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US Cybersecurity Plan Welcomed, but Software Tracking Troubles IT Sector

The U.S. government is moving quickly and aggressively to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities affecting both the federal government and the private sector. ...

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Congress Backs Billions for Tech R&D Though Enactment Uncertain

The U.S. technology industry is guardedly supporting a massive legislative package designed to address a range of issues affecting the sector, including a federal commitment to add billions of dollars to government technology research and development programs ...

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Congress Backs Billions for Tech R&D Though Enactment Uncertain

The U.S. technology industry is guardedly supporting a massive legislative package designed to address a range of issues affecting the sector, including a federal commitment to add billions of dollars to government technology research and development programs ...

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Congress Backs Billions for Tech R&D Though Enactment Uncertain

The U.S. technology industry is guardedly supporting a massive legislative package designed to address a range of issues affecting the sector, including a federal commitment to add billions of dollars to government technology research and development programs ...

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Administration Takes Aggressive Approach to Stimulate Tech Investments

The U.S. government is moving at a brisk pace to launch information technology projects authorized by the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. Federal information technology providers are looking for the chance to participate in contracts flowing from the $1 billion allocated by the plan to the government's Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) ...

SCOTUS Tilts Toward Software Access in Ruling for Google

A legal dispute between Google and Oracle over software copyrights has now been decided, with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of Google. The Court's decision in Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc. was released on April 5, 2021 ...

Big Tech Urges SCOTUS to Ease Risk of Consumer Class Actions

Major information technology providers opposed to the broadening of class action litigation related to consumer protections have taken their case to the U.S. Supreme Court ...

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AI Contract Spending Set to Grow in Federal Market

The United States government is trying to get smarter about getting smart. Throughout the federal government, and especially in defense and national security, artificial intelligence (AI) is getting an increased amount of attention, including the adoption of hefty AI budgets. That should lead to increasing contract opportunities for information technology vendors with high competence in AI...

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New Administration Seeks $10B Boost for Federal IT Programs

The incoming presidential administration has proposed a stunning increase in support of federal investments in high technology. As part of the administration's plan to deal with the economic impact of COVID-19, the Biden proposal includes $10 billion for various federal information technology programs ...

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FTC’s Zoom Deal Signals Commitment to Security Enforcement

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is making good on a resolution to strengthen its enforcement of security deficiencies occurring in e-commerce transactions. The agency's recent action involving allegations of improper activities by teleconferencing provider Zoom Video Communications is a notable example ...

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Federal Spurt in Cloud Spending Will Extend Well Into the Future

The rapid expansion in the use of cloud technologies to support remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored that the U.S. government's increasingly high rate of cloud adoption will likely be sustained for the next several years ...

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Tech Firms Support Huawei Restriction, Balk at Cost

The U.S. government's policy to restrict federal agency exposure to products and services associated with Huawei Technologies and other China-based companies has gained the support of the U.S. information technology industry ...

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US E-Commerce Companies in the Dark on European Privacy Rules

The U.S. Commerce Department is attempting to negotiate an agreement that would help thousands of U.S. companies comply with policies designed to protect the personal privacy of European citizens. The department, and the European Commission, an arm of the European Union (EU), have initiated discussions to resolve privacy issues raised by the EU, according to an August 10 joint statement...

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US Makes $57B Available to Small and Disadvantaged IT Providers

United States government agencies will remain active in the information technology market, despite the impact of COVID-19 on agency operations. In fact, there is some evidence that the occurrence of the virus has spurred agencies to improve IT resources ...

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New DoD Security Regulations Have Ramifications for IT Contractors

With billions of dollars of federal contracts at stake, information technology providers are being swept up in the tide of a new U.S. Department of Defense information security requirement that will become mandatory for IT providers and other companies doing business with DoD ...

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‘New Normal’ Security Era Begins for US Agencies, Cloud Providers

United States government agencies and cloud technology providers are heading toward a reset in how they cooperate on cybersecurity challenges. The expected growth of cloud use will create a more complex federal security landscape, according to a recent report from Thales Group ...

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Data Breach Lawsuits: A Growing Risk for E-Commerce

The expanding world of Internet commerce likely will generate a corresponding expansion of data breaches, with the result that e-commerce businesses increasingly will become the targets of consumer class action lawsuits ...

Poor Website Designs Could Trigger Legal Actions

Internet marketing has become so popular that e-commerce retail sales in the United States are on pace to double between 2009 and 2018, with sales amounting to US$127.3 billion in just the second quarter of 2018, according to an August 2018 update from the U.S. Census Bureau. ...

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Software Providers Scramble to Satisfy World’s Largest IT Customer

In the competitive world of information technology, vendors must be alert to major changes within the potential customer base. In the federal IT market, the U.S. government increasingly has been using its status as the world's single largest IT customer to acquire products and services at competitively favorable costs ...

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DoD Launches JEDI Program Amid Cloud Provider Criticism

The U.S. Department of Defense has decided to bet on the cloud for much of its future information technology operations -- presenting significant opportunities for cloud service providers (CSPs) and related IT suppliers ...

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