Here is the official transcript of my testimony on Language Drives Economic Growth, Creates Jobs, and Fosters Competitiveness for U.S. Businesses before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, The Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia on A National Security Crisis: Foreign Language Capabilities in the Federal Government.
We left behind this small paper for government officials to read. My major contribution here was to change the narrative from the size of the language business to the impact localization makes on the international success for US business. Global revenue of American companies is a much bigger number than the size of the language business.
To this day, I am working hard to convince localizers that it is not important how big they are, but how much they contribute to their clients, communities, and countries.