The tech world got some sweet tax creditsin the Fiscal Cliff bill, which are set to expire at the end of 2013. Setting up tax credits with annual expiration dates that guarantee powerful outside interests will be whipping for their renewal seems to be all the rage when it comes to breaking Congressional gridlock.

Now that the fiscal cliff has been averted, Obama is likely to sign a long-awaited executive order on digital security, which the White House began considering after the cybersecurity bill failed in the Senate this fall.