Friday, June 27, 2008

Software & Information Industry Association spent $227,866 to lobby in first quarter

Source : Click

The Software & Information Industry Association spent $227,866 in the first quarter to lobby on trade measures, outsourcing and other issues, according to a recent disclosure form.

The trade group, whose members include Adobe Systems Inc., McAfee Inc. and Intel Corp., also lobbied on bills to protect copyright and intellectual property, as well as proposals to overhaul the U.S. patent system.

In addition, the group lobbied on data security measures and legislation to crack down on identity theft, bills to promote math and science education, immigration matters and more, according to a disclosure form filed with the House clerk's office on April 21.

Besides Congress, the Software & Information Industry Association lobbied the Department of Education, the Federal Trade Commission and the Commerce Department, among other government agencies.

Among those registered to lobby for the group in the first three months of year was Mark Bohannon, former chief technology counsel at the Commerce Department.