CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1996
On Thursday, the federal government opens a new era in the way it acquires and uses modern computers and other information technology. This is a welcome moment because the government--the world's largest buyer and user of computers and related equipment--has done a pretty poor job in this regard. There are several noteworthy examples.
May 16, 2001 |
Motorola Inc., which last month reported its first quarterly operating loss in 15 years, said it is considering selling its Integrated Information Systems Group, a government communication and information technology business. The world's second-largest mobile phone maker already has cut costs aggressively this year, slashing 22,000 jobs. Analysts say the possible sale of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based IISG was a reassuring sign that Motorola was getting serious about turning itself around.
April 16, 1998 |
Computers and the Internet have dramatically transformed the nation's economy in the last five years, significantly reducing inflation and creating 7.4 million high-paying jobs, according to a Commerce Department report released Wednesday. The report marks the government's most comprehensive look to date at the growth of information technology and puts a dollar figure on the myriad advancements that have become a part of everyday life.
December 15, 2005 |
Defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. moved to bolster its presence in the information technology market, announcing plans Wednesday to acquire Anteon International Corp. of Fairfax, Va., for $2.1 billion. Under the deal, General Dynamics would pay $55.50 in cash for each Anteon share, a 36% premium over Anteon's closing price Tuesday of $40.77. The overall deal is valued at $2.2 billion, including the assumption of $100 million of debt. Anteon shares rose $13.25, or 33%, to $54.02.
December 13, 1996 |
Key countries reached agreement here today on a pact to eliminate tariffs on most products of the world's $1-trillion information technology industry, a step that should benefit California's economy while cutting prices and boosting global production of everything from telephones to computers and CD-ROMs.
December 10, 1996 |
On the opening day of a global trade conference, the United States demanded Monday that an agreement to eliminate most tariffs on the world's $1-trillion information technology industry be concluded by Friday. Otherwise, U.S. officials warned, the chance for a deal might slip away. "We must reach an agreement this week," Acting U.S.