Business groups want Congress to address E-Verify concerns

TechAmerica and others ask lawmakers to deal with their worries about E-Verify.

New law helps NIST hire experts

NIST says the Competes Act is helping the agency hire experts for short-term jobs, the GAO says.

Don't make E-verify retroactive, industry group says

The Professional Services Council opposes Senate legislation would require federal contractors to use the E-Verify system for new and existing employees.

E-Verify provision for contractors required by Senate

The Senate passed a provision to require federal contractors to use the E-Verify program on the same day DHS announced that contractors must use the program starting Sept. 8.

Contractors must use E-Verify system

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today said enforcement of mandatory E-Verify for federal contractors will start September 8.

Survey: IT salaries getting pinched in 2009

The general economic downturn is leaving its mark on information technology salaries, according to an independent study.

DHS requires more personal information from employees, contractors

DHS says it is expanding the types of personal information it will collect on employees and contractors who require long-term access.

How DOD's certification program works

DOD published a manual describing various job categories, including technical and management positions, and the different certifications that meet the training requirement. Here are a few examples.

Mandatory cyber certification: What good is it?

A debate rages over a Senate proposal to require certification or licensing for all cybersecurity professionals who work on government information systems.

ManTech names Prior as president

ManTech today announced that Larry Prior is its new president and chief operating officer, replacing Robert Coleman.

Poaching employees hurts contractors and agencies alike

Government agencies and contractors should set aside their heated competition over skilled workers to keep costs down and prevent excessive turnover.

E-Verify on hold again as administration reviews rule

The E-Verify rule for contractors will be postponed until September, according to TechAmerica.

Senate bill would suspend competitive sourcing

Federal agencies would be encouraged to bring previously contracted work in-house under a new bill introduced by Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

E-Verify deadline postponed again

The Homeland Security Department has extended until June 30 the deadline for contractors to begin using the employment verification system.

Microsoft tops U.S. companies on H-1B visas

Microsoft was the top U.S. company to receive H-1B visas in 2008, reports U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Grassley submits H-1B amendment

The legislation would ban TARP funds from going to companies that employ H-1B visa holders.