WASHINGTON, D.C. – CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce, announced today that it has signed a new agreement with two organizations to promote closer relationships between the United States and Ecuador and an improved environment for bilateral trade and investment in space-related goods and services between the two nations.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by CompTIA’s Space Enterprise Council, Leviathan Space Industries, and the Ecuadorian Corporation for the Development of Research and the Academy (CEDIA).
“This agreement will lead to increased collaboration and stronger ties between the dynamic space industries in both nations,” said David Logsdon, Senior Director, Public Sector, and Executive Director of the Space Enterprise Council. “CompTIA looks forward to facilitating productive partnerships between private companies in the U.S. and Ecuador as the commercial space industry continues to grow and expand.”
The agreement focuses on four primary areas:
Developing strategies for advocating a U.S.-Ecuadorian space partnership in their respective administrations and legislatures.
Coordinating advocacy strategies and activities to share information and ideas, ensure consistency of messaging, and prevent duplication of efforts.
Developing joint letters with policy recommendations for both governments for use in these advocacy activities.
Collaboration on strategies that highlight space industry workforce development.
Future collaboration between the two groups may include joint policy papers, industry days, and facilitating space cooperation coordination between companies and government agencies from both nations, Logsdon said.
The SEC was founded in 2000 to represent businesses with a commercial interest in space. Throughout the years, the council has grown to represent all sectors of the industry including commercial, civil, and national security. As a forum for space-related companies, the council brings the collective power of its affiliation with CompTIA and its diverse members into a single, unified voice that is used in advocating member interests to policymakers.
For more information on participating in a CompTIA’s Space Enterprise Council, contact: David Logsdon at [email protected].
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