• Drones and Smart Cities: Transforming the Lives of Citizens

    by Lana Sansur  | January 26, 2018
    Last week, CompTIA hosted the first in a series of webinars for the newly established Emerging Technology Committee which represents the federal, state and local ecosystems. The webinar titled, “Drones and Smart Cities: Transforming the lives of Citizens,” examined drones and their ability to deliver services more rapidly and more efficiently to residents and how the influx of emerging technologies such as drones will help develop smart cities.
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  • California SGA Meeting and Decision Makers Dinner- Sacramento, CA - January 17, 2018

    by Kelly Hitt  | January 18, 2018
    The California State Government Affairs Committee held its first policy meeting of the year on Wednesday, January 17th in Sacramento, CA. During the meeting we honored Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D- Thousand Oaks) with CompTIA’s 2017 California Technology Champion award.
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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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  • States Gear Up for 2018 Sessions – Are you Ready??

    by Alexi Madon  | December 18, 2017
    Have you noticed that states are passing laws impacting technology? Does your company operate in more than one state? Have you ever been taken by surprise when your company has a new compliance procedure because of a new regulation that went into effect? This is the time to consider CompTIA Advocacy!
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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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  • Change to One of the Most Important Laws of the Internet Could Have Unintended Consequences

    by Matthew Starr | Mar 15, 2018
    On February 27, the House passed the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) by a 388-25 vote. Given the overwhelming support for the bill reflected in the vote, you might think this bill was largely non-controversial, but you’d be mistaken. Despite FOSTA’s vital goal of curbing online sex trafficking and protecting its victims, the bill has been opposed by groups like the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Center for Democracy and Technology, as well as many tech companies and trade associations, including CompTIA.
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