The Arizona Technology Council partners with CompTIA to represent the interests of the information technology industry in Washington, D.C., particularly small and medium-sized businesses working to create jobs and boost the nation’s economy. CompTIA provides AZTC an opportunity to participate in monthly policy webinars to stay up-to-date on the latest tech policy issues in Washington. Our members can also participate, free of charge, in the CompTIA annual DC Fly-in each February. The Fly-in provides an opportunity to meet with Arizona members of Congress and hear from experts on the leading tech policy issues of the day.
As part of our partnership with CompTIA, AZTC is provided access to CapWiz, an online grassroots tool that supports our advocacy efforts. CapWiz is a powerful communications tool that serves as a hub for stakeholders in the technology industry to connect directly with policy makers in their district, stay up-to-date on the latest legislative activities and learn more about elected officials and their platforms. Through the platform AZTC is able to produce hundreds of letters and calls into local congressional offices each year.
As a resource for the IT industry at large, CompTIA supports legislative policies that advance free and open competition, promote a highly educated and technical workforce, encourage collaboration and cooperation in ideas and technology, and advance regulations that positively impact the ability of the private sector to effectively research, develop, integrate, manufacture, service and freely sell solutions in the global marketplace.