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CompTIA Applauds Bush's Tech-Centric Agenda

The technology association sees many opportunities between the President's State of the Union goals and the needs of the tech industry.

Many of the goals President George W. Bush's outlined in his State of the Union speech included are likely to positively affect the technology industry, according to an industry association.

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) pointed out several issues Bush mentioned that are likely to strengthen, or call upon, the IT industry. Synergies between the groups include renewing focus on science and math education, improving health information technology, passing an immigration reform package and offering association health plans for small businesses and individuals.

CompTIA's Group Director of U.S. Public Policy Roger Cochetti issued a statement pointing out that most of the IT industry is made up of small companies and sole proprietors and therefore likely to benefit from the health insurance plans. He also said that immigration reform could include increased limits for highly skilled workers to meet the needs of IT companies in the United States.

"As touched upon by the President tonight, and echoed by Congressional leaders this evening, both branches of government want to: invest in our students and our workers to keep them globally competitive; promote U.S. tech leadership by fostering innovation and increased investment in technology; defend America against global threats through cutting-edge technology; foster the proliferation of health information technology to lower healthcare costs; spread the export of our technology overseas to boost democracy and our tech leadership; and boost broadband penetration and competition in the U.S. so all Americans can partake equally in the benefits of the Internet," Cochetti said.

He said that some of the issues highlighted during State of the Union speeches lose some of their "luminance," but this administration and current congressional leaders have "consistently presented tech-centric agendas."

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