CCIA Urges Action on Cybersecurity

Washington, DC – Unenforced procurement rules, insufficient guidelines and a lack of accountability hamper efforts to secure Federal computer networks from terrorists and other online criminals, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) said today. But fixing vulnerabilities in Federal networks, officials said, will help the security of all network users. CCIA, which represents a…

CCIA Statement on Microsoft Trial Ruling

Washington, DC – The decision by Judge Kollar-Kotelly to not overturn the flimsy and inadequate remedy, which a newly elected and politically beholden Justice Department reached with Microsoft, is very disappointing and yet not totally surprising. Once the Justice Department, which started out as a diligent prosecutor of a lawbreaking monopolist, switched sides and became…

CCIA Hails IRS-Industry Agreement

Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today praised the announcement by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that an agreement had been reached with private-sector tax preparation service providers to create an open industry consortium to provide free online tax preparation services to most taxpayers. “The Public-Private Partnership announced today represents the…

CCIA: Contract Bundling Impediment to Full and Open Competition

Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) describing the potential competitive barriers created by contract bundling when used for Federal procurement. CCIA submitted its views in response to President Bush’s call for comments from affected industries and individuals describing how contract…

HIGH TECH STUDY: NEW STRATEGY NEEDED TO SAVE UK ELECTRONIC TAX SERVICES

London, Wednesday, June 26, 2002 – The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today released a study on the future of E-Government in the United Kingdom. The new public policy analysis calls for reconsideration of the current “Electronic Government” strategy as a result of continuing failures in the government’s online Internet-based systems, where public agencies have utilized…

CCIA Applauds Decision to Retain Joint DoJ-FTC Merger Review Jurisdiction

Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today applauded the Justice Department’s decision to scuttle an agreement that would have granted it sole authority to review most mergers within the information-technology industry. The Department’s retreat followed months of criticism of its decision to withdrawal from the Microsoft antitrust proceeding. Nine states formerly…

CCIA Opposes Online Personal Privacy Act

Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today announced its strong opposition S. 2201, the Online Personal Privacy Act. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is expected to consider this legislation tomorrow. “We believe that this legislation will cause great harm to the Internet and electronic commerce,” said Ed Black,…