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Silicon agenda ranges from jobs to exports

The White House calls for greater high-technology training for the U.S. workforce, and Congress takes up several bills designed to aid and manage the burgeoning industry.

 

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The White House calls for greater high-technology training for the U.S. workforce, and Congress takes up several bills designed to manage the burgeoning industry.

"Instead of looking overseas, businesses should be looking at home for people they can train."

- Commerce Secretary William Daley

 


White House wants more U.S. tech workers
The Clinton administration issues a new report calling for more investment to train Americans in the kind of high technology that has driven much of the nation's economy.

Clinton makes world safe for PlayStation II
The president moves to ease restrictions on technology exports as the computing power of consumer products begin to surpass limits meant to protect national security.

Senators approve bill limiting FCC merger reviews
A key Senate committee approves a bill limiting the amount of time the Federal Communications Commission can take to approve industry mergers.

Legislators revive security bill to fight hackers
Faced with a rash of government computer security snafus, House lawmakers are reintroducing a bill that aims to better safeguard government systems against attacks.

Bells may get into long distance data market
A new bill may allow regional Bells like Bell Atlantic to transmit long distance Internet traffic, a business federal law has barred them from entering.

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