Barack Obama

Obama and the Google Adminsitration.

. For years, government integrity groups, journalists and major media and communications companies have raised questions about Google’s cozy ties to the administration of President Obama, whose campaigns have taken in massive amounts of money in political contributions from the Silicon Valley giant. But often, these questions were dismissed as scandalmongering or sniping from industry…

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Antiquated 20th Century Rules Will Hinder Latino Growth in 21 Century HiTech Sector.

  Recently, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his plan to use antiquated, 20th Century telephone rules to help protect Internet openness in the 21st Century. The move puts at risk some of the crucial policy initiatives that Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association and organizations have championed for years: increasing broadband adoption and digital…

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The Real Cost of Regulating the Internet.

The open Internet debate has long focused on protecting content developers from discriminatory treatment by Internet service providers (ISPs). Those who advocate in favor of strong network neutrality rules typically argue that “the next Facebook” or “the next Google” will never see the light of day in a world where ISPs can arbitrarily block or…

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The Internet has been One of the Greatest Gifts our Economy says President Obama.

  The President’s Statement An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life. By lowering the cost of launching a new idea, igniting new political movements, and bringing communities closer together, it has been one of the most significant democratizing influences the world has ever known. “Net…

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DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW HOW MANY CYBER PROFESSIONALS THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS?

Nearly everyone agrees there’s a shortage of cybersecurity professionals across government.  But quantifying the precise cyber talent gap remains an inexact science. “We always hear from agencies that they need more cybersecurity people, but they have a very difficult time pointing to what those positions are,” Tim Polk, assistant director for cybersecurity in the White…

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Should an 80 Year-Old Law Apply to the Internet?

Yesterday was the 80th anniversary of the Communications Act of 1934. The Act was established to regulate telephone, telegraph and radio so that all U.S. citizens could receive basic communication services. It contains seven sections, Title I through Title VII. Title II, the section on common carrier regulation, has been making headlines recently, with some…

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Looking for a Needle in a Haystack

When you look into all the computers, smartphones, tablets and devices connected to the Internet, you begin to get a feel for the size of the data set from which cyber intelligence is gathered. This subject has drawn a significant amount of interest ever since the Edward Snowden leaks and that is sure to continue…

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LISTA Applauds Maria Contreras-Sweet as New Small Business Administration Head.

Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association , the Leading Latino Technology Association, applauds the confirmation of Maria Contreras-Sweet as the head of the Small Business Administration. Jose A. Marquez-Leon National President and CEO of LISTA #TechLatino, made the following statement: “We are overwhelmed with emotion on the confirmation of Maria Contreras-Sweet as the New…

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Tech Giants Donating $750M for Government Push to Expand Broadband Access

Microsoft Corp., Apple Inc., AT&T Inc.,Verizon Communications Inc. and Sprint Corp. are among a group of companies pledging more than $750 million in computers, software and services to support the initiative. The commitments will be added to $2 billion in funds from Federal Communications Commission reserves to support President Barack Obama’s “ConnectED” program. Apple is providing $100 million to disadvantaged schools in the…

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