Legislation penned by Congressman Darin LaHood to modernize and streamline federal investment in high-end computing and technology passed through the house with ease this week.
The legislation updates the 25-year-old High Performance Computing Act of 1991 and Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program.
According to LaHood, changes that represent a post 9/11 world will help the nation’s security and job market.
“It helps insure future national security and creates the good paying jobs we need for today and tomorrow. As such, I urge my colleagues to support this important legislation. It will streamline federal research and development investment,” says LaHood.
LaHood believes the legislation will lead to more breakthroughs in advanced information technologies such as computing, networking, software and cyber-security.