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Appendix 1: National Organizational Resources

National High Technology Industry Organizations

Association for Computing (ACM) -
1515 Broadway, New York, NY, 10036, (212) 626-0500, Toll-Free: (800) 342-6626. ACM is the world's first educational and scientific computing society with over 80,000 computing professionals and students members world-wide. ACM provides authoritative publications, pioneering conferences, and visionary leadership for the new millennium.
Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) -
1730 M St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036-4510, (202) 452-1600, Fax: (202) 223-8756. The Software & Information Industry Association is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age.
Business Software Alliance (BSA) -
1150 18th St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 872-5500. BSA has been the voice of the world's leading software developers before governments and with consumers in the international marketplace. Its members represent the fastest growing industry in the world. BSA educates computer users on software copyrights, advocates public policy that fosters innovation, expands trade opportunities, and fights software piracy.
Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) -
1616 N. Ft. Myer Dr., Suite 1300, Arlington, VA 22209, (703) 522-5055, (703) 525-2279. ITAA is a trade association representing the broad spectrum of the world-leading U.S. IT industry, encompassing computers, software, telecommunications products and services, Internet and online services, systems integration, and professional services companies. Their public policy advocacy program lobbies and educates Members of Congress, their staffs, and the Executive Branch (including the President and Federal Agencies, such as the FCC and GSA) on issues of critical concern to the IT industry.
Information Technology Industry (ITI) Council -
1250 Eye St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 737-8888, Fax: (202) 638-4922. ITI represents the leading U.S. providers of Information Technology (IT) products and services seeking to promote global competitiveness with open markets, free and open competition, market-based solutions, protection of Intellectual Property (IP), and the adoption of voluntary standards.
The Information Technology & Telecommunications Association (TCA) -
74 New Montgomery, Suite 230, San Francisco, CA 94105, (415) 777-4647, Fax: (415) 777-5295. TCA is an industry resource for information technology and telecommunications professionals involved in transporting, connecting and integrating data, image, video and voice and provides industry assistance for regulatory issues, peer-to-peer networking, and education.

Association for Interactive Media (AIM) -
1301 Connecticut Ave. NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 408-0008, Fax: (202) 408-0111. AIM serves businesses that use the Internet with support for their Internet ventures as well as protection and promotion essential to the health of their Internet projects, products, and services.
Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA) -
1775 Eye St. NW, Suite 420, Washington, DC 20006. IDSA offers services to entertainment and video game software publishers including a global anti-piracy program, government relations, business and consumer research, and First Amendment and intellectual property protection efforts.
Association of Internet Professionals (AIP) -
15 East 26th Street, Suite 1403, New York, NY 10010, (212) 689-7047, Toll-Free: (877) 247-0800. AIP is the premier professional association of the Internet industry and exists to unify, support and represent the global community of Internet professionals by serving as a forum for the ideas, people and issues shaping the future of the Internet industry.

Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) -
666 11th St. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 783-0070. CCIA is an international, nonprofit association of computer and communications firms including equipment manufacturers, software developers, telecommunications and on-line service providers, re-sellers, systems integrators, third-party vendors and other related business ventures. CCIA seeks to be the leading industry advocate in promoting open, barrier-free competition in the offering of computer and communications products and services worldwide, leading to their motto "Open Markets, Open Systems, Open Networks, and Full, Fair and Open Competition."
International Communications Industries Association (ICIA) -
11242 Waples Mill Rd., Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030, 703-273-7200, Toll-Free: 800-659-7469, Fax: 703-278-8082. ICIA represents for-profit individuals and organizations that derive revenue from the commercialization or utilization of communications and presentation technologies among the public, business, education and government. ICIA achieves this through education programs, workforce development activities, industry technology updates, publications, Internet presence, market research, industry certification programs, government relations and participation in national and international expositions.
Electronic Messaging Association (EMA) -
1655 North Fort Myer Dr., Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22209, (703) 524-5550, Fax: (703) 524-5558. EMA, The E-Business Forum, is a non-profit trade association representing the e-business and messaging industries. EMA provides information, advocacy, education, and strategic forum discussions of technology best practices to promote innovation and solutions of today's most pressing e-business challenges.
Internet Mail Consortium (IMC) -
127 Segre Place, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, (831) 426-9827, Fax: (831) 426-7301. IMC is an international organization focused on cooperatively managing and promoting the rapidly-expanding world of electronic mail on the Internet including greatly expanding the role of mail on the Internet into areas such as commerce and entertainment, advancing new Internet mail technologies, and making it easier for all Internet users to get the most out of this growing communications medium.

International Telework Association & Council (ITAC) -
204 E. St. NE, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 547-6157. ITAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic, social and environmental benefits of teleworking by sharing information about the design and implementation of teleworking programs, the development of the U.S. telework sector and research, and hosting Telecommute America!

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE-USA) -
1828 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20036-5104, (202) 785-0017, Fax: (202) 785-0835. IEEE-USA represents U.S. electrical, electronics, and computer engineers. They develop position statements and communicate technology policy recommendations to Congress, the executive branch, the media and other opinion-makers in support of member priorities.
American Electronics Association (AEA) -
601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, North Building, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004, (202) 682-9110, Fax: (202) 682-9111. AEA is the largest high tech trade group and the broad umbrella organization serving the spectrum of technology product segments, from semiconductors and software to mainframe computers and telecommunications systems. AEA is dedicated to strengthening the global competitive position of U.S. high tech companies through a broad range of member services and industry advocacy programs.
Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) -
2500 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201, (703) 907-7600. EIA is a federation of industry organizations committed to the growth and stability of the electronics industry. EIA serves the electronic industries by creating and stimulating domestic and foreign markets, by developing technical standards, by hosting forums for leadership and debate, and by providing a singular voice for a diverse industry and includes industry groups such as:
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) -
2500 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3834, (703) 907-7600, Fax: (703) 907-7601. CEA membership unites nearly 600 companies within the U.S. consumer technology industry and is the industry authority on market research and forecasts, consumer surveys, legislative and regulatory news, engineering standards, training resources, and more. Their annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES - is the biggest consumer technology show in the world, attracting retail buyers, distributors, manufacturers, market analysts, importers/exporters, and press from around the world.
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) -
805 E. Middlefield Rd., Mountain View, CA 94043, (650) 964-5111. SEMI is a global trade association that represents the semiconductor and flat panel display equipment and materials industries. The primary goal of SEMI is to help its members expand their global marketing opportunities and improve access to their customers and industry, government and civic leaders by providing up-to-date, industry-specific information and educational resources needed to manage their company and market their products more effectively.
The Technology Network (TechNet) -
101 University Ave., Suite 240, Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 463-1510. TechNet is a network of senior executives of the nation's leading technology companies and a national political organization that builds bipartisan support for policies that strengthen America's leadership of the New Economy.

The CEO Forum on Education and Technology -
1341 G Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 393-2260. The CEO Forum on Education and Technology was founded to help ensure that America's schools effectively prepare all students to be contributing citizens and productive workers in the 21st Century. The Forum issues an annual assessment of the nation's progress toward integrating technology into American classrooms.

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