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January 17, 2013
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  Policy Watch 
  • Analysis: Lawmakers need to deal with several tech issues
    Congress needs to address significant issues that affect the technology sector, especially how best to deal with the "existential threat" of cyberattacks, Kenneth Corbin writes. Online privacy is another pressing issue, Corbin writes. (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology Trends 
  • Experts: Higher U.S. taxes, fiscal issues weigh on electronics industry
    Higher payroll taxes for Americans and the fiscal challenges facing governments around the world could have a negative effect on the electronics industry this year, according to experts. "We're a little worried that the U.S. consumers are not only sitting with a tax increase but a tax increase" that they hadn't expected, said Bruce Kasman of JPMorgan. Bill McClean of IC Insights had a sunnier outlook for the semiconductor industry and predicted that revenue and unit shipments will grow by single digits this year, followed by more robust growth in 2014 and 2015. EE Times (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why the feds are building a framework for government data
    The U.S. government has a "trove" of information that can serve as a catalyst for private technology companies that can harness Big Data for business and user needs, according to the country's top IT official. The first step is developing a framework to tackle those opportunities as well as inherent challenges, U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel says. (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career & Workforce Development 
  • Survey: Last year's engineering graduates started at higher pay
    Engineering graduates of 2012 are among those who earned "higher salaries on average than their 2011 predecessors," according to the latest survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The average salary for engineering graduates was $61,913, a 4% increase from the previous year. "We've seen a steady increase in the average starting salary for bachelor's degree graduates over the past two years, indicating improvement in the job market for college graduates," said Marilyn Mackes, executive director of NACE. The Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (free registration) (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IEEE-USA Activities 
  • IEEE-USA invites its members to greet new Congress in Washington
    Registration is now open for the annual Science, Engineering and Technology Congressional Visits Day. This popular event will bring hundreds of scientists and engineers to Washington to discuss the importance of federal investments in R&D to our nation's long-term health. This event gives IEEE members a unique opportunity to meet with their legislators to discuss engineering and innovation policy. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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