Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – April 2010 (Vol. 53, No. 4)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the April issue of Communications of the ACM. As always, much of the material in CACM is premium content, and free content one month may slip behind a pay wall the next. You need to be a member of ACM or a subscriber to CACM […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of April 26

April 28 Markup: The House Science and Technology Committee will mark up a reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of April 19

April 21 Hearing: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on cybercrime and identity theft. This was previously scheduled for April 8. 10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Building The Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on the last mile portions of the national broadband […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of April 12

April 14 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on the national broadband plan (previously scheduled for March 23). 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Building April 15 Hearing: The Communications, Technology and the Internet subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on the national broadband plan. […]

Government Agencies Release Open Government Plans

On Wednesday several federal agencies released open government plans, which is a requirement of the Open Government Directive issued late last year by the Obama Administration. The affected agencies can be found at the Open Government Dashboard, or at the agency’s Open Government page (http://[agency URL].gov/open). They include the major physical science funding agencies: the […]

Court Ruling Will Stall FCC’s Broadband Plan

Yesterday a federal appeals court ruled in a case involving the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) efforts to sanction Comcast for violating the FCC’s net neutrality rules. The court decided in favor of Comcast. While the ruling did not speak to the FCC’s recently announced national broadband plan, it did rule that the Commission lacked the […]