Tech Companies Lobby for U.S. Cybersecurity, Immigration RulesFri, 04/20/2012 - 14:15 — admin
April 19, 2012
Technology companies want the U.S. to bolster cybersecurity, ease immigration restrictions and let funds held abroad be repatriated, said a group with members including Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE)
“We want to make sure that America is a more competitive nation,” Carl Guardino, chief executive officer of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, said today in an interview at Bloomberg’s offices in Washington.
Members include software makers Microsoft, based in Redmond, Washington, and San Jose, California-based Adobe, along with scientific-testing equipment manufacturer Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) of Santa Clara, California, and cancer- treatment company Varian Medical Systems Inc. (VAR) of Palo Alto, California, according to the leadership group’s website. Its members employ one in three workers in California’s Silicon Valley, Guardino said.