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  • IT workers replaced by foreign labor may regain federal benefit

    As Southern California Edison (SCE) began replacing its IT workers with foreign labor, several IT employees asked the U.S. government for help. They submitted an application for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), and explained why they believe trade played a role in their job loss.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau24 June 15 20:07
  • Stung, White House orders rapid cybersecurity fixes

    The White House has ordered federal agencies to take immediate steps to make some basic cybersecurity fixes. The move follows a massive breach of government employee records.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau16 June 15 06:16
  • IBM defends use of temp visa workers

    IBM says the growth in technologies such as cloud, analytics, mobile and security is "exacerbating the skills shortage" in the tech industry, and underscores the need for temporary foreign tech workers.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau23 May 15 03:11
  • White House making it easier to get an L-1 visa

    The White House has released a memo intended to give clarity over how businesses may use the temporary L-1 work visa, a document derided by critics of the H-1B visa.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau26 March 15 23:10
  • Behind the White House's claim of 545,000 unfilled IT jobs

    Earlier this week, the White House announced a plan to use $100 million in H-1B fees to help train people for technology jobs. To make its case for this new program, it said there were 545,000 "unfilled jobs" in information technology.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau14 March 15 01:02
  • The White House's $100M, H-1B funded tech job plan comes under fire

    The White House has established a $100 million program that endorses fast-track, boot camp IT training efforts and other four-year degree alternatives. But this plan is drawing criticism because of the underlying message it sends in the H-1B battle.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau10 March 15 07:16
  • U.S. to allow some H-1B worker spouses to work

    The White House today said it is giving final approval to a rule change that will allow some H-1B visa workers' spouses to get jobs.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau25 Feb. 15 08:52
  • Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour wins Oscar

    A documentary on whistleblower Edward Snowden won the Oscar for the best documentary feature, in a shot in the arm for people worldwide protesting against alleged U.S. intrusions into the privacy of people in the country and abroad.

    Written by John Ribeiro23 Feb. 15 17:03
  • In six months, the White House has replaced its top IT leaders

    Steven Spielberg's biopic, Lincoln, included a famous line President Lincoln may or not have said: "I am the President of the United States, clothed with immense power." That description might apply today to D.J. Patil.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau21 Feb. 15 02:09
  • Microsoft: Biometrics are the future of Windows 10 security

    With the use of passwords coming under increased scrutiny, Microsoft is taking steps to move beyond them in Windows 10. Its biggest move: Joining the FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance and adding support for the biometrics technology in the upcoming <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2688078/microsoft-windows/microsoft-windows-165000-first-look-windows-10.html">upgrade of the OS, which has been slated to ship this year</a>.

    Written by Paul Krill18 Feb. 15 08:12
  • White House wants 10% hike in cybersecurity spending

    The White House, citing the peril posed to the government and private sector by cyberattacks, wants more money for cybersecurity research, technology and investigators.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau04 Feb. 15 01:08