In This Issue:

- Here Come the Feds -- What President Obama’s second term means for the tech industry

- Log In:

...Feds cast an eye on social media

- Focus:

...3-D’s IP dimension

- Aggregator:

...Taking a site-based approach to sustainable design

- Support:

...It’s time to monitor your competitors’ patent filings

- Update:

...Parsing the words on food labels

- First Mover -- Royal Flush:

...Two Boulder financiers vow to make an impact in life sciences

- Datagram -- Let’s Make a Deal:

...In biotech, scientific acumen is critical—but so is understanding today’s deal market

- Reboot -- Stop the Revolt:

...Retailers can use customer data without sparking privacy concerns

Excerpt from Here Come the Feds -- What President Obama’s second term means for the tech industry.

As the first president to appoint a chief technology officer, President Obama has worked hard to portray himself as a friend to the tech industry. He’s supported the expansion of broadband access, development of a fourth-generation wireless network, new healthcare IT initiatives, and a modernized electrical grid. In April, he called for reversing recent spending cuts to several federal government R&D budgets and boosting 2014 civilian R&D spending by 9 percent over 2012. (Defense R&D would decline by 6 percent.) It is far from certain his budget will make it through a divided Congress, however.

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