I was in DC the past few days visiting with some of our federal customers. One of our customers told me that there were some sweeteners in the Stimulus Bill regarding storage purchases. I thought that this was interesting, so I went on line this morning to see if I could find the aspects that may have a direct impact on our business.
I could not find anything that directly referenced what we do, but it looks like there is some more data going to be stored.
Here is the link:
S.336 (S.1) Senate Democrats Bill Text 1/27, Page 305:
(6) human-computer interaction and information management technologies; and (7) the social and economic implications of information technology. Subtitle C—Incentives for the Use of Health Information Technology PART I—GRANTS AND LOANS FUNDING SEC. 13301. GRANT, LOAN, AND DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS. Title XXX of the Public Health Service Act, as added by section 13101, is amended by adding at the end ..
S.336 (S.1) Senate Democrats Bill Text 1/27, Page 36:
… $8,650,000,000 shall be expended pursuant to section 201 of this Act, of which: not less than $200,000,000 shall be available for competitive grants for expanding public computer center capacity, including at community colleges and public libraries; not less than $250,000,000 shall be available for competitive grants for innovative programs to encourage sustainable adoption of broadband service; …
House Democrats 1/23/09 Bill Text, Page 438:
… 1991 (15 U.S.C. 5511) shall coordinate Federal research and development programs related to the development and deployment of health information technology, including activities related to— (1) computer infrastructure; (2) data security; (3) development of large-scale, distributed, reliable computing systems; (4) wired, wireless, and hybrid high-speed networking; (5) development of software and …
House Democrats 1/15/09 Committee Report, Page 71:
… structures, signals and communications, power equipment and substations, passenger stations and terminals, security equipment and systems, maintenance facilities and equipment, operational support equipment including computer hardware and software, system extensions, and preventive maintenance. Funds will be distributed through the existing fixed guideway formula. It is estimated that the state-of …
axman 1/16/09 Tax Provisions, Page 181:
… TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.—The National High-Performance Computing Program established by section 101 of the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 (15 U.S.C. 5511) shall coordinate Federal research and development programs related to the development and deployment of health information technology, including activities related to— (1) computer infrastructure; (2) data security;
House Democrats 1/15/09 Committee Report, Page 64:
The Social Security Administration (SSA) National Computer Center (NCC) is nearly 30 years old and it will soon be unable to support the critical systems necessary to SSA’s mission. The construction … to meet the growing needs of SSA for the processing of retirement and disability claims, and storage of wage and medical records. An estimated 400 jobs will be created during the construction process. …