New R&D Tax Credit Legislation Introduced in Senate

Today, Senator Tom Carper (D-Del) introduced S. 2715, the “COMPETE Act of 2014.” This legislation would permanently extend and increase the Alternative Simplified Credit from 14% to 25%.  It would also expand the availability of the R&D tax credit to firms performing contracted R&D, as well as to those firms that pay universities to conduct…

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SMAC Chicago Highlights the Challenges and Trends in Technology Convergence

Experts from academic, business, government and member-based organizations all chimed in Tuesday morning on the challenges and changes that come with the blend of social, mobile, analytic and cloud technologies.  “Convergence will only continue to make technology work for us,” said Mike Hettinger, senior vice president for Tech America, powered by CompTIA, which produced the…

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CompTIA Commends Recent Workforce Development Milestones

CompTIA applauds the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) Act, which provides greater flexibility for the use of funding resources—an emphasis on the value of industry certifications and accelerated training. Passage of this important legislation coincides with the release of Vice President Biden’s report on nationwide workforce development initiatives in the United States….

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House Passes the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

Today the House passed H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (“ITFA) on a voice vote. Since its initial enactment in 1998, the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) has been extended three times and is now set to expire on November 1, 2014. The ITFA bans federal, state and local governments from taxing Internet…

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From the Archives

  • Making sense of the Cloud – Testimony from the Texas House of Representatives

    I recently had the opportunity to testify in front of the Texas House of Representatives Committee on State Affairs and Committee on Technology about methods of cloud computing that would help streamline agency operations and generate greater efficiencies for more cost-effective solutions.  Upon my return, I thought it would be beneficial to highlight my experience…