August 18, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI released the industry’s policy platform for U.S. candidates. As the only trade association advancing a cross-sector tech policy roadmap, the platform – Building the Future – outlines policy recommendations that will enable a continued economic recovery and future prosperity in the United States, global leadership, and the fostering of greater opportunities across all communities.

ITI’s policy recommendations focus on targeted solutions, enhanced cooperation between government and industry, and supporting the U.S. technology industry’s strengths in innovation, business, and international cooperation.

In an open letter to 2020 U.S. candidates, ITI’s President and CEO Jason Oxman stressed the tech industry’s commitment to working constructively with the next Administration and the next Congress to ensure that the United States adopts policies that support the well-being of Americans as the workforce and education landscapes continue to evolve.

The platform was shared with the campaign teams for President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, as well as the U.S. congressional campaign committees and U.S. congressional leadership.

“The ITI tech policy platform is a roadmap for candidates, advancing policies that promote technology company innovation to create jobs, promote economic growth, and improve the lives of American families,” said Oxman. “These policies are central to many Democratic and Republican campaign platforms this year and supporting them is key to our nation’s economic recovery and future growth, expanding America’s global leadership, and fostering greater opportunities for communities large and small across the country.”

The policy recommendations outlined in ITI’s platform include:

  • Enabling a Diverse Future Workforce by providing STEM education, closing skills and opportunity gaps, and supporting high-skilled immigration.
  • Enabling Prosperity to support American businesses by encouraging open markets, reducing barriers to trade, and promoting a competitive tax system.
  • Enabling U.S. Innovation and Leadership by investing in innovative technologies, streamlining policies to accelerate public sector use of technology, advancing a legal and regulatory environment that fosters competition and growth, and promoting leadership in sustainability.
  • Enabling Trust and Resiliency by investing in cutting-edge digital infrastructure, embracing new technology to defend against cyber-threats, ensuring data privacy, and protecting the security of global supply chains.

Read ITI’s Open Letter to 2020 Candidates and the Tech Sector Platform here. Watch ITI’s Building the Future video here.

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