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  • Congress Passes Tax Overhaul

    by Geoff Lane  | December 20, 2017
    The United States Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act this week, a package of tax reforms that will overhaul the U.S. tax code for individuals and corporations. Not since 1986 has our tax code undergone such a comprehensive renovation. Consider that in 1986, laptops weighed dozens of pounds, Sergey Brin and Larry Page were still a decade away from launching Google, Mark Zuckerberg was a toddler, and a young Democratic Senator from Tennessee named Al Gore introduced a bill to require the Office of Science and Technology to explore improvements to communications networks for supercomputers.
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  • Reorganizing and Renaming the Cybersecurity Division of Department of Homeland Security

    by Randi Parker  | December 14, 2017
    Earlier this week, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 3359, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017. The legislation would rename the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
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  • USITO 2017 Fall Board Meeting in Beijing

    by Stefanie Holland  | December 13, 2017
    On November 27-30, Liz Hyman and Stefanie Holland attended the U.S. Information Technology Office (USITO) Board meeting in Beijing, China. The delegation of nearly 40 representatives from tech companies and associations met with U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad and the embassy team.
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  • Inaugural SLED Summit in Chicago Huge Success!

    by Jennifer Saha  | December 11, 2017
    Illinois has made some great progress in procurement reform over the past year and CompTIA’s State and Local Government and Education (SLED) Council membership gathered in Chicago last week to discuss the current business landscape as well as focus on some new innovative technologies being used in the state.
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  • The CompTIA HSITAG Council Meets in the Big Apple

    by Jennifer Saha  | December 05, 2017
    CompTIA’s Human Services IT Advisory Group (HSITAG) met in New York City at the end of November and a transition in leadership was the major focus. Mike Coulson of Deloitte, who has served as Chair for the past two years, turned over the leadership position to Paul Hencoski of KPMG. Elected as HSITAG Vice Chairs for the next two years were Jacque Gombach of Captuva and Kim Shaver of Northrup Grumman.
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  • “Restoring Internet Freedom” Means Ending Net Neutrality

    by Matthew Starr  | December 04, 2017
    On the afternoon before Thanksgiving, the FCC released a highly-anticipated draft of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order its commissioners will vote on in the Commission’s December 14 open meeting. The order, which will likely pass on a 3-2 party line vote, follows through on Chairman’s Pai’s proposal earlier this year to reclassify broadband back to an “information service” and largely eliminates all of the net neutrality rules the Commission passed in 2015.
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  • This Holiday Season, Give someone the Chance to Launch their Tech Career

    by Lisa Fasold  | December 01, 2017
    For two summers in a row, CompTIA and Creating IT Futures, working with Chicago Public Schools, secured summer internships for more than 100 high school students, including Azzaria Douglas.
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  • NASA Leadership Speaks at November CompTIA Space Enterprise Council Meeting about the Future of Human Space Exploration

    by David Logsdon  | November 16, 2017
    At this month’s CompTIA Space Enterprise Council meeting this week, Jason Crusan, Director of the Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Division within the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) presented an in-depth vision for both deep space exploration and technology innovation at the November 14th SEC meeting.
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  • CompTIA Space Enterprise Council Hosts the Brazilian Minister of Defense

    by David Logsdon  | November 16, 2017
    During the week of November 6th, the CompTIA Space Enterprise Council sent letters to Scott Pace, Executive Secretary for the National Space Council and Landon Loomis, Special Advisor for Western Hemisphere and Global Economics, Office of the Vice President calling on the Administration to pursue a Technology Safeguard Agreement (TSA) between the US and Brazil.
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  • CompTIA, WIIT Partner on Trade Talk on Tech; Congressional, White House, and Private Sector Panelists Highlight Current Priorities

    by CompTIA Staff  | November 03, 2017
    On November 2, CompTIA and Women in International Trade (WIIT) partnered on a well-attended Capitol Hill program on priority issues on the digital trade agenda. Congressman Dave Reichert, Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, opened the program, which included a government panel on the U.S. role in the digital economy and a private sector panel discussing challenges and opportunities for technology in trade.
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  • Congress Passes Tax Overhaul

    by Geoff Lane | Dec 20, 2017
    The United States Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act this week, a package of tax reforms that will overhaul the U.S. tax code for individuals and corporations. Not since 1986 has our tax code undergone such a comprehensive renovation. Consider that in 1986, laptops weighed dozens of pounds, Sergey Brin and Larry Page were still a decade away from launching Google, Mark Zuckerberg was a toddler, and a young Democratic Senator from Tennessee named Al Gore introduced a bill to require the Office of Science and Technology to explore improvements to communications networks for supercomputers.
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