Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 25

September 26 Hearing: The Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness of the House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a hearing on “The Internet and the College Campus: How the Entertainment Industry and Higher Education are Working to Combat Illegal Piracy.” 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn Building Update September 27 Markup: The House Judiciary Committee is […]

ACM Security Experts Urge Paper Trails For Electronic Voting

Today the Committee on House Administration held a hearing titled “Electronic Voting Machines: Verification, Security, and Paper Trails.” Two USACM members testified. Barbara Simons and Ed Felten. Their testimony can be found here and here, respectively. Below is a press release on the hearing. Association for Computing Machinery Advancing Computing as a Science & Profession […]

“New” Competitiveness Legislation Introduced in the Senate

In the ongoing saga of the American Competitiveness Initiative (see our previous weblog posts on the subject) a “new” piece of legislation has been introduced in Congress. On Tuesday Senator Frist (R-TN), along with Senator Reid (D-NV) introduced the National Competitiveness Investment Act (S3936 – currently unavailable online). This is in effect a consolidation of […]

"New" Competitiveness Legislation Introduced in the Senate

In the ongoing saga of the American Competitiveness Initiative (see our previous weblog posts on the subject) a “new” piece of legislation has been introduced in Congress. On Tuesday Senator Frist (R-TN), along with Senator Reid (D-NV) introduced the National Competitiveness Investment Act (S3936 – currently unavailable online). This is in effect a consolidation of […]

USACM Members to Provide Expert Congressional Testimony on E-Voting Security and Paper Trails

This Thursday at 10:00 the Committee on House Administration will hold a hearing on security, verification and paper trail issues related to e-voting machines. Two USACM-EC members have been invited to testify — Barbara Simons, past president of ACM, and Ed Felten, professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. The hearing will be webcast.

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 18

September 19 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on online child pornography. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Building September 20 Hearing: The Trade, Tourism and Economic Development Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on Internet Governance: The Future of ICANN. 10 a.m., 253 […]