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Educating Our Own Computer Hackers

The recent wave of cyber-attacks on American and South Korean Web sites raises a new kind of security issue: Do we have enough brainpower in the pipeline to counter...

The 'flat' World Is 'open': How Technology Is Changing Education
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The 'flat' World Is 'open': How Technology Is Changing Education

A new book by an Indiana University School of Education professor takes a comprehensive look at how Web technology is changing worldwide education. "The World is...

CS Project Team Aims to Increase Female Participation
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CS Project Team Aims to Increase Female Participation

According to an ACM-W Ambassador in Turkey, one way to increase female participation in the computer science field is through the creation of international student...

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Cifellows Status Report

The Computing Innovation Fellows (CIFellows) Project has received 526 applications for CIFellowships from 145 distinct colleges and universities. The applications...

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­k Looks to Young Geeks to Secure Cyberspace

Britain is hiring former computer hackers to join a new security unit aimed at protecting cyberspace from foreign spies, thieves and terrorists, the country's terrorism...

Mixed Bag For It Jobs
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Mixed Bag For It Jobs

According to Foote Partners, recent unemployment figures show a mixed outlook for IT jobs. The good news is that some IT hiring segments are actually showing improvement...

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Government Needs 10,000 It Security Experts

In early 2009, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates noted that the Defense Department would need to more than double the number of its cyber security experts....

In Simulation Work, the Demand Is Real
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In Simulation Work, the Demand Is Real

As employment headlines go from grim to grimmer, it’s appropriate that one job category with expanding demand involves helping people avoid reality. Designers of...

Iphone App Describes ­niversity Courses, Activities
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Iphone App Describes ­niversity Courses, Activities

The University of California, San Diego this week claimed to be the first public university in the United States to offer an iPhone application that provides mobile...

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Classroom Computers Boost Face-to-Face Learning

A European Union-funded research initiative called LEAD is using computers to enhance collaborative, face-to-face learning and problem solving. The research demonstrates...

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Simple Technology Links Students With Peers Overseas

A growing number of East Carolina University undergraduates are having international experiences without ever leaving the Greenville, N.C., campus. The university's...

Teaching Computing to Everyone
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Teaching Computing to Everyone

Georgia Institute of Technology has  required every undergraduate on campus to take a course in computing.  Here are the lessons learned from the practice, now...

Harnessing Spammers to Solve AI Problems
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Harnessing Spammers to Solve AI Problems

Some Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHAs) security systems are already being solved by spammers, but CAPTCHA co...

Top 10 Technology Skills
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Top 10 Technology Skills

Although many sectors of the economy are struggling to survive, the information technology (IT) industry is still relatively strong. Employment experts say that...

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Tech Companies Pledge to Deal With Shortage of Women Workers

By 2010, there will be an estimated shortfall of 300,000 qualified engineers working in Europe's IT sector. At the same time, fewer than one in five computer scientists...

Human Computing Skills: Rethinking the K-12 Experience
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Human Computing Skills: Rethinking the K-12 Experience

Establishing the fundamentals of computational thinking is essential to improving computer science education.

USACM's Policy Role
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USACM's Policy Role

ACM members have a professional duty to ensure that the public comprehends and benefits from advances in computing.

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Nearly 1 Million Jobs Could Be Created By It Stimulus Package, Think Tank Says

A $30 billion investment in the U.S. IT industry would create or help retain nearly 1 million jobs, concludes "The Digital Road to Recovery: A Stimulus Plan to...

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The 9 Hottest Skills For '09

Even with a struggling economy and record unemployment, certain IT skills will be in high demand in the coming year. Programming and application development will...

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Stimulus Could Boost It Job Prospects

The overall outlook for IT employment in 2009 is mixed, but some analysts say the U.S. federal economic stimulus package could add IT positions. Compared to jobs...
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