Cigital CEO Testifies Before House Appropriations Subcommittee; Payne Calls for Stronger Trade Agreements.DULLES, Va. -- At a Congressional hearing Congressional hearings are the principal formal method by which committees collect and analyze information in the early stages of legislative policymaking. Whether confirmation hearings — a procedure unique to the Senate — legislative, oversight, investigative, or a on protecting intellectual property rights, Jeffery Payne, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Cigital, Inc., emphasized that technology is not the sole answer to protecting software from piracy or misuse. Cigital is the Software Risk Management solution provider that helps companies protect themselves from the business risks of software failure. Payne testified before the House Appropriation Committee's Commerce-Justice-State (CJS CJS®
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"The only thing worse than no standard is a bad standard, and at this point, no technology solution has been demonstrated through public scrutiny to be strong enough to warrant Congressional action," said Payne. "My belief is that the best means of thwarting professional piracy is to work to put in place trade agreements with countries such as China that are conditioned upon their acceptance of international copyright laws and associated enforcement procedures."
Testifying along with Payne were other business and association executive thought leaders from such organizations as AOL (A division of Time Warner, Inc., New York, NY, www.aol.com) The world's largest online information service with access to the Internet, e-mail, chat rooms and a variety of databases and services. , Microsoft, the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America and the Business Software Alliance.
The field hearing was held on Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at George Washington University's Loudoun campus. Payne's full testimony can be found at http://www.cigital.com/news/iptestimony.pdf . The CJS Subcommittee is chaired by Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) and has jurisdiction over more than a dozen federal departments and agencies, including the Commerce Department, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission (FCC), independent executive agency of the U.S. government established in 1934 to regulate interstate and foreign communications in the public interest. and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Headquartered in Northern Virginia, Cigital is a leading authority and industry visionary on Software Risk Management (SRM (1) (Storage Resource Management) The management of the storage resources in an organization in order to avoid duplication of files and to determine space utilization across all servers. ). Founded in 1992 on the simple, compelling premise that software must work, Cigital helps companies identify, analyze and reduce the risks of software failure, making their business operations and products more reliable, safe and secure. The Company delivers consulting services based on the Cigital Advantage(SM), a proprietary methodology for full lifecycle SRM that is grounded in research and proven in practice. The constant innovation of its world-renowned Cigital Labs keeps Cigital at the forefront of software development and deployment, helping to solve the problems that affect businesses today and anticipate and avoid potential future trouble spots. With additional offices in Boston and Los Angeles, Cigital helps companies get their software under control so they can take charge of their business operations. Learn more about Cigital on the Web at http://www.cigital.com/ .
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