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Why We’re #ThankfulForSoftware

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:37

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s the perfect time of year to reflect on what we’re thankful for. At BSA, our first answer is always software. We never cease to be amazed by how software improves our lives, both on a personal level and as a global community. One of the most impactful ways software … Read More >>

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Blockchain: Understanding a Software Technology That Will Advance New Solutions

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:02

The term “blockchain” – like cloud computing and IoT before it – keeps cropping up in new and different settings, yet few people still truly understand its operations or allure. Blockchain, most often linked to the digital currencies Bitcoin and Ethereum, serves as the foundation for many less publicized, but no less potentially valuable applications. … Read More >>

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BSA’s 2017 Software Champions

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 18:48

On Wednesday, we celebrated Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mark Warner and Reps. Will Hurd and Suzan DelBene as BSA’s 2017 Software Champions during a rooftop reception. I would again like to thank each Member of Congress for working tirelessly for the software industry, for their bipartisan leadership in educating others about software issues, and for their dedication to modernizing policies.

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How Today’s Cybersecurity Practices are Like the Railroads of the Civil War

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 17:03

** This op-ed first appeared in Morning Consult on October 3, 2017.** Imagine you live in the Civil War-era United States and the railroad is your primary means of long-distance transportation. In those days, the railway gauge (or, the distance between the rails on the track) varied widely. There wasn’t just one accepted standard – … Read More >>

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With Software, Every State’s a Tech Hub

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:03

Across the US, software empowers countless people and businesses, improving our lives each day in ways big and small. In Michigan, it’s reducing medical conflicts so Americans can live longer, healthier lives. In South Carolina, it’s improving transparency in police departments. In California, it’s helping design smarter and more sustainable infrastructure. Stories like these are … Read More >>

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Privacy Shield: A Strong Framework for Transatlantic Digital Trade

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 21:17

The Privacy Shield agreement has already improved data protection and digital trade between the EU and the US in its first year, and that should continue, writes Victoria A. Espinel.

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Closing the Gender Gap, One Girl at a Time

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 16:55

Software.org’s first Girls Who Code class graduated this week, and we are honored to have sponsored such a dedicated group of aspiring coders. Rather than spend the summer at the beach, these 17 young women spent the past seven weeks mastering sophisticated languages like HTML, CSS, and Python to build websites, program apps, and make … Read More >>

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