Your Guide to Deciphering Federal Market Alphabet Soup

The second day of our upcoming TechAmerica Foundation Vision Forecast Conference focuses on the civil departments and agencies (think non-defense). This day will cover an even wider range of the alphabet soup that is DC from USDA, NASA, State, Treasury, Energy and Transportation to Homeland Security, Justice, Veterans Affairs, and Health and Human Services. We…

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Get a Fresh Outlook of the Defense Market at our Vision Forecast

As many Vision veterans know, the first day of our TechAmerica Foundation Vision Forecast Conference focuses on defense.  We will cover everything from the macroeconomic and topline forecast to very specific breakout sessions on aircrafts, space, vehicles and shipbuilding. The day kicks off with one of my favorite presentations from Wayne Schroeder about the topline…

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State Bills Supporting Individual’s Right to Online Privacy

In recent weeks, several stories were reported on the hacking of celebrity digital accounts and their content, including nude photos, posted to several websites. While the practice of hacking into an individual’s account and posting personal images (including those of an explicit nature) has been happening for years, the public outrage has grown increasingly louder…

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Florida “Sales Tax Holiday” Stimulates Computer Sales, Saves Taxes

In 2013, at the urging of TechAmerica, Florida’s “Sales Tax Holiday” on computers, printers, software, and other computer related accessories first passed the Florida Legislature. The law was extended in 2014, and over the course of two years has saved Florida taxpayers more than $73 million. Florida’s legislature has enacted various annual “sales tax holidays” on…

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From the Archives

  • Adoption of Electronic Signatures will Greatly Improve Government Productivity

    In a letter dated July 14 2014, US Senators John McCain and Ron Wyden, and Congresswoman Anna Eschoo wrote to the Secretary of Commerce asking for an update on the implementation of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (E-SIGN) Act. The law was enacted in 2000, but fourteen years later it appears that…