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  • Obama says stimulus helps keep IT jobs onshore

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 11:19 pm

    The White House claim today that the U.S. has created or saved about 2 million jobs as a result of federal stimulus spending is not evident as far as IT is concerned -- not yet at least.
  • Is the federal stimulus creating tech jobs? The government isn't saying

    Posted October 22, 2009 - 9:27 pm

    One obvious follow-up question to the U.S. government's announcement this month that the federal stimulus has created or saved 30,000 jobs so far is this: How many were IT and engineering jobs? Unfortunately, there isn't an answer.
  • White House plan to create 600K jobs in 100 days won't help tech

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 4:04 pm

    The real impact of the nearly $800 billion stimulus package on shrinking IT employment remains in the future, despite President Obama's plan to expedite hiring of some 600,000 people over the next 100 days.
  • Vendors look for piece of stimulus cash with new BI apps

    Posted June 5, 2009 - 11:47 am

    The Obama administration's demand that government officials closely track and report how $787 billion in economic stimulus money is being spent was not lost on major software vendors such as SAP and IBM, which have quickly rolled out BI tools that are supposed to help meet the mandate.
  • Stimulus bill to provide 'windfall' for wireless providers, ABI projects

    Posted May 26, 2009 - 8:26 pm

    The economic stimulus package passed earlier this year will provide a $6.8 billion windfall to the wireless communications industry, projects ABI Research.
  • With six-core chips, AMD preps for stimulus money fight

    Posted April 23, 2009 - 10:27 am

    The U.S. government is beginning to spend billions of dollars quickly to stimulate the economy. And that may be why AMD said this week it is releasing its six core Opteron chip in June, well ahead of schedule, and plans to follow it early next year with a chip code-named Magny-Cours that will ship in eight- and 12-core models. After that, it plans a 16-core chip in 2011.
  • Put more IT spending in stimulus plans, Obama adviser says

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 9:38 am

    Governments will get better returns from investments in technology than other kinds of economic stimulus programs.
  • Broadband stimulus meeting short on answers

    Posted March 10, 2009 - 2:43 pm

    The kick-off public meeting to determine how two U.S. government agencies should spend about $7 billion to improve broadband deployment across the nation produced more questions than answers.
  • Groups recommend rules for broadband grants

    Posted March 9, 2009 - 5:15 pm

    Broadband advocacy groups call for the U.S. government to spend broadband stimulus money on high speeds and on competition.
  • Report calls for US policies to encourage faster broadband

    Posted March 5, 2009 - 4:11 pm

    A new report calls for U.S. government policy to encourage broadband speeds of more than 50Mbps across the country.
  • US agencies face broadband stimulus challenges

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 5:59 pm

    Broadband experts say U.S. agencies will have difficulty allocating broadband money in the recent U.S. economic stimulus package.
  • FTC warns of bogus economic stimulus sites

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 3:24 pm

    Some Web sites appearing to offer free government grants tied to a recently passed economic stimulus package can end up bilking unwary consumers out of more than $1,000, the FTC said Wednesday.
  • Alcatel-Lucent CEO: Stimulate broadband

    Posted March 3, 2009 - 10:31 am

    Stimulus packages that are being put in place in response to the global financial crisis are overly focused on physical infrastructure, and not the digital agenda, said Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen, during his keynote at the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany, on Tuesday.
  • Intel expects stimulus packages to boost IT spending

    Posted March 2, 2009 - 12:04 pm

    Economic stimulus packages by governments around the world could increase demand for information technology products, an Intel executive said Monday.
  • Lawmaker questions gov't money for broadband roll out

    Posted February 26, 2009 - 3:12 pm

    Even though she has constituents in her congressional district who want broadband but can't get it, Representative Marsha Blackburn suggested Thursday that government should have little to no role in stimulating broadband deployment.
  • E-Verify hiring mandate dropped from stimulus bill

    Posted February 15, 2009 - 11:19 am

    A provision that would have forced employers who get money federal stimulus money to first vet the employment status of their workers using the federal E-Verify program has been stripped from the final version of the US$787 billion spending package .
  • Stimulus bill keeps H-1B hiring limits on bailout recipients

    Posted February 15, 2009 - 11:16 am

    A provision intended to require banks receiving federal bailout funds to give hiring priority to U.S. workers over foreigners with H-1B visas was left in the economic stimulus package when U.S. House and Senate negotiators agreed on a compromise bill this week.
  • US Congess passes huge economic stimulus bill

    Posted February 15, 2009 - 11:13 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have both passed the final version of a huge economic stimulus package, including billions of dollars for broadband deployment and electronic health records.
  • US House passes final version of stimulus package

    Posted February 13, 2009 - 3:54 pm

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the final version of a huge economic stimulus package, including money for broadband deployment and health IT.
  • Critics question effectiveness of broadband stimulus

    Posted February 13, 2009 - 1:37 pm

    Several groups praised the U.S. Congress for including billions of dollars for broadband deployment in a huge economic stimulus package, but critics questioned whether the broadband provisions will create jobs and bring high-speed Internet access to a significant number of U.S. residents.
  • Senate approves $838 billion stimulus package

    Posted February 10, 2009 - 3:00 pm

    The U.S. Senate has approved a $838 billion economic stimulus package, including money for broadband and health IT deployments and for an Internet-based smart electricity grid.
  • Senate moves closer to passing stimulus package

    Posted February 9, 2009 - 5:17 pm

    The U.S. Senate moved closer Monday to passing a huge economic stimulus package, but a compromise version of the bill cuts about $2 billion in spending for broadband deployment across the U.S.
  • Dell: Stimulus package can be improved

    Posted February 3, 2009 - 3:46 pm

    An economic stimulus package going through the U.S. Congress has provisions that could start a trade war and fails to address U.S. competitiveness, Dell's chairman and CEO said Tuesday.
  • US House passes $819 billion stimulus package

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 9:03 pm

    The House of Representatives has passed an $819 billion economic stimulus package, with money for broadband deployment, health IT and a national electric smart grid included.
  • Obama details recovery plan but short on broadband goals

    Posted January 26, 2009 - 10:45 am

    President Barack Obama has outlined more details of his recovery plan but came up short on specific goals for broadband expansion.
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