryption for certain banking transactions. “We have advocated for years the dangers of the various Clipper chip/key escrow/key recovery proposals to the future of electronic commerce and the security of…

May 05, 1997
CCIA Urges Strong U.S.-China Trade Ties As Deadline for Renewing MFN Draws Near

(Washington, D.C.) The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today urged President Clinton to maintain strong commercial relations with China and not give in to pressures to renew China’s Most-Favored-Nation status for less than one full year. In a letter to President Clinton, CCIA President Ed Black writes, “CCIA applauds this Administration’s policy of engagement…

April 30, 1997
CCIA Applauds Subcommittee Passage of Encryption Bill

(Washington, DC) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) applauds the passage of HR 695, the “Security and Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act” by the House Judiciary’s Courts and Intellectual Property Subcommittee. “By passing the Goodlatte-Lofgren encryption bill, the subcommittee has cast a vote in favor of protecting the privacy of communications on the…

April 10, 1997
CCIA, ViON Urge Congressional Scrutiny In Rewrite of Procurement Regulation

(Washington, DC) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), through its member company, ViON today expressed strong objections to the current rewrite of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 15. In testimony before the House Committee on Small Business, ViON President Tom Frana, stated that the FAR 15 rewrite, if implemented, would severely limit the…

April 03, 1997
CCIA Criticizes Digital Spectrum Give-Away

(Washington, DC) — Following today’s Federal Communications Commission vote to release digital spectrum to the Nation’s television broadcasters for free, Glenn Davidson, Executive Vice President of CCIA made the following statement: “This is bad policy. Not only does it cheat American taxpayers by giving away a prime and finite natural resource to businesses, it will…

March 25, 1997
CCIA ENDORSES LEGISLATION TO PREVENT DIGITAL SPECTRUM GIVE-AWAY

(Washington, DC) – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today endorsed the “Law Enforcement and Public Safety Telecommunications Empowerment Act” as introduced by Senator John McCain (R-AZ), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. The legislation opposes the imminent move by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to give prime digital spectrum…

March 19, 1997
CCIA's Ed Black Endorses Pro-CODE Legislation in Congressional Testimony

(Washington, D.C.) — In testimony today before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), expressed the Association’s support for the “Promotion of On-Line Commerce in the Digital Era Act of 1997” or “Pro-CODE” bill which would modernize existing restrictions on exports of products with strong encryption.…