Computer & Communications Industry Association names Mary Hewitt as Director of Communications

Washington, D.C. August 11, 1999 – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) announced the appointment of Mary E. Hewitt as Director of Communications. With more than a decade of experience and expertise in public affairs and policy, she joins the Association at a critical juncture. “With Washington getting more and more involved in the high-tech…

Computer & Communications Industry Association names Mary Hewitt as Director of Communications

Washington, D.C. August 11, 1999 – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) announced the appointment of Mary E. Hewitt as Director of Communications. With more than a decade of experience and expertise in public affairs and policy, she joins the Association at a critical juncture. “With Washington getting more and more involved in the high-tech…

CCIA LAUDS PRESIDENT’S DECISION TO OVERHAUL COMPUTER EXPORT CONTROLS

Washington, D.C.,  July 1, 1999 – Reacting to President Clinton’s decision to revise export controls on computers and semiconductors, the Computer & Communications Industry Association offered praise for the White House decision. This morning President Clinton issued a statement announcing that the Administration had decided to raise existing export control levels on sales of computers…

CCIA Praises Congress, White House on Y2K Agreement

Washington, D.C., June 29, 1999 – In the wake of their coming to terms on Year 2000 liability legislation, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today praised both House, Senate, and White House negotiators for their hard work and for their forbearance in producing legislation that will prevent a outbreak of Y2K-related litigation early…

CCIA: Is Microsoft's New Defense Defensible?

New Study Reveals Microsoft Monopoly Not Threatened By AOL/Netscape Deal Washington, DC, June 17, 1999 – The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today released a study that discredits the foundation of Microsoft’s defense strategy in its antitrust trial.  The study, Is Microsoft’s New Defense Defensible? concludes that the merger of America Online and Netscape has no impact…

CCIA: Is Microsoft’s New Defense Defensible?

New Study Reveals Microsoft Monopoly Not Threatened By AOL/Netscape Deal Washington, DC, June 17, 1999 – The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today released a study that discredits the foundation of Microsoft’s defense strategy in its antitrust trial.  The study, Is Microsoft’s New Defense Defensible? concludes that the merger of America Online and Netscape has no impact…

CCIA’S Black Supports Bliley Bill on Databases; Cautions Against Legislation That Would Harm the Internet

Washington, D.C., June 15, 1999 – Today before the House Telecommunications Subcommittee, CCIA President Ed Black expressed his support for H.R. 1858, the Consumer and Investor Access to Information Act of 1999.  He also expressed very strong reservations regarding other legislative proposals that would confer market dominance of one database creator over another. In his statement,…

CCIA President Tells Congress More Encryption Export Reforms Are Needed to Protect National Security, U.S. Competitiveness

Washington, DC, May 19, 1999 – Calling on Congress to relax encryption export controls, Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President Edward J. Black testified before a congressional panel yesterday afternoon that overly restrictive export controls on encryption products threaten national security interests and competitively disadvantage many strategically important companies within his industry. Encryption is the primary means…

CCIA Lambastes Chamber, Commends Robb for Y2K Leadership

Washington, DC, May 17, 1999 – Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President Edward J. Black today lambasted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for accusing U.S. Senator Chuck Robb, D-VA, of being “missing in action” on crucial Year 2000 (Y2K) legislation.  Nothing could be further from the truth, Black said, noting that Robb has consistently fought…