Panetta's determination that the vast majority of H-1B visas workers used by offshore outsourcers are men (85%) is based on the IEEE-USA's own findings. The organization has been trying to get federal data to discover the exact male/female percentage of H-1B visa holders, but has been unable, so far, to do so. Panetta urged the committee to pursue the data issue with federal agencies.
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