Stepped-up personal computer monitoring of federal workers worries privacy advocates Government workers have extended known their bosses can look over their shoulder to monitor their computer activity. But now, prompted by the WikiLeaks scandal and concerns over unauthorized disclosures, the government is secretly capturing a far richer, … Read much more on Washington Post
While private sector businesses have been embracing Bring Your Own Device in a big way and finding ways to deal with security concerns around protecting company data, governments are more reluctant to adopt this policy. Are they right to try and control the phones of government workers or should they join the BYOD wave too?
Why would Microsoft be concerned at all with the H-1B policy when they are smack dab in the middle of thousands of layoffs?
The company’s argument for access to more high-skilled foreign workers seems unaffected by its recent layoffs, even if the number of H-1B workers it seeks next year is potentially smaller than in some previous years.
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In April, the Senate put together a comprehensive immigration reform bill that was then sent to the House of Representatives where it currently languishes. Once wrapped into the larger comprehensive immigration reform push, high-skilled immigration reform’s success became dependent on the passage of the full bill.
It wasn’t always this way.
Recruitment company Candle has again called on the Government to revise the rules governing 457 visas, in order to allow recruitment companies to bring in skilled people from overseas, and bench them until a suitable position can be found. Only then will major IT projects such as the NBN, e-health initiatives and banking revamps be able to access skills when and where they need them.