Information Technology Association of America


Information Technology Association of America

The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) is a leading industry trade group for information technology companies. The Association's membership contains most all of the world's major ICT firms and accounts for over 90% of ICT goods and services sold in North America.

Former Under Secretary of Commerce Phil Bond became the association's President in August 2006. He replaced Harris Miller who resigned as President in January 2006 in order to run for the U.S. Senate in Virginia. Miller was defeated by James Webb in the June Democratic primary. Harris Miller was named CEO/President of the Career College Association in February 2007. [http://www.career.org/Content/NavigationMenu/About_CCA/Directories/Executive_Staff/Harris_Miller.htm]

In March 2007 ITAA President Phil Bond expressed his desire in merging ITAA with another high tech trade association. [http://www.itaa.org/newsroom/vpoint.cfm?ID=49] On January 17, 2008, ITAA announced that it had agreed to so-called "merger of equals" with the Government Electronics and Information Technology Association (GEIA), and that the combined association would retain the ITAA name. [Hard times push IT associations to consider merger http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/1107/110707n1.htm; http://www.itaa.org/newsroom/headline.cfm?ID=2504] Until earlier in the year GEIA had been an affiliate of EIA (a trade association formerly known as the Electronic Industry Alliance, http://www.eia.org.) EIA has been very financially successful, unlike ITAA. GEIA is slated to share in the distribution over $50 million in assets resulting in the break up of EIA . [The fall of EIA: What happened? http://www.edn.com/index.asp?layout=article&articleid=CA6474661&ref=nbsa;http://www.eia.org/news/pressreleases/2007-07-12.354.phtml] After the merger, the combined membership will grow back to 400.

With affiliates in 40 states through CRITA and its role as Secretariat of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) ( [http://www.witsa.org Web site] ), a global network of 67 countries' IT associations, ITAA offers members access and influence across America and around the world.

On a policy front, the Association plays a leading role in issues of IT industry concern including information security, globalization, workforce, immigration, taxes and finance policy, digital intellectual property protection, telecommunications competition, workforce and education, immigration, online privacy and consumer protection, government IT procurement, human resources and e-commerce policy.

ITAA membership is open to any company with operations situated in the U.S. and offering IT products and services. Companies eligible for full IT membership include firms with headquarters, division offices, or branch offices located in the U.S. as well as foreign firms with subsidiary operations in the U.S. In addition, ITAA offers affiliate membership to firms that sell business products and services to IT companies.

ITAA Leadership

*Hank Steininger, Chairman of the Board of Directors
*Phil Bond, President;
*Martin Ennis, Senior Director, MIS
*Charlie Greenwald, Vice President Communications;
*Olga Grkavac, Exec. Vice President, ES Div.;
*Carol Henton, VP State & Local, West Coast;
*Trey Hodgkins, VP Federal;
*Joe Tasker, Senior VP & General Counsel;

ITAA Chairman of the Board Hank Steininger

Hank Steininger, managing partner of Grant Thornton's Global Public Sector practice serves as ITAA's Chairman of the Board of Directors.

As managing partner of the global public sector at Grant Thornton, Steininger is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of Grant Thornton International’s government business worldwide. He first joined the firm in 1994 and has held several jobs, including COO. Before joining Grant Thornton he held leadership positions at Ernst and Young in information technology, management consulting, accounting and auditing.

Steininger has been president of ITAA’s Public Sector Group Board of Directors. He is currently chairman of the Association of Government Accountants Corporate Partners Advisory Board and a member of the Washington Federal City Council.

As President of ITAA's Public Sector group, Hank was instrumental in elevating the association's focus on the State & Local IT marketplace and in enhancing the IT industry's collective voice on public sector policy issues such as procurement reform.

ITAA President Phil Bond

Before joining ITAA in August 2006, Bond served as Senior Vice President of Government Relations for Monster Worldwide. From 2001 to 2005, Bond was Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce for Technology and, from 2002-2003, served as Chief of Staff to Commerce Secretary Donald Evans. Bond's position at the Department of Commerce was eliminated after he left.

Bond served as Director of Federal Public Policy at Hewlett-Packard Company in 2001 and, between 1998 and 2001, was Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Treasurer of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). From 1993 to 1998, he was Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn (R-WA) and, from 1992-1993, was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense to Defense Secretary Dick Cheney.

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Real ID

ITAA has actively lobbied on behalf of the funding for the Real ID. [http://www.washingtontechnology.com/online/1_1/31487-1.html]

Some have asserted that Real ID will turn state driver’s licenses into a national identity card and impose numerous new burdens on taxpayers, citizens, immigrants, and state governments – while doing nothing to protect against terrorism. [http://www.techliberation.com/archives/042823.php] As a result, it is stirring intense opposition from many groups across the political spectrum. [http://www.realnightmare.org/] Critics have claimed that ITAA supports the national ID card because its member companies would benefit from financially from implementing the card. [http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/09/28/conflicts-of-interest-why-do-microsoft-aol-yahoo-red-hat-and-others-support-a-national-id/]

ITAA Publications - ITAA E-Letter

ITAA publishes a series of electronic newsletters. The [http://www.itaa.org/isec/pubs/ecurrent.cfm/ ITAA E-LETTER] covers the issues of the networked economy. These include coverage issues such as information and telecommunications public policy, as well as pertinent news about the businesses of electronic commerce, Internet service and enhanced telecommunications service providers. The ITAA E-LETTER is distributed exclusively by electronic mail and [http://www.itaa.org/newsroom/register.cfm?EventID=179 available for free] .

Member Organizations

*Accenture
*Acquisition Solutions Inc.
*ACS (Affiliated Computer Services)
*ActivIdentity, Inc.
*Adobe Systems, Inc. Federal Systems Division
*Advanced Information Services, Inc.
*Ajilon LLC
*Akamai Technologies
*Alon, Inc.
*Altarum
*American Systems Corporation
*Analex Corporation
*AOL, Inc.
*Apogen Technologies Inc.
*Aprea & Company
*Arcot Systems
*Arthean
*AT&T
*Atsec Information Security Corporation
*Authentify, Inc.
*Autodesk, Inc.
*AZI Consulting
*BEA Government Systems, Inc.
*Bill Stover & Associates
*BizConnex, LLC
*Bob Steele Consulting
*Booz Allen Hamilton
*Bull Services
*Business Objects
*CA, Inc. (Computer Associates, Inc.)
*CACI International Inc.
*Caine Farber & Gordon, Inc.
*Capgemini
*Carpenter Associates
*CAST
*Catalyst International, Inc.
*CDW Government (CDW-G)
*Cenzic, Inc.
*CGI
*Cherokee Information Services
*ChoicePoint
*CIBER Corporation
*Circle Consulting Services, Inc.
*Cisco
*CLMS (Calibrated Lifecycle Management Services)
*Cloudmark, Inc.
*Cognizant Technology Solutions
*Cohen & Grigsby, PC
*Collaborative Solutions
*COLMAR Corporation
*Compubahn, Inc.
*Computer Frontiers, Inc.
*Computer Generated Solutions, Inc.
*Computer Marketing Associates, Inc. (CMA)
*Computer Sciences Corporation
*Computer Task Group, Inc. (CTG)
*Configuresoft
*Consist International, Inc.
*COVAD Communications Company
*Covansys
*Covert Security Solutions
*Crowell & Moring, LLP
*Curam Software
*Cyveillance, Inc.
*Daon, Inc.
*Data Systems Analysts, Inc.
*Decru, Inc.
*Dell
*Deloitte
*Deutsche Telekom
*Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin & Oshinsky, LLP
*Digimarc
*DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP
*Donnell Systems, Inc.
*Dynamics Research Corporation
*Eagle Collaborative Computing Services Inc.
*EDS Corporation (Electronic Data Systems)
*Electronic Consulting Services, Inc.
*EMC
*Epok, Inc.
*Fakhoury & Lum PLC
*FCW Media Group
*Federal Solutions Group
*Fenwick & West LLP
*Forrester Research
*Fortress Technologies
*FPMI Solutions
*Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
*Friedman & Associates
*Fujitsu Limited
*GalexE.Solutions, Inc.
*GCS, Inc.
*General Dynamics Network Systems, Inc.
*Genpact
*Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
*Giesecke & Devrient Cardtech, Inc.
*Global Governments, Inc.
*Global Professional Solutions
*Global TechPro
*Goel & Associates, P.C.
*GovConnection, Inc.
*Grant Thornton LLP
*GTSI, Corp.
*Guerra, Kiviat, Inc
*GXS
*Hanover & Associates, Ltd.
*Harmony Information Systems, Inc.
*Harris Corporation
*HCL Technologies, Inc.
*Health eShare Technologies
*Health Hero Network Inc.
*Hendela System Consultants, Inc.
*Hewlett-Packard Co.
*Hexaware Technologies, Inc.
*Hogan & Hartson
*Holland & Knight LLP
*Howard Systems International, Inc.
* Hyperion Solutions Corp.
* IBM Corporation
* IBS Technology, Inc.
* Idea Integration
* Identix, Inc.
* Ifour
* ImageWare Systems, Inc.
* IMC
* immixGroup, Inc.
* Infoition News Services
* Infosys Technologies Ltd.
* Initiate Systems, Inc.
* INPUT
* Integic Corporation
* Intel Corporation
* Intelligroup, Inc.
* International Info Systems Security Certification Consortium
*Internet Security Systems, Inc.
*ITS Corporation
*JVKellyGroup, Inc.
*Kanbay Inc.
*Kearney & Company
*Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP
*Knowledge Consulting Group
*KPMG LLP
*L3 Communications - Titan
*Lancope, Inc.
*Larsen and Toubro Infotech. Ltd.
*LCG Systems, Inc.
*Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc.
*LexisNexis Government Services
*Lexmark International, Inc.
*Lockheed Martin Information Technology
*LogicaCMG
*Lumedx
*Majesco Software Inc.
*ManTech International Corporation
*MAXIMUS
*McAfee Security
*McConnell International, LLC
*McDermott Will & Emery
*McKenna, Long & Aldridge
*Merlin Technical Solutions
*Microsoft Corporation
*MorganFranklin Corporation
*Morrison & Foerster, LLP
*Motorola
*MRO Software Inc. - Public Sector
*Natoma Technologies, Inc.
*nCircle Network Security
*Neal Fox Consulting
*NEC USA
*neoIT.com
*netASPx
*Netezza
*netForensics, Inc.
* [http://www.netreflector.com NetReflector.com, Inc.]
*NIIT (USA) Inc.
*Nortel Government Solutions
*Northrop Grumman Information Technology
*Novell
*Olympus Security Group
*O'Neill Associates
* [http://www.one-tom.com One-Tom]
*Paragon Dynamics, Inc.
*Passlogix
*Pearson Government Solutions
*Performance Technology Partners, LLC
*Perot Systems Corporation
*Phil Butler & Associates, Ltd.
*Phoenix Technologies, Ltd.
*Pillsbury Wintrop ShawPittman
*Politec, Inc.
*Pragmatics, Inc.
*PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) Washington Federal Practice
*ProSight, Inc
*Quest Software
*Qwest Government Services, Inc.
*Raytheon Company
*Red Hat, Inc.
*Reliable Integration Services
* [http://www.mv.com/ipusers/lint/rex Rex Lint, Consultant]
* [http://www.rice-tech.com Rice Technology Solutions]
*Richard A. Slifer and Associates
* [http://www.robbinsgioia.com Robbins-Gioia, LLC]
*Rogers, Joseph, O'Donnell, & Phillips
*RS Information Systems, Inc.
*Sagem Morpho, Inc.
*SAIC
*Salesforce.com, Inc.
*SAP Americas
*Satyam Computer Services, Ltd.
*Securify
*Seed Capital Partners
*Self Group, The LLC
*Serendipity Consulting
*SGI Federal
*SI International, Inc.
*SMC3
*SonicWALL
*Specifics, Inc.
*SRA International, Inc.
*Strategic Enterprise Solutions
*Sun Microsystems Federal
*SunGard Availability Services
*Sybase, Inc.
*Symantec Corporation
*Syntel, Inc.
*System 1, Inc.
*TCS - America (Tata Consultancy Services)
*Technical and Project Engineering, LLC
*Technology Partnership Group, Inc.
*Teksystems
*Tele Atlas North America, Inc.
*Tenix America
*The Borland Group
*The Dalton Group, Inc.
*The Flyzik Group
*The Net Imperative, LLC
*TIBCO Government Solutions
*Tower Software
*TPI, Inc.
*Transportation Costing Group, Inc.
*Trend Micro, Inc.
*Tripwire Inc.
*Trusted Computer Solutions
*Tumbleweed Communications
*Turnberry Group, The
*UniLect Corporation
*Unisys
* [http://www.upek.com UPEK, Inc.]
*VCampus Corporation
*Venable, LLP
*Venture Management, Inc.
*VeriSign, Inc.
*Verizon
*Vertex Inc.
*VIACK Corporation
*Virtusa
*Visionary Integration Professionals, Inc.
*VJA Lexis Consulting
*Wachovia Corporation
*Walter R. McDonald & Associates, Inc.
*Ways Consulting Services
*Wipro Technologies
*Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
*WSI
*Xerox Corporation
*Xpert Universe
*Yahoo! Inc.
*Zelinger Associates

External links

* [http://www.itaa.org/ Information Technology Association of America web site]
* [http://www.shusterman.com/itaa.html ITAA CALLS ON CONGRESS TO RAISE CAP FOR TEMPORARY WORKERS] February 25, 1998 The Law Offices of Carl Shusterman website
* [http://www.itaa.org/newsroom/posting.cfm?ID=1900 Labor Market in Flux: How Can States Respond to Outsourcing, Labor Shortages & Job Creation?] 29-Apr-04 ITAA website newsroom
* [http://www.cio.com/archive/060104/evote.html/ E-Democracy: The Lowdown on E-Voting] June 1, 2004 Issue of CIO Magazine
* [http://www.witsa.org/ World Information Technology & Services Alliance web site]
* [http://www.crita.org/ Council of Regional IT Associations web site]
* [http://special.lib.umn.edu/findaid/xml/cbi00172.xml ADAPSO Records, 1960-1999] Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota
* [http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/display.phtml?id=329 Oral history interview with Lawrence Schoenberg] Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota


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