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Updated: 11/3/2003; 8:03:07 AM.



Friday, October 10, 2003

IBM and Novell are combining to sponsor a Linux seminar in SLC on November 13th.

OMB is now requiring all federal agencies to input their grants into fedgrants.gov.  You can subscribe for the email grant notification by agency here.

Social Security has added some new online services for workers and businesses.

Andy Grove, speaking at the Global Tech Summit, is worried about the United States losing its edge as a technology innovator.  On the other hand, a report by Evalueserve argues that offshore outsourcing is critical to the growth of the U.S. economy.  This report is in agreement with the book, Impending Crisis which evaluates the dilemma in light of changing demographics which have big implications for the country.  But a reviewer of the book writes:

The biggest wild card is offshoring. An unbelievable amount of work will be sent overseas in the next 5-10 years. By some estimates, over ten million jobs could go out of the country, with over half of these being white collar and professional in nature. That sucks up the shortage right there. In addition, a subpar job creation pattern, economic slowdowns, and an exponential growth in immigration will remove even more labor need. I anticipate that there will not be a shortage, but persistent and growing unemployment.

Whatever the case, it is imperative that we continue to engender innovation and productivity in both the workplace and educational system.

Information Security Governance: Toward a Framework for Action (summit whitepaper)

Tom Ridge Speech at the Global Tech Summit:

Wherever I go, there's an interface between technology and our mission.

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