H-1B Applications Open Today!

Today the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B Visa petitions. The H-1B Visa cap for FY 2015 is 85,000, with 20,000 visas reserved for holders of Master’s Degrees awarded by U.S. universities. There are never enough H-1B visas to cover the needs of the tech industry. For example, in 2013 USCIS…

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The Economic Impact of High-Skilled Immigration Reform

Reposted with permission from Policy@Intel. The best argument for increasing the number visas issued to highly skilled immigrants is the positive impact they have on the U.S. economy. A new report by the Congressional Budget Office and a “Jobs Loss Calculator” unveiled today by Compete America highlight the economic impact of immigration reform and make clear the urgency…

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Happy 25th Birthday to the World Wide Web!

Today marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most influential communication mediums in human history: the World Wide Web.  As is the case with most groundbreaking innovations, the work that went into developing the World Wide Web is often overshadowed by the results of its invention.  So today, on the 25th anniversary of the…

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The industry’s take on federal IT acquisition reform

Originally posted by Government Matters The House passed FITARA for the second time last week. The bill, co-sponsored by Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), would fundamentally reform the way government buys technology. Uncle Sam spends more than $80 billion on I.T. each year. Mike Hettinger, senior vice president of the public sector…

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  • The Economic Impact of High-Skilled Immigration Reform

    Reposted with permission from Policy@Intel. The best argument for increasing the number visas issued to highly skilled immigrants is the positive impact they have on the U.S. economy. A new report by the Congressional Budget Office and a “Jobs Loss Calculator” unveiled today by Compete America highlight the economic impact of immigration reform and make clear the urgency…