Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.
American strength in information and technology is both a significant competitive advantage and a platform for expansive economic growth and opportunity. Business Roundtable supports policies that will leverage America’s strengths while safeguarding U.S. information and technology assets in a complex global environment. Challenges include policies that enable more intelligent and effective cybersecurity protection, global information technology (IT) policies that maximize the value of information in an interconnected world, and IT trends and their impacts on economic growth and business innovation.
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For BRT, Gasster will oversee a variety of policy and regulatory initiatives as they relate to cyber security and the Internet, permitting, energy production, health care coverage, labor, transportation and transparency, among other issues.
In a report released this week, Business Roundtable (BRT) expressed concerns about the emerging threat posed by local data server requirements now being implemented in several countries.
“Promoting Economic Growth through Smart Global Information Technology Policy” focuses on the significant downside of requiring the use of server infrastructure within the borders of a country, rather than allowing businesses flexibility to determine the most secure, reliable and economically effective locations for servers.
“The core issue is economic growth,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s Chairman and CEO, and Chairman of Business Roundtable Global IT Policy Subcommittee.
Promoting Economic Growth through Smart Global Information Technology Policy
The facts today confirm that world trade — exports and imports — is more essential than ever to U.S. economic growth and job creation, having risen from 20.4 percent of our nation’s gross domestic product in 1990 to 31.5 percent in 2011.