SIIA Endorses Supply Chain Measures in the America COMPETES Act

Washington, DC – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) endorses sections 20501-20508 of the America COMPETES Act to strengthen supply chains and create mechanisms to identify and mitigate supply chain vulnerabilities. If adopted by Congress these measures will establish a new office in the Department of Commerce to lead a government-wide effort to strengthen supply chains, authorize $45 billion in grants and loans to support supply chain resilience, and foster new public-private efforts.  Jeff Joseph, President and CEO of SIIA, provided this statement:

Jeff Joseph, President and CEO of SIIA, provided this statement: “Supply chain disruptions have a profound effect on SIIA’s members and the countless individuals who rely on their information services. The Covid-19 pandemic and geopolitical disruptions have demonstrated the need for the United States to strategically ensure the worldwide resilience, diversity, security, and strength of supply chains and sources of critical goods – not only for the United States but for its democratic allies and partners around the world. We support the supply chain provisions in the America COMPETES Act sponsored by Reps. Robin Kelly (IL-02), Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-At Large), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Tom Malinowski (NJ-07),  Susan Wild (PA-07), and Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07). Creating a dedicated office in the Department of Commerce to lead on critical supply chain issues, foster manufacturing capability, and build stronger partnerships with the private sector will strengthen the innovation fabric of the United States and its allies and partners and protect our shared security.”

SIIA encourages Congress to include these provisions in the final bill as the House and Senate reconcile differences in the the America COMPETES Act (H.R.521) and the United States Innovation and Competition Act (S.1260).



Matt Kinsman Promoted to Executive Director of AM&P Network

We are thrilled to share that Matt Kinsman has been promoted to Executive Director of the Associations, Media & Publishing (AM&P) Network. Matt has been with SIIA since 2013 serving our members as Vice President Content and Programming. In this newly created role, Matt will lead the growth and expansion of the media and information group – spearheading member recruitment, identifying new market opportunities and pursuing strategic partnerships with other like-minded organizations both in media and beyond.

SIIA’s AM&P Network has persevered through the pandemic and now is focused on growth. We are working diligently to realize the full potential of this marketplace to benefit our members and expand the community to include data companies, tech platforms, digital natives, consumer enthusiast publishers and more.

“We are proud and excited to reward Matt’s leadership, commitment to member service, industry knowledge and passion for the industry with this deserving promotion,” said Jeff Joseph, SIIA President. “Since the merger of Connectiv, SIPA and AM&P last January, Matt has led the effort to win back former media members and recruit new companies to our community, while continuing his role as the head of media content and programming.”


Morten Skroejer Joins Expanding SIIA Policy Team

Washington D.C., February 17, 2022 – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) today announces the appointment of Morten Skroejer as Senior Director for Technology Competition Policy.  He is responsible for competition policy issues, with a special focus on legislative, regulatory, and policy efforts in the United States and the European Union.

Skroejer spent the majority of his career in diplomacy, government, and politics. He most recently served as Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center, where he focused on transatlantic digital issues, particularly as they relate to competition policy and law in the United States and the EU. For more than a decade, Skroejer worked for the Embassy of Denmark in Washington, DC as counsel and senior advisor, advising the ambassador on U.S. politics, congressional relations, and transatlantic trade.  Earlier in his career, he worked for the Ministry of Finance of Denmark.

“Mort’s extensive knowledge and expertise on global competition policy elevates SIIA’s capabilities in this critical area,” said SIIA Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy Paul Lekas. “He will help drive our policy initiatives to promote a healthy digital ecosystem that advances consumer welfare, protects national security and fosters innovation.”

Skroejer is the most recent hire for the expanded SIIA policy team.  Lekas and Divya Sridhar, Senior Director of Data Policy, both joined SIIA this past summer deepening SIIA’s expertise in addressing the most critical issues facing the information industry including privacy and data protection, digital policy and equity, education technology policy, and intellectual property protection.

He holds an LL.B. and an LL.M. from the University of Copenhagen, where his concentration was in EU competition law, and a J.D. from the Washington and Lee University School of Law.

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