Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 11

July 11

Meeting:
The Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee of the Department of Homeland Security will meet.
10 a.m., 111 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

July 13

Meeting:
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board will meet (continues through July 15)
8 a.m., Homewood Suites, 1475 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

July 14

Meeting:
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board meeting continues.
8 a.m., Homewood Suites, 1475 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
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Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – April 2011 (Vol. 54, 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 to access premium content online.

Letters
Educating Computing’s Next Generation by Robert B. Schnabel
The chair of ACM’s Education Policy Committee describes the charge and activities of the Committee.

News: Society
Social Games, Virtual Goods by Samuel Greengard
A brief update on how online games and the currency used in those games can have physical world impacts.

News: Academia
British Computer Scientists Reboot by Sarah Underwood
How one computer science department in a U.K. university is struggling with budget cuts and poor research rankings.
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