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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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.…

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CCIA ENDORSES PRO-CODE LEGISLATION AS POSITIVE STEP TOWARD SECURING INTERNET

(Washington, D.C.) — Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association, today endorsed the “Promotion of On-Line Commerce in the Digital Era Act of 1997” or “Pro-CODE” bill introduced by Senators Conrad Burns (R-MT) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT). “This bill recognizes reality — the reality of the need to ease export restrictions…

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CCIA PRAISES WTO AGREEMENT ON BASIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

(Washington, D.C.) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today applauded the successful conclusion of the multilateral negotiations on basic telecommunications services. “This agreement is yet another example of this Administration’s commitment to opening markets to American products and services around the world,” said Ed Black, CCIA President. “In fact, this is the second…

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