IT Association of America(ITAA)
The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) - Associating It People
Companies eligible for full IT membership include firmswith headquarters, division offices, or branch offices located in the U.S. aswell as foreign firms with subsidiary operations in the U.S. In addition, ITAAoffers affiliate membership to firms that sell business products and servicesto IT companies.ITAA Publications - ITAA E-LetterITAA publishes a series ofnewsletters.
The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) isa leading industry trade group for information technology companies. TheAssociation's membership contains most all of the world's major ICT firms andaccounts for over 90% of ICT goods and services sold in North America.FormerUnder Secretary of Commerce Phil Bond became the association's President inAugust 2006.
He replaced Harris Miller who resigned as President inJanuary 2006 in order to run for the U.S. Senate in Virginia. Miller wasdefeated by James Webb in the June Democratic primary. Harris Miller was namedCEO/President of the Career College Association in February 2007. In March 2007ITAA President Phil Bond expressed his desire in merging ITAA with another hightech trade association. On January 17, 2008, ITAA announced that it had agreedto so-called "merger of equals" with the Government Electronics andInformation Technology Association (GEIA), and that the combined associationwould retain the ITAA name. http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/1107/110707n1.htmUntil earlier in the year GEIA had been an affiliate of EIA (a tradeassociation formerly known as the Electronic Industry Alliance) EIA hasbeen very financially successful, unlike ITAA. GEIA is slated to share in thedistribution over $50 million in assets resulting in the breakup of EIA . [Thefall of EIA: What happened?
After the merger, the combined membership will grow back to400.With affiliates in 40 states through CRITA and its role as Secretariat ofthe World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) a global networkof 67 countries' IT associations, ITAA offers members access and influence acrossAmerica and around the world.On a policy front, the Association plays a leadingrole in issues of IT industry concern including information security,globalization, workforce, immigration, taxes and finance policy, digitalintellectual property protection, telecommunications competition, workforce andeducation, immigration, online privacy and consumer protection, government ITprocurement, human resources and e-commerce policy.ITAA membership is open toany company with operations situated in the U.S. and offering IT products andservices. Companies eligible for full IT membership include firms withheadquarters, division offices, or branch offices located in the U.S. as wellas foreign firms with subsidiary operations in the U.S. In addition, ITAA offersaffiliate membership to firms that sell business products and services to ITcompanies.ITAA Publications - ITAA E-LetterITAA publishes a series ofnewsletters. The ITAA E-LETTER covers the issues of the networked economy.These include coverage issues such as information and telecommunications publicpolicy, as well as pertinent news about the businesses of electronic commerce,Internet service and enhanced telecommunications service providers. The ITAAE-LETTER is distributed exclusively by electronic mail and available for free