CTSA brings together a growing number of professional staff who are passionate about technology issues for the purpose of policy and strategic development, growing relationships internally and externally, and collaborating to maximize efforts. CTSA does not take an official stance on policy, instead we seek to help provide tech staff with resources they need to better serve their Members, Committees, and the institutions of Congress, regardless of political affiliation and ideological stance.
CTSA has four standing objectives:
CTSA is proudly nonpartisan. The goal is to help tech staffers better serve their Members regardless of political affiliation.
CTSA takes no official stance on tech issues and does not form, direct, or advocate policy or legislation.
Members must be fellows, detailees, or full-time permanent staff employed by the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate. While CTSA is intended for staff whose main portfolio focuses on technology policy, tech issues, systems admins, and digital and social media directors, all staffers who are passionate about technology or are interested in learning more are welcome to attend our events and apply for membership.
A bipartisan group of tech staffers on the Hill formed CTSA to increase the expertise of technology policy and technical expertise. The founders banded together to leverage their resources, contacts, and combined knowledge to elevate the understanding of tech in Congress. Led by an Executive Staff, appointed by a Board of Directors, CTSA seeks to foster a community, facilitate networking both in and off the hill, and create a forum for professional development.
Executive Director: Madison Smith (R)
Executive Director: Svetlana Matt (D)
Membership Director: Amy Murphy
External Affairs Director: Mike Flynn
Professional Development Director: Burak Guvensoylar
Social Events Director: Victoria Rivas
Communications Director: Landon Zinda
CTSA seeks to foster a sense of community, facilitate networking both in and off the Hill, and create a forum for professional development. We will hold happy hours, briefings, working groups, roundtables, private gatherings, dinners and other events to accomplish these missions. Participants will range from Members, caucuses, staffers, and other stakeholders. If you’re interested in tech, you will have a number of opportunities to engage in a variety of venues and settings.
CTSA was founded in 2015 by thirty House and Senate staffers that were passionate about technology policy:
There are no membership dues at this time.