CompTIA Membership allows you to connect to the Business of Government Technology

Technology is constantly evolving, and it’s the people behind these innovations that can make a difference in government partnerships. CompTIA membership in the public sector can help you make that connection. It is part of the government’s job to create and enforce regulations. It’s not as simple as it sounds. The government needs to rely on experts in technology business to ensure that these policies are just and fair. There are many ways to get people’s input. There are many ways to voice your opinion, including formal public-private partnerships, multi-country roundtables, state and local government agencies, and membership in your industry association.
Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships
Participation in public-private partnerships is one way that technology companies of any size can make a mark on the sector. Public-private partnerships allow technology companies to work together with important government agencies in order to solve the most pressing problems facing the public and private sectors.
Cybersecurity is a critical issue. CompTIA’s The Business of GovTech centered on cybersecurity during a conversation with Jamie Brown, senior vice president of global government affairs at Tenable (a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions for vulnerability management). Brown discusses how the government and private sector can benefit from each other’s cooperation.
Brown stated that “Leveraging public-private partnership is all about engaging stakeholders.” It’s about fostering best practices and providing effective guidance. It is crucial for cybersecurity in a world where technology and risk changes so quickly.
CompTIA’s Public Sector Councils members are in prime position to provide input to the government on key vulnerabilities or current attacks. This is to help with everything from protecting the nation’s electric grid to keeping email safe from hackers.
Brown says that the government benefits from these partnerships because they have access to the best industry experience and expertise, while the private sector benefits from a partnership with a convening body.
Brown stated that technology expertise and experience, combined with the authority of government, equals effective technology policies.

CompTIA Public Sector Councils are a network of top technology companies and dedicated professionals that connect with key government officials to improve their ability to grow their careers and businesses. Get involved today to build these partnerships.
Observing Space as Technology Platform
CompTIA’s involvement with the space market may seem intriguing at first glance. There is a clear connection. While exploration and space travel are likely to come to mind when you think about space, as a technology association we’re interested only in the technology companies operating in the space industry. There are many of them.
“CompTIA offers a unique proposition to Space Enterprise Council members,” stated David Logsdon (senior director, public sector, CompTIA), in a recent issue CompTIA World magazine. “You’re not space businesses for many of these companies. Data companies are those that use satellite platforms to deliver data services, including satellite imagery, broadband communications, and value-added GPS services. We see space as a way to reach our goal. He said that it’s a much bigger conversation.
CompTIA’s Space Enterprise Council members are at the forefront of discussions about space and innovative technology. The council provides insight into the economic and national security benefits that Americans receive from the nation’s space program.
It is important to make concerted efforts to strengthen ties with Brazilian and Latin American partners.
“Latin America is a strategic marketplace for U.S. satellite companies, with many long-term allies in this region. Logsdon stated that Latin America is considered a hub for satellite technology innovation, especially in the small sector.
CompTIA hosted the first Americas Space Summit last month. The virtual event featured presentations by leaders from key Latin American countries such as Argentina (Bolivia), Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Paraguay on space activities, technological innovations and challenges. The event was also attended by leaders from NASA and the U.S. Department of State.
CompTIA member companies have the opportunity to build relationships with key space leaders from these countries, which can help them further their collaboration and partnerships.
The CompTIA Space Enterprise Council invites technology companies operating in the space market, to join the discussion.
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