In a letter to the newly created U.S. Election Assistance Commission, USACM urged that independent technical experts be involved in the development and assessment of electronic voting standards and technologies. USACM offered to provide its technical assistance to the Commission.
ACM Tech Policy Blog
In a joint letter, USACM and CRA urged Congress to fully fund the FY2005 budget request of the National Institute of Standards and Technology for IT research and computer security related activities. USACM and CRA noted that NIST research in cybersecurity, semiconductor manufacturing, and nanotechnology could help unlock future advancements in computing.
USACM joined a diverse coalition of IT companies, library advocates, consumer rights groups and research organizations known as the Digital Futures Coalition in calling on Congress to make changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA).
Among the proposed changes, the coalition is seeking to ensure that scientists could not be sued under the DMCA when engaged in legitimate scientific research, such as for cyber security purposes.