Companies eligible for full IT membership include firms with headquarters, division offices, or branch offices located in the U.S. as well as foreign firms with subsidiary operations in the U.S. In addition, ITAA offers affiliate membership to firms that sell business products and services to IT companies.ITAA Publications - ITAA E-LetterITAA publishes a series of newsletters.
The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) is a leading industry trade group for information technology companies. The Association's membership contains most all of the world's major ICT firms and accounts for over 90% of ICT goods and services sold in North America.Former Under Secretary of Commerce Phil Bond became the association's President in August 2006.
He replaced Harris Miller who resigned as President in January 2006 in order to run for the U.S. Senate in Virginia. Miller was defeated by James Webb in the June Democratic primary. Harris Miller was named CEO/President of the Career College Association in February 2007. In March 2007 ITAA President Phil Bond expressed his desire in merging ITAA with another high tech trade association. On January 17, 2008, ITAA announced that it had agreed to so-called "merger of equals" with the Government Electronics and Information Technology Association (GEIA), and that the combined association would retain the ITAA name. http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/1107/110707n1.htm Until earlier in the year GEIA had been an affiliate of EIA (a trade association formerly known as the Electronic Industry Alliance) EIA has been very financially successful, unlike ITAA. GEIA is slated to share in the distribution over $50 million in assets resulting in the breakup of EIA . [The fall of EIA: What happened?
After the merger, the combined membership will grow back to 400.With affiliates in 40 states through CRITA and its role as Secretariat of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) a global network of 67 countries' IT associations, ITAA offers members access and influence across America and around the world.On a policy front, the Association plays a leading role in issues of IT industry concern including information security, globalization, workforce, immigration, taxes and finance policy, digital intellectual property protection, telecommunications competition, workforce and education, immigration, online privacy and consumer protection, government IT procurement, human resources and e-commerce policy.ITAA membership is open to any company with operations situated in the U.S. and offering IT products and services. Companies eligible for full IT membership include firms with headquarters, division offices, or branch offices located in the U.S. as well as foreign firms with subsidiary operations in the U.S. In addition, ITAA offers affiliate membership to firms that sell business products and services to IT companies.ITAA Publications - ITAA E-LetterITAA publishes a series of newsletters. The ITAA E-LETTER covers the issues of the networked economy. These include coverage issues such as information and telecommunications public policy, as well as pertinent news about the businesses of electronic commerce, Internet service and enhanced telecommunications service providers. The ITAA E-LETTER is distributed exclusively by electronic mail and available for free.