Advocacy - Resources
Comments to the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy in connection with the administration's big data review
March 27, 2014
Following months of revelations relating to the nation’s surveillance programs, on January 17, 2014, President Obama delivered remarks outlining his plans for surveillance reform. Both prior to January 17, and since the President’s remarks, ITI provided written comments to the administration, the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies "Review Group", and the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB).
ITI response to the Department of Homeland Security request for information on cybersecurity solutions for small/medium-sized businesses
March 26, 2014
The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) appreciates the opportunity to respond to the Department of Homeland Security’s Request for Information (RFI) on Cyber Security Solutions for Small/Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs).
ITI recommendations to Department of Homeland Security regarding cybersecurity Voluntary Program
February 11, 2014
The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) strongly supports the Administration’s February 2013 Executive Order (EO) 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” as an effective and exemplary approach to cybersecurity policy.
Dean Garfield testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee regarding FISA reform
February 04, 2014
The ongoing revelations about data collection by the National Security Agency (NSA) are having a significant economic impact on our sector, aside from the substantial societal implications that have been so much in the news. I discuss below the economic impact, as well as the potential long-term implications on the global economy for innovation and Internet governance, and offer our thoughts on solutions.
ITI response to Department of Defense request for Information on Software Assurance
January 17, 2014
ITI supports ASD(R&E)’s focus on software assurance (SwA). Software security—and IT product security generally—is critical to ITI companies because we must be responsive and transparent to a global customer base, which includes the defense enterprise.
ITI and SIIA released a set of global principles intended to apply to government collection of private sector data from commercial entities
January 16, 2014
Recognizing that governments around the world engage in surveillance activities; and Recognizing that certain important considerations must be built into government access to private sector data in the course of surveillance activities; The principles below are intended to apply to government collection of private sector data from commercial entities.
ITI comments in response to NIST RFI: “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Executive Order 13636: Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework”
December 12, 2013
The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) appreciates the opportunity to respond to your RFI of October 29, 2013, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Executive Order 13636: Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework.”
Multi-association letter: Time to Fix Section 516 of the Continuing Resolution
December 10, 2013
As you and your colleagues seek to finalize federal spending levels for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, we urge you to consider substituting Section 516 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013, Pub. L. 113-6 "Section 516", with the language proposed in Section 515 of S. 1329
ITI letter in response to Department of Defense DFARS Case 2012-D050: Interim Rule on Requirements Relating to Supply Chain Risk
November 25, 2013
On behalf of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)1, I am writing regarding DFARS Case 2012-D050, Requirements Relating to Supply Chain Security, which the Department of Defense (DoD) published in the Federal Register on November 18, 2013 at 78 FR 69268.
ITI/SIA comments in response to NIST SP 800-161, “Draft Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Systems and Organizations"
November 01, 2013
ITI and Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) appreciate the opportunity to comment on NIST SP 800-161, DRAFT Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Systems and Organizations. We are submitting our comments both in this letter and the comments template provided.