TAG Capitol Update: January 2017

 

January 2017

       

 TAG CAPITOL UPDATE          Technology: Where Georgia Leads


2017 Georgia Legislative Session

 

The 40-day session of the Georgia General Assembly begins on January 9, 2017. Job creation, the economy, and education are high on Governor Deal's priority list this year. TAG is committed to working with our local, state, and federal elected officials to promote sound public policies that enhance the growth of the technology industry as well as Georgia’s overall economic development. 

             

High-Tech Day at the Capitol

 

Join TAG for a day at the Georgia State Capitol January 26th. We encourage you to join TAG in meeting with Georgia's state legislators to educate them about issues in the technology arena. During this year’s High-Tech Day, the Georgia technology community representatives will be urging legislators to move on TAG’s legislative agenda which focuses on five main policy areas: Business and Industry, Economic Development and Taxation, Education and Workforce, Procurement, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. TAG will brief you on the latest bills concerning technology and connect you with your legislator to educate them on our legislative agenda. Mark your calendar and come make a difference in our industry!

 

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Health IT Day at the Capitol

 

TAG Health and Georgia HIMSS have teamed up to co-sponsor Health IT Day at the Capitol 2017. You’re invited for a reading of the Health IT Day proclamation in the Georgia Senate at 10 AM, and then join us for lunch and a panel discussion by providers, payers, industry leader and legislators. The panel discussion will focus on identifying the resources we have in Georgia as well as the barriers to achieving success. We’ll also address the value health IT brings to the state and resources needed to support and encourage industry growth. Your presence is important – the health IT industry is a leading driver of Georgia's high tech economy and we want to make sure that the voices of the health IT community are heard.


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2016 Study Committee Reports

 

Study Committees examine various issues, reports are released which include any findings, recommendations, or legislative proposals a committee deems appropriate. This year the general assembly focused on high speed broadband access, financial technologies, venture capital investments, data security, and more. Click the link below to view a majority of Joint and Senate 2016 Study Committee Reports.

 

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Deal announces Georgia Higher Learning and Earnings dashboard

 

On January 3, Gov. Nathan Deal announced that the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) has released the Georgia Higher Learning and Earnings (GHLE) dashboard and research report. The GHLE dashboard and report provide earnings information for graduates of Georgia's universities and technical colleges who work in the state after earning their degrees.


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TAG Government Affairs & CompTIA DC Fly-In 

 

Join TAG's Government Affairs team and CompTIA for the next DC Fly-In, where members will be able to hold face-to-face meetings with Congressional members and their staffs, and attend the Tech Policy Summit where we'll discuss how public policy is affecting cybersecurity, small business and the IT workforce.

 

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A Cybersecurity Agenda for the 45th President

 

This report lays out specific recommendations for the next administration’s cybersecurity policy. It identifies the policies, organizational improvements, and resources needed for this. It builds on the 2009 Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency, a foundational document for creating a strategic approach to cybersecurity.

  

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Isakson Outlines Priorities For 115th Congress 

 

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., took his third oath of office in the U.S. Senate as the 115th Congress convened today. He again marked the occasion with his family in attendance in the Senate chamber, including his wife Dianne, their three grown children, spouses and grandchildren.

  

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Senator David Perdue Announces New Committee Assignments  

 

U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) announced he will serve on the Armed Services, Banking, Agriculture, and Budget Committees in the 115th Congress. Senator Perdue’s role on these powerful committees will help him better serve the people of Georgia.

  

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New York State Proposed Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies

 

On December 28, 2016, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) released revisions to their proposed Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies.  The rules were originally set to take effect on January 1; however, that date has now been extended to March 1 to allow for impacted entities time to comply as well as an opportunity to file comments on the proposed revisions.  Public comments are due January 27.

  

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In This Issue

State:

High-Tech Day at the Capitol

Health IT Day at the Capitol

2016 Study Committee Reports

Deal Announces Georgia Higher Learning and Earnings Dashboard

   


Federal:

 

TAG Government Affairs & CompTIA DC Fly-In

 

A Cybersecurity Agenda for the 45th President


Isakson Outlines Priorities For 115th Congress

Senator David Perdue Announces New Committee Assignments

New York State Proposed Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies

 

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TAG Capitol Contacts

Larry Williams 
President & CEO
LWilliams@tagonline.org
(470) 823 - 3546


Heather Maxfield
Vice President, Government Relations & Statewide
Heather@tagonline.org
(404) 920 - 2022


Joseph Santoro
Director of External Affairs
Joseph@tagonline.org
(404) 526 - 6049 

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