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December 20, 2012
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  Policy Watch 
  • Feds plan to take legal route to fight cybercrime
    The U.S. government is aiming to arrest and prosecute international cybercriminals and to identify governments that steal intellectual property, and is training dozens of special prosecutors to handle the legal effort. "Whether it is a state-owned enterprise or a state-supported enterprise in China -- if you can figure out and prove that they've committed the crime, charging the company means they can't do business in the U.S., or in Europe," said John Carlin of the Justice Department's national security division. Defense News (12/18) , The Register (U.K.) (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology Trends 
  • Global economy takes a toll on technology innovation
    Governments and businesses around the world will spend less on researching and developing new technologies and products next year, according to a forecast from the nonprofit Battelle Memorial Institute, which blames the decline on national debts and economic uncertainty. The U.S. is expected to spend $423.7 billion on R&D in 2013, slightly less than this year when adjusted for inflation. Spending on academic research is expected to grow at a slower pace. The Wall Street Journal (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: U.S. tech is expected to fall behind Asia
    Technology will play a crucial role in how the world develops in coming decades, according to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's report "Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds." The U.S. is predicted to fall behind Asia by 2030 when it comes to technology investment. Big Data looms as a dominant technology for countries worldwide. Computerworld (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Career & Workforce Development 
  • Experts lament shortcomings of cybersecurity internship programs
    A cybersecurity internship can help students, but the stints often are too brief to provide the basic defensive and countermeasure training needed, experts say. "Students need to learn continuously when it comes to IT security. Whatever they learn during the internship would be irrelevant by the time they come out and work, due to the fast-paced nature of the industry," said Steven Miller, dean of the School of Information Systems at Singapore Management University. ZDNet (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness."
--Bertrand Russell,
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