Patrick Thibodeau

Senior Editor

Patrick Thibodeau covers cloud computing and enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues for Computerworld.

State Dept. IT staff told to keep quiet about Clinton’s server

Sen. Sanders attacks H-1B visa use at Disney

Sen. Sanders attacks H-1B visa use at Disney

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lashed out at the H-1B visa program Tuesday while campaigning in Anaheim, Calif.

Students can now work three years on an F-1 visa, but legal fight continues

Students can now work three years on an F-1 visa, but legal fight continues

The U.S. government has officially extended the length of time someone with a STEM degree can work on a student F-1 visa to three years.

Lawsuit seeks the secrets behind the H-1B lottery

Lawsuit seeks the secrets behind the H-1B lottery

Two business immigration groups have filed a lawsuit seeking information about how the nation's H-1B visa distribution system really works.

Silicon Valley's tech workforce diversity has long way to go, say feds

Silicon Valley's tech workforce diversity has long way to go, say feds

Silicon Valley's diversity makeup is even worse than that in tech as a whole. You can probably guess the race and gender that rules the roost.

Publisher of LA Times and Chicago Tribune sends IT jobs overseas

Publisher of LA Times and Chicago Tribune sends IT jobs overseas

The Tribune Publishing Co. is laying off as many as 200 IT employees as it shifts work overseas.

House lawmakers work to replace the hated H-1B lottery

House lawmakers work to replace the hated H-1B lottery

Two U.S. House lawmakers are involved in a bipartisan effort to change how H-1B visas are allocated.

House GOP seeks $120M for visa fraud-catching software

House GOP seeks $120M for visa fraud-catching software

House Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation that would bolster the scrutiny of people entering this country and could affect the H-1B visa program.

Newspaper IT employees 'angry as hell' over foreign workers

Newspaper IT employees 'angry as hell' over foreign workers

A government form, called the Labor Condition Application, is being posted on bulletin boards at the offices of various newspapers in the chain. This form alerts workers that at least one H-1B worker is being used.

Newspaper chain sending IT jobs overseas

Newspaper chain sending IT jobs overseas

McClatchy IT employees running desktop, network, servers and service desk teams filed for a federal program that provides expanded unemployment and education benefits.

White House worries about bad A.I. coding

White House worries about bad A.I. coding

No one in government is yet screaming "Skynet," but concerns about our artificial intelligence future are being sketched out.

Former insider’s book explores morality of offshore outsourcing
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Former insider’s book explores morality of offshore outsourcing

The fictional account of a project manager was inspired by the author's experiences of running some outsourcing operations at IBM.

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