Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 31

Congress has returned from recess, so there are some hearings worth noting. Update: House Administration markup of voting legislation scheduled for April 2 April 1 Hearing: The Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on the future of science and technology at the Department […]

Rod Beckstrom tapped to run the new National Cyber Security Center

It appears that the Administration will take its first public step toward implementing the classified Cyber Initiative President Bush issued this January. According to the Washington Post, Rod Beckström, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, has been chosen to run the new National Cyber Security Center. Beckström is most recognized for his involvement as co-founder and chairman […]

Call for Proposals: Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference

The call for panel and speaker proposals has been issued for the 2008 Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference, which is on May 20-23 in New Haven, CT. More information can be found on the conference’s website. Below is the formal notice. Note the short deadline of March 21 for proposal submissions.

’08 Tech Policy Outlook: Electronic Employment Verification Systems

Part of the immigration battles last summer was a proposal to expand what was then called the Basic Pilot program into a nationwide system of confirming a person’s employment eligibility online. For such an Electronic Employment Verification System (EEVS) to work effectively on a nationwide basis, it would have to confirm employment documents of approximately […]

'08 Tech Policy Outlook: Electronic Employment Verification Systems

Part of the immigration battles last summer was a proposal to expand what was then called the Basic Pilot program into a nationwide system of confirming a person’s employment eligibility online. For such an Electronic Employment Verification System (EEVS) to work effectively on a nationwide basis, it would have to confirm employment documents of approximately […]

Intellectual Property Bill Moves in Congress

Late last week there was movement on intellectual property legislation, HR 4279. The bill was introduced last December and was recently approved by a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee to move to the full committee. The full text of the bill and other information is available through THOMAS. The bill focuses on enforcement of […]