By Grant Gross
IDG News Service
November 15, 2010
The U.S. Congress should focus on extending a research and development
tax credit and on passing data breach notification regulations and other
cybersecurity legislation during a brief session this month, a large
technology trade group recommended.
Congress returns to Washington, D.C., this week for a so-called
lame-duck session lasting about three weeks, and TechAmerica wants
lawmakers to focus on some technology issues, in addition to income-tax
and budget issues, officials of the 1,200-member trade group said
There's broad agreement that the research and development tax credit
needs to be extended, as well as strong support for a national data
breach notification law and updates to the U.S. Federal Information
Security Management Act (FISMA), said Phil Bond, TechAmerica's president
"These are priorities that have been voiced and supported by the
[congressional] leadership on all sides," Bond said. "There is no debate
about the need for an R&D tax credit. Our hope is that we can get some
of the consensus issues done."
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