Patrick Thibodeau

Senior Editor

Patrick Thibodeau covers Internet of Things, enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues for Computerworld.

Some tech firms welcome Trump’s H-1B reforms

Sanders launches new attack on offshore outsourcing

Sanders launches new attack on offshore outsourcing

Former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will introduce legislation to discourage companies from relocating jobs offshore.

Pelosi says UC IT workers are in ‘untenable position’

Pelosi says UC IT workers are in ‘untenable position’

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is urging the University of California to drop plans to send some IT jobs offshore.

U.S. says cybersecurity skills shortage is a myth

U.S. says cybersecurity skills shortage is a myth

The U.S. government has released what it says is myth-busting data about the shortage of cybersecurity professionals.

On first day in office, Trump to attack visas that 'undercut the American worker'

On first day in office, Trump to attack visas that 'undercut the American worker'

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday sent out the strongest signal yet that the H-1B visa program is going get real scrutiny.

U.S. sets plan to build two exascale supercomputers

U.S. sets plan to build two exascale supercomputers

The U.S expects to be ready to seek vendor proposals to build two exascale supercomputers by 2019.

Will Trump let China beat the U.S. in supercomputing?

Will Trump let China beat the U.S. in supercomputing?

China and the U.S. are in a race to build bigger and faster supercomputers. Will the Trump Administration let the Chinese win?

Trump's election sets stage for H-1B reform

Trump's election sets stage for H-1B reform

President-elect Donald Trump gave laid-off IT workers something his rival did not during the campaign: A promise to reform the H-1B visa program.

A CIO rejects, for now, university’s IT offshoring plan

A CIO rejects, for now, university’s IT offshoring plan

There are reservations within the University of California system about a plan to move IT work offshore and lay off employees.

What will Trump do with the H-1B visa?

What will Trump do with the H-1B visa?

President-elect Donald Trump, working with Congress, may try to make it harder and more expensive to hire H-1B workers. His intent would be to change the economics of visa usage and encourage employers to hire U.S. workers.

Trump tapped the viral anger over H-1B use

Trump tapped the viral anger over H-1B use

Donald Trump is the first major U.S. presidential candidate to focus on the use of the H-1B visa to displace IT workers. Hillary Clinton never mentioned the H-1B issue in this campaign, but she saw the problem.

Grassley criticizes university over its IT offshoring

Grassley criticizes university over its IT offshoring

A political backlash is growing over a plan by the University of California, San Francisco, to shift IT jobs overseas.

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