Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 28

March 2 Meeting The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board will hold one of its periodic meetings. 8:30 a.m., Homewood Suites by Hilton, 1475 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. (continues through March 4, meeting should be webcast) March 3 Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board meeting continues (see March 2) 8:30 a.m., 1475 Massachusetts Avenue, […]

USACM Comments on Federal Trade Commission Online Privacy Report

On February 18th, USACM submitted comments in response to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) preliminary staff report concerning online privacy. Titled “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change,” the report outlines a proposed privacy framework involving the following general principles: Companies should integrate privacy into their regular business operations (a Privacy by Design […]

USACM Joins Statement of Concern Over Expansion of Intercept Law

Today the Center for Democracy and Technology released a statement it developed to respond to possible changes to the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). USACM is one of the organizations that signed on to the statement. The statement was developed due to press reports that there are efforts within the executive branch to […]

ACM Washington Update Vol. 15.1 (February 16 2011)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] USACM Comments on Proposed Web Accessibility Guidance [3] USACM Responds to Department of Commerce Online Privacy Report [4] Computers Freedom And Privacy Conference 2011 [5] NITRD Program Asked for Input on K-12 Computer Science Education [6] President Signs COMPETES Act Reauthorization [7] About USACM [An archive of all previous editions […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 14

This week the President released his Fiscal Year 2012 budget request. As a result, there will be several events, many of them today, where federal agencies discuss their portion of the request. Congressional hearings on this request will follow over the next few weeks. February 15 Hearing: The Committee on House Administration will hold a […]

DC ACM Chapter Co-Hosts Discussion on Digital Government

On February 17th, the D.C. Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery and the New America Foundation will co-host a panel discussion, “The Open Government Directive: A Year Later.” The Open Government Directive was established by the Obama Administration in order to encourage the disclosure of more federal information online in a usable and accessible […]