USACM & CRA Issue Joint Letter in Support of NIST Funding

USACM and the Computing Research Association (CRA) recently sent a joint letter to Congressional appropriators in support of funding for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) laboratories. In the letter, USACM and CRA describe the crucial and broadly beneficial nature of NIST’s work and voice support for funding levels equal to (or higher) […]

USACM & CRA Issue Joint Letter in Support of NIST Funding

USACM and the Computing Research Association (CRA) recently sent a joint letter to Congressional appropriators in support of funding for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) laboratories. In the letter, USACM and CRA describe the crucial and broadly beneficial nature of NIST’s work and voice support for funding levels equal to (or higher) […]

Diverse groups criticize passenger screening program

“A diverse set of organizations submitted comments this week criticizing the Homeland Security Department’s revised airline passenger pre-screening system known as Secure Flight, hoping to thwart the effort before it gets off the ground. Organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, Business Travel Coalition, Electronic Privacy Information Center and American Conservative Union filed their […]

Judge Dismisses Touch-Screen Voting Suit

“MIAMI – Eight days before Election Day, a federal judge ruled Monday that Florida’s touch-screen voting machines do not have to produce a paper record for use in case a recount becomes necessary. U.S. District Judge James Cohn said that the machines “provide sufficient safeguards” by warning voters if they have not cast a vote […]

Electronic Voting Raises New Issues

” Electronic voting systems that were touted as the solution to the paper ballots and hanging chads of the 2000 presidential election have become a new source of controversy as experts debate the reliability of software that operates the new systems, whether local election officials have the technical competence to run them and how there […]

Presidential candidates comment on technology policy

Peter Harsha has an interesting post on CRA’s Computing Research Policy weblog about CompTIA’s recent questions for the Bush and Kerry campaigns about technology policy.