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,…

CCIA Urges Senate to Pass TPA Immediately

Washington, DC – Today, Ed Black, President & CEO of the Computer & Communications Industry Association joined other leading high-tech association heads in calling for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Black said: “It is clear that one of the most effective ways to stimulate the economy is through free trade. Our industry is the…

CCIA Warns of Competitive Harm of AT&T-Comcast Merger

Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of America Highlight Consumer Harm at Joint News Conference Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association today appeared with two of the nation’s most respected consumer advocates, Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America, at a news briefing to discuss the competitive and consumer harm of the proposed…