“We are pleased to join BSA and look forward to collaborating with fellow member companies,” Jason Mahler, Oracle’s vice president of government affairs, said in a press statement touting the move.
BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman added, “The addition of Oracle’s expertise and thought leadership to our global advocacy programs and initiatives will help us accomplish even more on priority issues.”
Oracle is in the hardware and software business. The BSA focuses on intellectual property and other high-tech matters.
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Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.