“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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Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.