CompTIA Supports Stimulus Package
Industry group CompTIA (The Computing Technology Industry Association) announced Friday that it supports the economic stimulus package proposed last week in the U.S. House.
The proposal includes billions of dollars related to technology, including money for schools to buy computers, as well as an upgrade of the DTV converter box program.
“CompTIA applauds U.S. House introduction of the ‘American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,'" the group's president and CEO, Todd Thibodeaux, said in a statement. "Such programs as promoting broadband facilities in rural and underserved areas; development of a ‘smart’ electric grid; boosting health information technology for America’s healthcare practices; modernization of America’s aging schools; funding for tech training for teachers and workers; and outlays to spur and promote green technology, among others, represent powerful shots in the arm for our ailing economy. It cannot come too soon."