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March 30, 2009

Cisco aims to get some federal stimulus money

Filed under: Cisco,Stimulus,US — 7macaw @ 1:36 pm
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Cisco Systems expects $47 billion of the federal stimulus money will be spent on technology.

Cisco’s fair share? About $1 billion, said Cisco’s senior vice president Bruce Klein during a visit to the company’s Research Triangle Park site Friday. Klein, based in Virginia, is responsible for making sure Cisco gets that share of the money.

Businesses like Cisco can’t receive the federal money directly, but only through projects financed by stimulus funds that are paid to local and state agencies. Toward that end, Klein put together nine teams across the company to pore over government documents and identify business opportunities with local governments, school districts, state agencies, university systems and health care organizations.

Source: News & Observer. Thanks anon for the tip.

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