Black Joins in Plea to President for Modernized Computer Export Controls

Washington, D.C., March 16, 1999 – Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President and CEO Ed Black has joined 14 computer industry executives in calling upon President Bill Clinton to take a leadership initiative in updating the export control thresholds for computer exports. “Export control policies need to both promote U.S. national security and maintain U.S.…

Jason Mahler Named CCIA Vice President and General Counsel

Washington, D.C., March 15, 1999 – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today announced that Jason M. Mahler has joined the trade group as vice president and general counsel. CCIA is an international, nonprofit alliance of computer and communications firms. Its membership includes CEOs and senior executives representing, among other businesses, computer equipment manufacturers, software…

CCIA Urges FCC to Expedite Licensing of Japan-U.S. Cable

Washington, D.C., March 4, 1999 – Citing the potential for harm to telecommunications carriers and consumers, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject anti-competitive efforts to delay licensing a new, trans-Pacific telecommunications cable that would increase bandwidth and improve carrier services significantly. In a letter to…

Laura Head Named CCIA Communications, Industry Relations Director

Washington, D.C., February 5, 1999 – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has named Laura E. Head director of communications and industry relations.  CCIA is an international, nonprofit alliance of computer and communications firms. In her new role as CCIA’s primary media contact and industry liaison, Head will participate in guiding the association’s strategic course…

CCIA President Says Microsoft Claim of Linux Threat is “Bogus”

Washington, D.C., February 2, 1999 – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today scoffed at Microsoft executives for testifying in the software company’s antitrust trial that the Linux open-source operating system poses a short-term threat to Microsoft’s product line. “Saying that Linux is a competitive threat to Microsoft Windows is like saying that Cuba is…

CCIA Reacts to Presidential Initiative Aimed at Protecting Critical Infrastructures

(WASHINGTON, DC) — After reviewing reports of President Clinton’s speech to Naval Academy graduates today and of his directive designed to protect the Nation’s electronic infrastructure from attacks, an executive of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) urged his fellow industry executives to hold on to their wallets and to prepare for government interference…

CCIA Supports Sweeping Litigation Against Microsoft

(Washington, DC) — Today’s announcement that the Justice Department has filed a lawsuit targeting Microsoft’s business practices prompted the following response from Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association: “CCIA applauds the Justice Department for taking action which will help preserve competition, innovation and choice in the computer and communications industry. By…