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  • Why we joined HSITAG

    by Gary Davis, Executive Vice President, CMA Consulting Services  | July 08, 2019
    Gary Davis, Executive Vice President at CMA Consulting Services, explains why his organization joined HSITAG.
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  • Artificial Intelligence Panel on Capitol Hill a Reminder that Skills Are Key to Tech Growth

    by Geoff Lane  | June 27, 2019
    A discussion on AI was held before a packed room of Congressional staff and other stakeholders, and covered an array of topics such as AI’s enabling factors (data), who is using it (businesses and individual consumers), the hurdles to additional adoption (not enough data), and why we need it (to improve lives, workflows, and customer experiences, along with winning the global AI race).
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  • What Will Marijuana Laws Mean to Health and Human Services?

    by Scott Dunn, Optum Government Solutions  | June 19, 2019
    For 25 years, the Human Services Information Technology Advisory Group (HSITAG) has been identifying and monitoring critical HHS issues, including reaching out to state and federal officials, with a particular focus on how technology systems and automation could be used to help improve the lives of HHS professionals and the constituencies they serve.
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  • Tech in California Is Not Just About Silicon Valley

    by Roger Hughlett  | May 16, 2019
    California’s tech industry – which directly contributes $481.7 billion or 18.9 percent to the state’s annual GDP – is about much more than Silicon Valley, according to the 2019 Cyberstates report.
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  • HSITAG Gives Back Through Charitable Giving Committee

    by Patty Donaldson, Diona, and Teri Lewis, Accenture  | May 15, 2019
    Every year, as part of CompTIA’s overall charitable giving, HSITAG is provided $10,000 to fund a charity of its choosing. So, we established our Charitable Giving Committee to research and identify nonprofit organizations that could benefit from these financial donations.
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  • Tech Shines Bright in the Lone Star State

    by Charlie Schoenthaler  | May 14, 2019
    Texas added more than 17,800 tech jobs in 2018 – the third most of any state – and with nearly 983,000 IT workers, Texas has the second-most tech jobs in the country (behind California). Software and web developer jobs were the most in-demand, growing at a pace of 5.8 percent year-over-year.
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  • The Future of the Harmonized System used in Global Trade

    by Roger Hughlett  | May 13, 2019
    The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System generally referred to as "Harmonized System" or simply "HS" is a multipurpose international product nomenclature developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO).
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  • Where Are Tech Jobs Thriving in the U.S.?

    by Emily Matzelle  | May 09, 2019
    Tech jobs are thriving across the United States. Read on to learn which states have added the most jobs in technology, what sectors are in-demand and who is hiring.
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  • Cyberstates Report Shows How Critical Technology Sector Is to U.S. Economy

    by Roger Hughlett  | May 07, 2019
    There were more than 11.8 million people with technology jobs in the United States last year – an increase of 260,865 jobs between 2017 and last year. And while most of these jobs continue to be concentrated in major tech hubs, a solid number of states from the South and Midwest ranked within the top ten for total net tech employment, according to the new Cyberstates™ report from CompTIA.
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  • Survey Reveals Biggest Issues Facing Local Government IT Officials

    by Roger Hughlett  | March 20, 2019
    The Public Technology Institute (PTI) recently released results from the "2019 Trends in the Local Government IT Workforce: Professional Development, Skills and Hiring National Survey."
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  • Why we joined HSITAG

    by Gary Davis, Executive Vice President, CMA Consulting Services | Jul 08, 2019
    Gary Davis, Executive Vice President at CMA Consulting Services, explains why his organization joined HSITAG.
    Full story