Innovation Legislation Moves Forward

Last week the Senate Commerce Committee passed its approach to bolstering U.S. competitiveness by authorizing more funding for research programs at the National Science Foundation, among other things. This is one of the many bills floating around to address this issue. Peter Harsha at the Computing Research Association has good coverage of the markup including […]

Commerce Department Shelves “Deemed Export” Proposal

Update:: The Department of Commerce has released the formal Federal Register notice of its proposal to form an advisory committee. Original Post 5/22/06: Last year, the Department of Commerce (followed by the Department of Defense) proposed broad new restrictions on foreign students access to potentially sensitive technology. USACM filed comments on both the proposals (Commerce, […]

Commerce Department Shelves "Deemed Export" Proposal

Update:: The Department of Commerce has released the formal Federal Register notice of its proposal to form an advisory committee. Original Post 5/22/06: Last year, the Department of Commerce (followed by the Department of Defense) proposed broad new restrictions on foreign students access to potentially sensitive technology. USACM filed comments on both the proposals (Commerce, […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 22

Sorry about the delay in posting this week’s “happenings.” This is one of those busy weeks where I didn’t get to this until Tuesday morning. May 23 Hearing: The Liabilities Driving Better Data Protection Practices House Small Business Committee, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Oversight 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn Bldg. May 25 Hearing: Second hearing […]

VA Department Loses Personal Information On 26.5 Million Vets

Many privacy advocates dubbed 2005, “The Year of Data Breach.” Perhaps the term should be amended to “the years” or even “decade” with yet another announcement of a massive loss of data. This time a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employee took a laptop home, which was then stolen, that had personal information (including social […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 15

May 16 Hearings: Markup of the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act of 2006 (S. 2802) Senate Commerce Committee 2:30 PM, Senate Dirksen 562 This was moved to Thursday. Proposed Legislation on Music Licensing Reform in the Digital Age House Judiciary — Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property 4 p.m., 2141 Rayburn Bldg. Events: […]