SIIA Applauds Introduction of 21st Century IDEA Act

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SIIA Applauds Introduction of 21st Century IDEA Act; 
Says it will Provide Digital Strategy to Modernize Government Services, 
Improve Customer Experience and Deliver Cost Savings

Washington, D.C. (May 10, 2018) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal association for the software and digital content industries, today welcomed the introduction of the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (21st Century IDEA Act). SIIA believes this legislation will provide a digital strategy to modernize government services and deliver cost savings.


SIIA Vice President for Public Policy, Mark MacCarthy, issued the following statement: 

“While the government is making substantial progress towards embracing cloud computing and replacing legacy IT systems, many citizen services remain trapped in a 20th Century analog world. American citizens expect and deserve greater efficiency from the government, such as digital services that keep pace with innovation and let us manage our lives through connected devices anywhere, at any time. 

“SIIA supports the 21st Century IDEA Act because it will create a digital services strategy to enhance citizen-facing digital services and improve customer experience, while also substantially reducing costs. This legislation will help to modernize federal agency websites, support the increasing use of mobile devices, digitize government processes, transition away paper-based forms and in-person interactions, and leverage electronic signatures, and create a 21st Century digital experience for citizens. 

“SIIA applauds Congressmen Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and John Ratcliffe (R-TX) for introducing this legislation to provide American citizens with modern, cost effective digital government services.”

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About SIIA:

SIIA is an umbrella association that represents constituencies from technology, data and media companies. Through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations, SIIA provides a network of resources for its 800+ member companies that drive innovation and growth. For more information, visit www.siia.net.