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1 1 Future of the Internet Current Issues EDUCAUSE Policy Conference Crystal City, VA 2008 Joe Tasker Sr. Vice President and General Counsel Information Technology Association of America

2 2 About ITAA  Established 1963  350+ member companies representing IT companies large and small  Member services include  Public policy advocacy  Business development & networking  Market intelligence, forecasting & standards

3 3 The ITAA Policy Agenda  Competitiveness  Information security  Government procurement reform  Intellectual property rights  Online privacy protection  Balanced broadband development  Fair and non-discriminatory Internet taxation  Market access for communication competition and open computer and related services markets worldwide  Global internet regulation

4 4 The Role of the IT Lobby  Education, Education, Education  Industry policy advocacy  Role of IT in economic growth and development  Advocate of technology neutrality  Many, many IT groups and coalitions  Fragmented messages can distract from common themes  Consolidation is a possibility  ITAA + GEIA + CSIA

5 5 Focus on Competitiveness  A top priority  policies that favor  job retention in the US  ready availability of technical talent  innovation  entrepreneurial growth  global competitiveness  Current issues include  Double US STEM graduates over 10 years  Strengthen R&D Tax Credit and make it permanent  Increase H-1B visas and green cards for business  Promote global sourcing with process controls on systems and software  Recognize viable alternative domestic locations for “ outsourcing ” projects ·

6 6 Future of the Internet  Some illustrative issues:  IP v. 6  Increasing importance of Information Security  The role of the Internet Governance Forum  Information Assurance  Foreign hackers, criminals and spys (Estonia?)  Defense infrastructure --.gov,.mil,.com and.edu -- and “ foreign ” software/hardware  Data retention  CPNI  Anti pornography enforcement  The return of borders in the age of “ Cloud Computing ”  GOFA  CPNI  Privacy restrictions on dataflows ·

7 7 EDUCAUSE Policy Conference Thank You Joe Tasker Sr Vice President & General Counsel Information Technology Association of America


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