Issues Supporting Skills for the 21st Century Workforce
As the leading global provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications, CompTIA
uniquely sits at the intersection of innovation and education. We support policies that expand life-long education in the computer sciences and basic IT skills. These foundational skill sets are an imperative for the U.S. economy and its ability to spur job growth and innovation to compete globally.
Small and medium-sized IT firms account for over $100 billion in payroll and over 2 million U.S. jobs. Policies that are good for the tech SMB are good for the American economy.*
Leading in Internet Based Platform Technologies
Economic expansion in IT rests on the creation of new and innovative business models that leverage Internet based platforms to create value. Public policies must aim to foster innovation and not hinder growth of the IT sector. Supporting New and Emerging Technology Platforms
Advancements in cloud computing, mobility, M2M, unified communications platforms, and other Internet based applications are rapidly creating new opportunities for economic advancement while also raising a host of new public policy considerations. Supporting IT Health Solutions
Small IT solution providers continue to be well positioned to play a significant role in the health IT transition. A strong partnership between the federal government, medical providers, and the IT industry is critical to ensure a successful future for patient health as well as strong privacy, reasonable cost savings, efficiencies and economic benefits.
*CompTIA supports various tax-related bills from the 112th Congress: the "Startup Innovation Credit Act of 2012" (S. 3460); "The Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012" (S. 3521), the "Startup Act 2.0" (H.R. 5893 / S. 3217), the "Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2011" (H.R. 1439), "Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011" (H.R. 1860 / S. 971).