March 27, 2020The Workers Building and Maintaining the Internet Are as Essential as Ever
Vice President of Politics and Policy David Edmonson
As we adjust to life at home, one fact has become clear: the internet is now the way we work, learn, and receive healthcare. When we think about which employees are considered “essential,” we must include those who are keeping the internet churning at an unprecedented rate.
November 11, 2019More Must Be Done To Help Our Nation’s Veterans Secure Jobs
TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore
The U.S. has a proud heritage of honoring veterans for bravely defending our great nation, our values, & our way of life. As we observe Veterans Day 2019, the technology industry is honored to be part of this tradition by supporting veterans in their transition to civilian life.
September 11, 2019Key Points for Presidential Contenders Debating in Innovation-Friendly Texas
TechNet Southeast Executive Director David Edmonson
Ten Democratic presidential contenders will gather in Houston on Thursday night for the third primary debate — in a state so large, dynamic, and diverse that it embodies the opportunities and challenges we face as a nation in the 21st century.
August 16, 2019Three Simple Math Problems Explain How TechNet Is Building a Strong U.S. STEM Talent Pipeline
TechNet Vice President of State Policy and Politics David London
At TechNet, we are fully committed to closing this gap by cultivating a homegrown and more inclusive STEM talent pipeline that empowers all Americans to succeed in the rapidly changing economy.
July 29, 2019Tech, Detroit, and The Presidential Debates
During the debates, we hope to hear how candidates will enable a pro-innovation agenda in communities across the country.
July 26, 2019The ADA 29 Years Later: Technology’s Growing Role in Supporting Individuals with Disabilities
On this day in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law. Now, three decades later, technology is helping individuals with disabilities live even fuller lives.
June 18, 2019Last-Minute Legislation in New York Needs Further Examination
Christina Fisher, Executive Director for Massachusetts and the Northeast
Technology has transformed the way New Yorkers support their families through a new form of work - the on-demand economy. Legislation drafted behind closed doors and being rushed through the New York State Legislature would impact these workers without even hearing from them.
May 25, 2019One Year On, What Can We Learn from GDPR?
As Congress and 14 legislatures across the United States consider how to regulate consumer privacy, there are valuable lessons to be learned about what works and what does not as we look back at Europe’s first year under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
May 3, 2019People with Autism Are Strengthening America’s Workforce. We Must Do More to Help Them Unleash Their Full Potential.
Autism Awareness Month officially ended this week, but the cause must continue to be a year-round effort. As diagnosis rates keep rising and the challenge for families and our nation grows, the private sector and policymakers especially must continue playing a leadership role.
October 11, 2018A "Skilled Girl Force" Is Key to a Strong Economy
On this International Day of the Girl, TechNet reaffirms our commitment to promote diversity in STEM and build the “skilled girl force” we need for an even stronger economy.
August 24, 2018Unlike College Football, There Are No Preseason Rankings In The Global Innovation Economy
There is no preseason in the global innovation race. Policymakers must work in a bipartisan manner to advance pro-innovation policies.
August 3, 2018The Next Generation of Innovation
TechNet hosted a panel discussion at the NCSL 2018 Legislative Summit in Los Angeles with the CEOs of NerdWallet, Thumbtack, and Topia.
May 4, 2018Tech Helps Show The World What People with Autism Can Do
With Autism Awareness Month 2018 now behind us, we must commit to ensuring this cause and its mission continue to motivate us year-round.
April 13, 2018A Successful TechNet Day in Review
20 executives came to Washington for a full day of meetings with leading federal policymakers to discuss our sector’s most pressing issues.
March 9, 2018SXSW Panel Preview: Tech’s Evolving Role in Disaster Response
Tech played an important role in relief efforts last year. This weekend, we'll examine how tech can help improve future response operations.
February 2, 2018Tech’s Fight Against Cancer
Tech is revolutionizing the war on cancer through innovative breakthroughs, charitable giving, and social media.
October 12, 2017“Teaching Girls to Tech” on International Day of the Girl
We must encourage girls to choose and stick with the computer science and STEM fields.
August 28, 2017A Summer of Tech
TechNet's Alex Burgos reflects on memories made this summer and the role that technological innovations have played in shaping them.
July 21, 2017Six Afghan Girls & the U.S. Immigration System
TechNet’s Alex Burgos discusses his experience at the 2017 First Global Challenge and the need to improve our nation’s immigration system.
March 30, 2017The Next in Tech: 25 Emerging Startup Hubs
Michael Mandel, Progressive Policy Institute
All across the country, entrepreneurs are founding and building new companies that use technology in innovative ways.
March 13, 2017The U.S. Tech Industry: 6.7 Million Jobs Strong
TechNet had a successful SXSW this past weekend in Austin, Texas, engaging public officials and raising awareness around policy priorities.
December 12, 2016Iconic Companies + Dynamic Startups
TechNet's annual State Policy Conference was a tremendous success.
April 28, 2016WIRED: Tech's Most Powerful Advocacy Group
The 15th annual TechNet Day was a terrific success with 27 executives making the trip to Washington, D.C.