House Fully Funds President’s Science Initiative

Earlier this week the House of Representatives passed legislation to fully fund the President’s American Competitiveness Initiative. CRA’s blog has all the details. With passage of the bill the House is on record supporting an 8 percent increase for the National Science Foundation, and a 14 percent increase to the National Institute of Standards and […]

House Fully Funds President's Science Initiative

Earlier this week the House of Representatives passed legislation to fully fund the President’s American Competitiveness Initiative. CRA’s blog has all the details. With passage of the bill the House is on record supporting an 8 percent increase for the National Science Foundation, and a 14 percent increase to the National Institute of Standards and […]

House Hearing on Audio and Video Flags

Yesterday the Telecommunications and the Internet subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing – “The Audio and Video Flags: Can Content Protection and Technological Innovation Coexist?” There were two panels of witnesses: Panel One Mr. Mitch Bainwol, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Recording Industry Association of America Mr. Andrew W. Levin, […]

Blogging from Snowbird : The Image of Computing

I’m at the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) biannual biennal Snowbird conference that brings together the leaders of the computer science (CS) community. Yesterday’s opening session was a great overview of funding issues by Ed Lazowska. If you’ve been reading CRA’s blog for the past year, you’ve heard most of his talk. His main point was […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 26

June 26 Markup: House Rules Committee will consider floor debate rules for bills including the Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill. 5:00 p.m., H-313, Capitol Event: Representative Tom Davis (R-VA) will speak at the opening of the first IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) training center in the United States. 10:00 a.m., Command Information, America’s IPv6 Training Center, 13655 […]

USACM Chair, Eugene Spafford, Calls for More Accountability at the VA

Testifying before Congress about the recent databreach at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Department, Eugene Spafford (Spaf) argued that this breach was a policy problem rather than technology one. (His full testimony can be found here.) Noting that government, industry and academia all have systemic problems with how accountability is built into information security policies, two […]