Chronicle Prints USACM Response to E-voting Brouhaha

Last month the Chronicle of Higher Education ran a story (subscription required) about the unique relationship the State of Georgia has with Kennesaw State University. The State contracts with KSU to assist with all of Georgia’s e-voting machines, including inspection, ballot databases and training of poll workers. The article generated quite a bit of controversy […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 26

Updated: Several additional appropriations hearings. February 28 Markup: The House Science and Technology Committee will markup pending legislation, including a revision to the High Performance Computing Act and a competitiveness bill. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building Hearing: The Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies of the House Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing […]

Sarasota Audit Report Complete

The State of Florida has released its audit report for the contested election in Sarasota County. You can see the report from the state and the report from the SAIT lab at Florida State University online, along with the Secretary of State’s statement. Regular readers know we have posted on this subject before. And while […]

Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century

That is the name of an advisory committee to the Secretary of Commerce. Its objective is to make recommendations for new and revised metrics to better capture innovative activity. We posted about this group in December, shortly after it was formed. They held their first meeting February 22 in Washington, D.C. The agenda, members, and […]

Frances E. Allen Wins ACM’s Turing Award; First Woman To Win

ACM has named former IBM researcher as the winner of this year’s Turing Award — the “Nobel Prize in Computing.” Dr. Allen, known for her award-winning work in program optimization, is the first woman to receive the award. From today’s LA Times story: “When Allen receives the award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, at […]

Frances E. Allen Wins ACM's Turing Award; First Woman To Win

ACM has named former IBM researcher as the winner of this year’s Turing Award — the “Nobel Prize in Computing.” Dr. Allen, known for her award-winning work in program optimization, is the first woman to receive the award. From today’s LA Times story: “When Allen receives the award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, at […]