IT Job Prospects and Salaries on the Rise

Continued declines in interest and enrollment in computer science has troubled the computing community for the past few years. After the dot-com bubble burst, employment fell and computer science majors rationally followed suit. However, in the past couple of years this trend has continued to puzzle the field’s leaders who hear widespread but anecdotal stories […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 24

September 27 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights of the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the proposed Google-DoubleClick merger. 2 p.m., 226 Dirksen Building Markup: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a markup of pending legislation, including S.1965, the Protecting Children in the 21st Century […]

On Again, Off Again: E-voting Reform Stalls

Update 9/18: Apparently the title for this post is still apt. This legislation made it onto the calendar for House consideration earlier this week, but it looks like, once again, it has been pulled. We don’t expect to see action this week. The delay apparently still revolves around claims of whether the legislation unduly burdens […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 17

September 18 Meeting: The Department of Commerce will host the Inaugural National Summit on American Competitiveness. 8:30 a.m., Reagan Center Amphitheater, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.

Top Tech. Advisors Call for New Focus on IT Workers and Curriculum

The President’s top advisory council on science and technology issues today released a report finding that the current supply of U.S. networking and information technology professionals is falling short of what is needed. In addition to an inadequate number of workers, the report states that worker education and training is lacking. To address this, the […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 10

September 10 Hearing: The House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn Building September 12 Meeting: The Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Commerce on Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy will meet to discuss the recommendations they expect […]