Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 29

October 30 Briefing: Two Representatives will hold a new conference to announce the creation of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency. 10 a.m., 1539 Longworth Building October 31 Hearing: The Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a cybersecurity hearing. 10 a.m., 311 […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 22

October 23 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on pending legislation related to consumer protection, telemarketers and the internet. 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Building The Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration will hold a hearing on voter registration […]

USACM Comments on Senate E-Voting Legislation

With the House of Representatives e-voting reform legislation stalled, we’ve turned our attention to the Senate. Senator Feinstein (D-CA) is leading the effort to reform e-voting systems. USACM sent the Senator a detailed letter noting that her legislation largely gets the big things correct, but there are some important details that should be addressed. From […]

New STEM Ed. Plan Runs Into Old Obstacles

Policy fights often boil down to a rather fundamental debate — federal vs. local control. Education policy always seems to be on the front lines, particularly when it comes to K-12 education. It isn’t surprising to see familiar battle lines being draw over a new plan for coordinating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 15

October 17 Hearing: The Research and Science Education Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on women in academic science and engineering. 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn Building October 18 Hearing: The Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on international piracy […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 8

A light week, with the Senate not in session. October 10 Hearing: The Research and Science Education Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on assessing the National Science Board’s action plan for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building