TechNet: Monday’s White House Meeting An Opportunity To Move Jobs Agenda Forward
Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today issued the following statement ahead of Monday’s meeting of the White House American Technology Council.
“Monday’s American Technology Council meeting is an opportunity for the administration and technology leaders to work constructively on shared policy goals that will move our nation forward on job creation, modernizing government technology, and workforce development,” said TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore. “Tax reform and trade will have a major impact on job creation for the American people, and we remain committed to working with the administration and Congress to achieve meaningful results on each of these issues.
“The White House is right to make modernizing government technology a focus of its policy agenda,” Moore continued. “This will help pave the way for Senate passage of the Modernizing Government Technology Act, which will bolster our nation’s cybersecurity defenses, help us deliver higher quality services to our veterans and other citizens, and save taxpayer dollars.
“Monday’s meeting is also an opportunity for the innovation sector to highlight the work it does to boost STEM education and training and to demonstrate the urgent need to reform our high-skilled immigration system,” Moore added. “Working together, we can ensure America remains the greatest country in the world for innovation, entrepreneurship, and growth.”
TechNet on the Issues
- Morning Consult, Two years after OPM cyberattack, more must be done to modernize government technology by Linda Moore
- Washington Examiner, Tax reform could create 5 million jobs by Linda Moore
- The Hill, A new wave of innovation and job creation by Linda Moore
- The Hill, Job creation in the digital economy needs a jumpstart by TechNet founders John Chambers and John Doerr
- CNBC, 5 steps Trump must take to grow jobs and the economy by Linda Moore
- Official Comments to the U.S. Trade Representative, Digital trade priorities in NAFTA modernization by Linda Moore
TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level. TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic startups to the most iconic companies on the planet and represents more than 2.5 million employees in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, advanced energy, biotechnology, venture capital, and finance. TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Sacramento, Austin, Boston, Seattle, Albany, and Tallahassee.