Tech trade group: Stimulus money is major focus


"There is a confluence of interest between the president and this association in terms of using technology to help this country really get our economy out of the doldrums," Hansen added. "Because of that, we think there is a real [tech industry] responsibility ... for that being successful."

In addition to working on stimulus-package spending, TechAmerica is working to pull together a coalition of companies and trade groups to push for a larger , Hansen said. Among the top priorities in the Innovation Now agenda are pushing green technology and health IT, patent reform, allowing foreign workers to stay in the U.S. and deploying broadband across the U.S., he said.