About 100 technology executives, including dozens of high-level officers and CEOs, met with White House officials and congressional leaders March 25 to discuss ways the tech industry can help turn around the economy — and the legislative agenda they say is needed to make that happen, CNET reports. Cisco CEO John Chambers, Hewlett-Packard Executive Vice President Mike Holston, and Solazyme CEO Jonathan Wolfson were some of the executives brought together in Washington by TechNet, a bipartisan political network of CEOs from the "innovation" economy. The organization unveiled its 2009 policy agenda, which includes some proposals already under way–such as support for green technologies and increased broadband infrastructure–as well as more controversial issues, like immigration reform and patent reform. The stimulus plan addresses some issues relevant to the tech community, such as health information technology and energy efficiency, but there needs to be "continued follow-through both from our side and their side," said Chris Hankin, senior director of federal government affairs for Sun Microsystems. The executives also appealed to the politicians to resist protectionist policies spurred by concern over U.S. job growth…

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