CompTIAWorld Spring 2018

2018 CompTIA DC Fly-In Providing a Toolkit to Power Economic Growth and Innovation

By Lana Sansur A ccording to CompTIA’s Cyberstates 2017, the tech industry contributes approximately $1.3 trillion to the U.S. economy. This economic impact relies on many factors – ingenuity, imagination and drive. Yet policies that promote talent, infrastructure and security are necessary ingredients as well. At this year’s CompTIA DC Fly-In, we presented a policy toolkit that we believe helps power economic growth and innovation.

The Tech Policy Summit at the DC Fly-In addressed talent through our focus on the CHANCE in Tech Act – legislation we helped get introduced in Congress that calls for a stronger pathway for tech apprenticeships, and a panel discussion on achieving a skilled America that touched on high-skilled immigration reform, improvement to STEM education and job training. Next, we focused on the fuel for the digital revolution with an examination of spectrum and 5G. Lastly, we brought a spotlight to blockchain, a potentially transformational technology that holds promise from a cybersecurity perspective but also has many other potential benefits.

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