The TechAmerica Foundation’s mission is to educate executives, policymakers, the media, opinion leaders, and the public on the size, scope, outlook, and impact of technology and to promoting technology led ideas that advance economic growth and U.S. competitiveness.
Launched in 1981, the TechAmerica Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the leading association for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy, and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, defense and federal IT forecasts, technology employment and international trade indicators, and other areas of national interest.
It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation’s findings with the public.
Specifically, the Foundation works to:
- Analyze the size and scope of the tech industry’s impact on the economy through our Cyberstates, Cybercities, and focused research reports
- Educate the public on factors influencing innovation, U.S. competitiveness, and the tech industry through our Competitiveness Series, short reports focused on explaining the basics of a single issue
- Forecast government technology spending patterns through our Vision program and conference, with a 5-year outlook for federal IT spending and a 10-year outlook for U.S. defense IT spending
- Hold award programs to educate the public on the importance and impact of technology in society
- Promote U.S. economic development and domestic job creation enabled by the use of technology
- Facilitate information sharing among the technology industry, government, and the public to promote economic growth and development and to enhance U.S. competitiveness