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  • US Requirement For Software Dev Certification Raises Questions
    By on December 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    dcblogs writes “U.S. government contracts often require bidders to have achieved some level of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). CMMI arose some 25 years ago via the backing of the Department of Defense and the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. It operated as a federally funded research and development center until a year ago, when CMMI’s product responsibility was shifted to a private, profit-making LLC, the (more…)



  • Fingerprint Requirement For a Work-Study Job?
    By on February 21, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    BonesSB writes “I’m a student at a university in Massachusetts, where I have a federal work-study position. Yesterday, I got an email from the office that is responsible for student run organizations (one of which I work for) saying that I need to go to their office and have my finger prints taken for the purposes of clocking in and out of work. This raises huge privacy concerns for me, as it should for everybody else. I am in the process of contacting (more…)