Will Congress find time to deal with issues such as patent litigation reform, net neutrality and cybersecurity in the final three months of this year's session? Some analysts say legislators will be too busy with health care issues, defense and the lingering cleanup of the economic mess to spend much time on technology. Others suggest that the many Capitol Hill staffers who are not involved in those priority topics will plow ahead with other concerns, including technology.
The debate over whether to delay the DTV transition from its Feb. 17 date is beginning to divide along partisan lines. The incoming Obama Administration is proposing the move, but a group of Congressional Republicans Thursday wrote a letter opposing any change in the date.