Education / STEM
2016 in review: Capitol Hill’s big year in tech legislation
The MEGABYTE Act, U.S.-Israel Advanced Research Partnership Act of 2016 and the BOTS Act all became law this year.
Obama’s TechHire initiative adds 20 new cities
As President-elect Donald Trump fights to keep jobs at large employers like Carrier Corp. based in the U.S., President Barack Obama is pushing one of his key jobs initiatives — TechHire.
Education sets sights on mobility-focused IT overhaul
The Education Department needs industry's help crafting the acquisition strategy for its planned mobility-focused IT environment to replace its current decade-old infrastructure.
Bill on research policy seeks to engage women, minorities
A senate bill seeks to support underrepresented populations in STEM--or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math--from their kindergarten days to major career moves.
Women in technology say it’s time to speak up, engage others
Women made up 57 percent of America’s workforce in 2015, but only 25 percent of computing jobs, according to a National Center for Women & Information Technology report released in March. To improve the numbers, women need to speak up for themselves and advocate for others, several female leaders in technology said at the panel, part of the 2016 Amazon Web Services Public Sector Summit.
Calling all kids: The White House wants your science and tech ideas
President Barack Obama was inspired to create a kids' science advisory council after meeting with a participant of last month's White House Science Fair.