IBM Letter Opposing Louisiana’s Marriage and Conscience Act

IBM today sent Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal a letter voicing the company’s strong opposition to a state bill that would legally protect discrimination based on same-sex marriage status. The Honorable Bobby Jindal Governor, State of Louisiana PO Box 94004 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9004 Dear Governor Jindal, I am writing to express IBM’s strong opposition to […]

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IBM Letter Opposing North Carolina’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

IBM today sent North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory a letter expressing the company’s strong opposition to a state bill that would, if enacted, enable discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or identity. The Honorable Pat McCrory Office of the Governor 20301 Mail Service Center Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-0301 Dear Governor McCrory, I am writing […]

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IBM Fly-in Brings Tech Insights & Expertise to Capitol Hill

This week, more than 100 senior IBM leaders from across the country visited Washington, D.C. for the company’s seventh annual Congressional fly-in. Their goal? To share the company’s policy positions and priorities with Congress. IBM Government and Regulatory Affairs hosted its seventh annual Congressional Fly-in on Capitol Hill this week, during which more than 100 […]

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IBM Letter of Support for the Judicial Redress Act of 2015

IBM today expressed its support for a new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that proposes to extend to non-U.S. citizens the right to know how their data is being used, and to correct any errors in the end use of that data. The Honorable Jim Sensenbrenner United States House of Representatives 2449 Rayburn […]

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IBMer to Congress: Info Sharing is Key to Managing Cyber Risks

With national attention focused on high-profile cyber attacks, IBM’s top cybersecurity legal expert today spoke to members of Congress about the importance of sharing cyber threat information, and how legislation can be shaped to help promote that sharing. Washington, D.C. – With high-profile cyber intrusions and data breaches captivating national attention, IBM’s top cyber security legal […]

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IBM Welcomes LEADS Act Reintroduction

IBM today welcomed reintroduction of the LEADS Act, an important measure that would expand the scope and strength of privacy protections for individuals who store data in digital form. Washington, D.C. — IBM today welcomed reintroduction of the Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad — or “LEADS” — Act with the following statement: “IBM remains […]

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IBM Letter of Support for Supercomputing R&D Funding Legislation

IBM today sent a letter to Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-IL), commending their bipartisan, bicameral effort to strengthen U.S. leadership in supercomputing innovation. The Honorable Lamar Alexander United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Randy Hultgren United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Senator Alexander and Congressman Hultgren, […]

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IBM Welcomes Introduction of the Innovation Act

IBM today issued a statement welcoming introduction of the Innovation Act, which would advance patent litigation reform. Washington, D.C. – IBM today released the following statement welcoming introduction of the Innovation Act: “IBM commends Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), as well as IP Subcommittee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) for […]

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IBMer Testifies Before Congress on Future of Supercomputing

David W. Turek, VP of Technical Computing OpenPOWER, with IBM Systems today testified before a U.S. Congress subcommittee on the scientific, economic and social benefits of sustained investment in homegrown supercomputing R&D. However, as Turek pointed out, the supercomputing playing field has evolved. The age of big data, when the world’s daily data production is […]

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