Congress Orders Study Of IT Workforce
from Al Reinhart

The US Congress has asked the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies to study IT workforce needs. The study's purpose is to establish a common base for national discussions on matters related to immigration, the use of foreign talent, and career paths of older workers in these fields.

Because the workforce concerns are controversial, the committee is interested in understanding the issues from the perspective of individuals with a direct stake in them and is urging IT professionals to participate. To read more about the study and how you can participate, go to the project's Web site at http://www4.nationalacademies.org/cpsma/itwpublic2.nsf.