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  • Obama pushes tech startup community for more diversity

    WASHINGTON -- If startups in the tech sector and other high-growth industries are going to continue to emerge and thrive, the business landscape must become a more inclusive environment, one that is more welcoming of women, minorities and regions outside major urban and university centers, the White House is warning.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin06 Aug. 15 23:25
  • CIO role is crucial to federal data governance

    As federal agencies find themselves awash in data collected through far-flung cloud, mobile and sensor-enabled IT systems, the CIO has a pivotal role to play in establishing sound governance structures.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin23 July 15 00:24
  • Will the White House disappoint on H-1B displacements?

    A top White House official told House lawmakers this week that the replacement of U.S. workers by H-1B visa holders is troubling and not supposed to happen. But it is hard to tell whether the administration will do anything about it. The signals are mixed.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau17 July 15 20:45
  • Premier 100 IT Leader: Alissa Johnson

    A peculiar atmosphere takes hold within <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov">White House</a> IT operations as a change in presidential administrations nears: The enthusiasm for undertaking new projects seems to wane.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau23 Feb. 15 22:42
  • New Programs Aim to Boost Computer Science Education

    The Obama administration is unveiling a series of new efforts aimed at boosting computer science education at the K-12 level, including funding commitments from tech companies and philanthropic organizations and pledges from dozens of school districts to expand their curriculum offerings.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin10 Dec. 14 02:49
  • Hypocrisy and connections help IT outsourcing firms

    The liberal group Center for American Progress (CAP) advocates restricting the use of H-1B visas by offshore outsourcing firms. Its recommendations are designed to get offshore firms to hire more U.S. workers and curb their ability to move jobs offshore.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau14 Nov. 14 04:37
  • Government open data proves a treasure trove for savvy businesses

    Ever since President Obama signed the Open Data Executive Order, government agencies have been making their vast data stores available to the public. These once-secret data sets are proving a valuable business resource, too.

    Written by Cindy Waxer24 March 14 10:37
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