Obama Unveils R&D, Mobile Broadband Agenda

In his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, President Obama outlined a broad agenda for reinvigorated U.S. innovation and competitiveness in a transforming global economy.

And at the center of that vision are a host of proposals that tout the importance of the tech sector, ranging from clean energy to information technology.

For instance, Obama announced the administration’s National Wireless Initiative, which aims to spur network providers to deploy high-speed broadband service to 98 percent of the population over the next five years.

Obama also vowed to include additional funding for research and development when he delivers a budget to Congress next month, and called for lawmakers to overhaul the immigration program that limits the number of highly skilled, U.S.-educated foreign students who can stay here and work after receiving their degree.

CIO Update reports on Obama’s tech agenda outline in the State of the Union address.

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Obama Looks to Drive R&D, Wireless Broadband

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