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Qualcomm Product Ban Looms


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published August 8, 2007
Bush administration upholds Qualcomm 3G chip import ban; court sides with Broadcom in separate infringement fray.

Senators Push FCC on Network Neutrality


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published July 17, 2007
Dorgan, Snowe urge agency to move from inquiries to concrete proposals.

Internet Access Tax Ban: Temporary or Permanent?


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published June 22, 2007
The nearly decade-long debate in Washington heats up again over taxing connections.

Internet Access Tax Debate Back on House Table


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published May 23, 2007
Governors warn lawmakers renewal of Internet tax moratorium should be temporary.

H1-B Visa Reform Gains More Support


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published May 16, 2007
Lieberman and Hagel introduce new legislation to increase cap, exemptions for foreign workers

H1-B Visas: One And Done


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published April 4, 2007
Feds meet 85,000 cap in just one day as tech employers and lawmakers begin squabble over controversial visa program.

Make Green With Green


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published March 15, 2007
Tech execs hit Capitol Hill with energy policy recommendations.

U.S. Economy to IT: Thank You


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published March 14, 2007
New report says IT contributes $2 trillion annually to be primary driver of U.S. economy.

Poof! H1-B Visas Gone


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published June 6, 2006
Four months before the 2007 U.S. fiscal years even begins, visas for highly skilled tech workers are already consigned.

Big Ads Add to Adware, Spyware


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published March 21, 2006
New report targets advertisers doing business with 180solutions.

Hynix Execs Head For Jail in DRAM Scandal


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published March 3, 2006
Four Koreans take guilty pleas in ongoing DoJ probe of the dynamic random access memory (DRAM) price-fixing scandal.

Tech CEOs Call For Spectrum Reform


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published February 24, 2006
With praise for Congress, FCC and Bush administration, policy group says much more still needs to be done.

Bush May Pump Tech in State of the Union Address


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published January 31, 2006
President expected to call for America to regain its flagging global leadership in IT.

DTV Bill Heads to President's Desk


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published December 22, 2005
UPDATED: With Bush's signature, over-the-air analog broadcasting will go dark in three years.

House Tables Data-Breach Law Talk


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published December 19, 2005
Disagreements over enforcement provisions push vote to next year.

Cyber Security Group Flunks Washington


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published December 14, 2005
CSIA faults White House and Congress for failing to adequately protect nation's digital infrastructure.

Tech Index Shows Steady Growth


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published December 13, 2005
Forrester, ITAA say IT continues rebound from 2001-2003 recession.

BPL Powering Up in 2005 -- Maybe


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published February 25, 2005
Broadband-over-power-line (BPL) technology is quickly emerging as a workable alternative, third-pipe competitor to cable and telephone companies, but it still needs a plan.

VoIP Has New Guidelines From FCC


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published February 12, 2004
UPDATE: Agency issues ruling on Pulver's request to be regulation free and starts to frame new policy for the VoIP sector.

Lawmaker Sees VoIP Classified as Telecom Carrier


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published February 5, 2004
U.S. Rep. John Dingell says FCC is not 'sufficiently aware' of issues involving Internet-based telephone service.

CEOs Predict Robust IT Growth


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published October 9, 2003
New survey predicts more than 1.5 million new tech jobs will be created over next four years.

Schumer Introduces No Spam Registry Bill


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published June 13, 2003
Legislation would impose criminal and civil penalties on spammers, including jail term for repeat offenders.

FTC Seeking Expanded Powers to Fight Spam


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published June 11, 2003
Proposals include making it a crime for using false e-mail header and routing information.

House Approves Electronic Check Processing


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published June 6, 2003
Unanimous vote makes digital image as legal as an actual check and allows banks to exchange checks electronically.

Computer Crime Losses Drop Significantly


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published May 30, 2003
Eighth annual Computer Crime and Security Survey by CSI and FBI show security breaches remain the same but financial losses are declining.

Federal IT Security Spending Rate Slowing


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published May 23, 2003
New report says expenditures on IT security products and services will increase at an annual 7 percent growth rate over next five years.

FCC Approves Spectrum Leasing


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published May 16, 2003
Landmark decision to create secondary market in airwaves reverses 40-year-old policy.

FTC Continues Campaign Vs Scammers, Spammers


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published May 15, 2003
In latest sweep, agency announces 45 criminal and civil law enforcement actions; calls for the closure of open relays.

Survey: IT Job Growth to Remain Soft


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published May 5, 2003
With hiring predictions for 2003 falling below half a million, demand for workers at historic lows.

Welcome to Spam Week


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published April 29, 2003
Wacky stunts? Spammers in the slammer? Bounties on unscrupulous mass e-mailers? While the FTC listens, Congress talks tough.

CyberStalking Is Increasing


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published April 18, 2003
New study reveals women remain likely targets, but female cyberstalkers are also growing in number.

Tech Group Wants Permanent R&D Tax Credit


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published April 7, 2003
AeA joins coalition to urge Congress to extend tax credit that expires next June.

Senators Want Permanent Tax Free Internet


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published April 1, 2003
Wyden, Burns say e-commerce should be protected 'once and for all' from taxes. Sales taxes, on the other hand, are another issue entirely.

Bank Float May Sink


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published March 28, 2003
Proposed legislation would authorize banks to exchange checks by electronic image.

Government Sites Surge in Popularity


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published March 20, 2003
War and taxes led more than one-third of all Internet users to a government website in February.

Feds Spend $60B on IT in 2002


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published February 24, 2003
IT outsourcing services tops awards dollar category with Department of Transportation leading all agencies.

Public Floods Copyright Office With Fair Use Requests


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published February 21, 2003
Electronic Frontier Foundation organizes push for government to grant four exemptions to DMCA.

White House Finally Debuts Cybersecurity Plan


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published February 14, 2003
National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace calls for voluntary participation by private sector to share network vulnerability information.

MPAA, RIAA Again Target Fortune 1000 Firms


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published February 14, 2003
New entertainment industry brochure warns companies of legal risks associated with letting employees download copyrighted music and movies.

DoJ: We Want to Read Your E-Mail


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Roy Mark

| CIO Insights Article Published February 11, 2003
A proposal by Ashcroft seeks to expand government's domestic electronic surveillance powers even while controversial Patriot Act is under legal attack by privacy groups.