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NSF Requests Recommendations for Scientific and Technical Advisory Committees

The National Science Foundation (NSF) requests recommendations for membership on its scientific and technical federal advisory committees. Self-recommendations are accepted. Committee members serve varying term lengths. NSF has 13 scientific and technical advisory committees, including: Advisory Committee for Computer and Information Science and Engineering Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure Advisory Committee for Mathematical and Physical Sciences [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 24

March 26 Hearing: The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on public-private partnerships in cybersecurity. 10 a.m.,  342 Dirksen Building The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on consumer data protection. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Building

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Presidential Innovation Fellowship for USPTO Patent Quality Initiative

The Presidential Innovation Fellows program invites applications from individuals interested in helping the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) improve patent quality through better prior art identification and evaluation. Fellows will collaborate with innovators in government for 6-13 months. Applications will be accepted through April 7, 2014. The USPTO also will host a Software Partnership [...]

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USPTO Software Partnership Roundtable on Crowdsourcing Prior Art for Software Patents on April 10, 2014

The USPTO will hold a Software Partnership Roundtable on April 10 to discuss crowdsourcing and third-party preissuance submissions to identify prior art for software patents. The roundtable and its webcast will be open to the public, but advance registration is required by April 4. Individuals interested in presenting at the roundtable need to request to [...]

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NIST Cloud and Mobility Forum and Workshop on March 25-27, 2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a free NIST Cloud and Mobility Forum and Workshop on March 25-27, at its campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The event will include panel discussions and presentations on future directions for the accessibility, usability, reliability, security, and privacy of mobile devices and [...]

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NIST Cloud Computing Forensic Science Workshop on March 24, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a federal technology agency, will host a free Cloud Computing Forensic Science Workshop on Monday, March 24, at its campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Advance registration is required. The event is free and open to the public. More than 20 leaders in digital forensics from government, industry, and [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 10

March 12 Hearing: The Senate Rules and Administration Committee will hold a hearing on election administration 9:45 a.m., 301 Russell Building The Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on information technology and cyber operations. 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn Building

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Internet Policy Task Force Multistakeholder Forum on DMCA Notice and Takedown

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force will hold a multistakeholder forum to discuss the DMCA notice and takedown system on March 20, 2014 at the USPTO main campus in Alexandria, Virginia. Subsequent public forums will take place every 6 weeks, alternating between the USPTO main campus and Silicon Valley. Advance registration is [...]

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U.S. Copyright Office Invites Public Comments on Right of “Making Available” in the Digital Age

The U.S. Copyright Office invites public comments on the rights of “making available” and “communication to the public,” particularly in the digital age. The deadline for comments is April 4, 2014. A public roundtable will be held in Washington, D.C. on May 5, 2014. Questions from the Federal Register announcement: 1. Existing Exclusive Rights Under [...]

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Call for Presentations on Mobile Accessibility for the M-Enabling Summit in Washington, D.C.

The M-Enabling Summit conference invites program proposals for presentations and case studies. The conference will be held June 9-10, 2014 in the Washington, D.C. area and is co-sponsored by G3ict, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The conference attracts attendees from the U.S. federal government, foreign governments, academia, industry, and [...]

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FCC Invites Nominations for the 3rd Annual Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility

The FCC is seeking nominations for the 3rd Annual FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility until March 31, 2014. The Chairman’s Awards aim to highlight and encourage innovation in accessible technologies, standards, and best practices that will benefit people with disabilities. Nominations can include a product, service, technology, or practice introduced publicly between August [...]

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FCC’s Accessibility and Innovation Initiative Speaker Series: Dr. Juan E. Gilbert

The FCC’s Accessibility and Innovation Initiative Speaker Series will feature Dr. Juan E. Gilbert presenting on “Innovation in Voting Accessibility” on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 9 am ET. The presentation will be followed by accessible technology demonstrations in the FCC’s Technology Experience Center. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration for [...]

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Congressional App Challenge 2014

The first annual Congressional App Challenge, established by the U.S. House of Representatives, invites high school students to use their programming and other computer science knowledge and skills to develop innovative software programs for mobile devices, tablets, computers, or cloud-computing platforms. Winning entries will be showcased by Congress. The deadline for submissions is April 30, [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 3

February 4 Hearing: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on data breaches and cybercrime. 10:15 a.m., 226 Dirksen Building February 5 The Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on consumer data breaches. 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Building Markup: The House Homeland Security Committee [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 27

January 28 Hearing: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on the security of the HealthCare.gov website. 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn Building The Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and the Internet of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on copyright and fair use. 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn Building

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 13

January 14 – Edited to reflect new hearing and new hearing time on January 16 Original Post – January 13 January 14 Hearing: The Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the scope of copyright protection. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn Building The Senate Homeland Security [...]

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Congress Invites Public Comments on Updating the Communications Act

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is seeking public comments on a white paper released yesterday on “Modernizing the Communications Act.” The public comments will help inform the Committee as it reviews and updates the Communications Act. The comprehensive reform is anticipated to be a multiyear process. The deadline for public comments is January 31, [...]

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USPTO Public Forum on the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will hold a public forum on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, from 9 am to noon ET to discuss proposed changes to the agency’s practices to implement the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012. Advance registration is required. A live webcast will be available. The new changes will [...]

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FTC Workshop on Digital “Native Advertising” on December 4, 2013

The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop titled, “Blurred Lines: Advertising or Content?,” on December 4, 2013, to explore the increasing trend of “native advertising.” The all-day workshop will feature remarks by FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, perspectives from the Director and Staff Attorney of the agency’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, and three panels comprised [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 18

November 19 Hearing: The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on the data security of the Healthcare.gov website. 1o a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building The Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on regulation of medical apps and health software. 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Building The [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 11

November 12 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on multiple nominees, including the Associate Director for Science at the Office of Science and Technology Policy. 5:40 p.m., S-216 Capitol Building November 13 The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on the information security of the HealthCare.gov [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 4

November 4 Meeting: The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is meeting to discuss national security surveillance programs (the meeting was originally scheduled for October 4).  USACM Chair Eugene Spafford will appear before the Board in the afternoon. 9:15-4:15 Mayflower Hotel,  1127 Connecticut Avenue N.W. November 6 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee [...]

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Internet Policy Task Force Seeks Public Comments on “Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy” Report

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force invites public comments on its report, “Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy.” The 122-page report provides an analysis of copyright policy since 1995, recommends possible regulatory and legislative actions, and identifies specific policy issues for further discussion and public input. The U.S. Patent [...]

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USPTO Software Partnership Meeting on Prior Art Searching Techniques and Tools on December 5, 2013

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will hold the next Software Partnership meeting on December 5, 2013, from 1-4:30 pm ET at its headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. The focus of the meeting will be on “ways to improve the USPTO’s prior art searching techniques and tools.” Members of the public are invited to attend. [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 28

October 29 Markup: (Rescheduled from October 24) The House Homeland Security Committee will review pending legislation, including H.R. 3107, the Cybersecurity Boots-On-The-Ground Act.  This bill would (as currently written) require certain classifications and assessments of the federal cybersecurity workforce. 10 a.m., 311 Cannon Building October 30 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 21

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Hearing: The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing on “The Evolution of Wired Communications Networks.” 10:30 am, 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Thursday, October 24, 2013 Markup: 10/24 update – Rescheduled for October 29 at 10 am. The House Committee on Homeland Security will [...]

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USPTO Software Partnership Meeting on October 17 at U.C. Berkeley School of Law

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will hold a Software Partnership Meeting tomorrow, October 17, 2013, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Pacific Time, at the U.C. Berkeley School of Law. The meeting will provide a forum for the software and high-tech communities to hear about governmental activities to improve patent policies and examinations [...]

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AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships in Big Data and Analytics

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is accepting applications for its Science and Technology Policy Fellowship program. Fellows are placed in congressional and executive branch offices. This year, a new track in Big Data and Analytics will place PhD computer scientists in federal agencies. This is a great opportunity for computer scientists [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings Week of September 30

October 3 – ETA I was optimistic that all of the scheduled activities for this week would proceed as intended. The October 2 hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Technology Committee, and the markup session of the House Homeland Security Committee were postponed. The October 4 meeting of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 16

September 18 Markup: The Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee will review two bills related to cybersecurity. September 19 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold confirmation hearings for Jo Handelsman (Associate Director for Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy/OSTP), Robert Simon (Associate Director [...]

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2nd Anniversary Forum of the America Invents Act on September 16

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host the America Invents Act (AIA) Second Anniversary Forum on Monday, September 16, 2013, from 1-5 pm ET at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. A live webcast will be available. USPTO patent experts and administrative patent judges will discuss recent updates, trends in filings, how to [...]

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FCC’s Accessibility and Innovation Initiative Speaker Series: Yevgen Borodin

The FCC’s Accessibility and Innovation Initiative Speaker Series will feature Yevgen Borodin on “Improving Accessibility for the General Public” on September 12, 2013, at 10 am EDT. The presentation will be followed by accessible technology demonstrations in the FCC’s Technology Experience Center. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration for in-person attendance [...]

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U.S. Access Board Public Meeting on September 11

The U.S. Access Board, an independent federal agency, will hold its regular public Board Meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The meeting will be accessible to persons with disabilities. In the morning, the Board will receive an overview of the new U.S. Access Board website, which has been designed with the forthcoming [...]

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USPTO Software Partnership Meeting on October 17

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will hold a Software Partnership Meeting on October 17, 2013, at the U.C. Berkeley School of Law in Berkeley, California to provide a forum for the software and high-tech communities to hear about governmental activities to improve software-related patent policies and examinations and to have a discussion on [...]

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USPTO Patent Public Advisory Committee Meeting – August 15, 2013

The USPTO Patent Public Advisory Committee will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, August 15, 2013, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the USPTO campus in Alexandria, Virginia. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting will also be available by WebEx. Agenda items include: America Invents Act Training Update Legislative Update Patent [...]

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Witness List for Thursday’s Hearing on “Innovation in America: The Role of Technology”

House Hearing on “Innovation in America: The Role of Technology” House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Thursday, August 1, 2013, 9:30 a.m. ET Rayburn House Office Building – Room 2141 A live webcast will be available. Witnesses: Danae Ringelmann Founder & Chief Customer Officer, Indiegogo Jim Fruchterman President and CEO, [...]

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The Week Ahead: Congress to Hold Hearings on Copyright and Patents

Four hearings on Capitol Hill this week will focus on intellectual property issues related to cellphone unlocking, standard essential patents, copyright, and cross-border intellectual property rights under a new trade agreement. Tuesday, July 30 Senate Hearing on “Standard Essential Patent Disputes and Antitrust Law” Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 29

July 30 Markup: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will review pending legislation. Scheduled for consideration is a new cybersecurity bill introduced last week. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Building

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Congress to Consider Copyright This Week

Two U.S. House of Representatives committees will consider copyright issues at three hearings this week.   Markup of H.R. 1123: The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 10 a.m. ET Rayburn House Office Building – Room 2141 The full Committee will consider and markup H.R. 1123, the [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 22

July 23 Hearing: The Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on cybersecurity and Asia. 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn Building July 24 The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on health care and information technology. 10:30 a.m., 215 Dirksen Building July 25 The Government Operations Subcommittee [...]

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FCC Open Commission Meeting on July 19

The FCC will discuss the IP Speech-to-Speech Relay program and a report on the implementation of Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) at its Open Commission Meeting this Friday, July 19, 10:30 am-noon ET. A live webcast will be available. According to the meeting announcement, the accessibility topics will be the last two [...]

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Library of Congress Legislative Data Challenge: Markup of U.S. Legislation in Akoma Ntoso

The Library of Congress invites the public to participate in its first Legislative Data Challenge. The winning solution will provide the most effective representation of four specific bills of the U.S. Congress using the international legislative information standard Akoma Ntoso, as well as a discussion of the suitability of that standard to represent U.S. legislative [...]

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House Committee on Ways and Means Invites Public Submissions on President Obama’s Trade Policy Agenda

The House Committee on Ways and Means is accepting public statements for the record for Thursday’s hearing on President Obama’s trade policy agenda. The deadline for public submissions is Thursday, August 1. Thursday, July 18 House Hearing on “President Obama’s Trade Policy Agenda with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman” House Committee on Ways and Means [...]

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House Hearing on Mens Rea in Federal Criminal Law on July 19

Friday, July 19 House Hearing on “Mens Rea: The Need for a Meaningful Intent Requirement in Federal Criminal Law” House Judiciary Committee Friday July 19, 9 a.m. Rayburn House Office Building Room 2237 A live webcast will be available. This hearing is related to the activities of the Committee’s Over-Criminalization Task Force of 2013, co-chaired [...]

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Highlights from Clayton Lewis on “The Future of Inclusive Design”

At the FCC today, Computer Science Professor Clayton Lewis asserted a new paradigm for accessibility is emerging and that this paradigm may require changes to public policies related to accessibility, such as Section 508, and intellectual property laws. Professor Lewis, a member of the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council, kicked off today’s FCC’s Accessibility and [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 15

July 17 Hearing: The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on health information technology 10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Building Subcommittees of the House Homeland Security Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a joint hearing on information sharing in the new health care law. 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn Building July [...]

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Accessible Technology Demos at the FCC on July 16

Tomorrow, the FCC will feature demonstrations of accessible technology solutions from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in its Technology Experience Center. The event is part of the FCC’s Accessibility and Innovation Initiative Speaker Series. As a reminder, USACM member Professor Clayton Lewis will be kicking off the day with his presentation on “The Future of Inclusive [...]

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FCC Open Internet Advisory Committee Meeting on July 9

The FCC’s Open Internet Advisory Committee will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT, to discuss issues related to its four working groups: (1) mobile broadband, (2) economic impacts of open internet frameworks, (3) specialized services, and (4) transparency. A live webcast will be available. At the Committee’s public meeting [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 8

July 9 Workshop: The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board will hold a public workshop on surveillance programs. Technology experts will be part of at least one panel during the event. 9:30 a.m., Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C. Hearing: The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold [...]

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FCC’s Speaker Series Will Feature Clayton Lewis on Inclusive Design Online

The FCC’s Accessibility and Innovation Initiative Speaker Series will feature USACM member and accessibility expert Clayton Lewis on “The Future of Inclusive Design Online” on Tuesday, July 16, at 10 am EDT. The event is free and open to the public. A live webcast will be available. Event Summary The evolution of technology is creating [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 17

June 18 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on the nominee to head the Federal Communications Commission, Thomas Wheeler. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Building June 19 Hearing: The Government Operations Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a second hearing on government approaches to biometric [...]

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FCC Emergency Access Advisory Committee Meeting on June 14

The FCC Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EEAC) will meet tomorrow, Friday, June 14, from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm EDT, to discuss the technologies and protocols needed to ensure access to Next Generation 911 emergency services by individuals with disabilities. A live webcast will be available. The Next Generation 911 (NG911) system will support communications [...]

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Tomorrow’s House Hearing on the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act

Tomorrow morning, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing to consider whether to repeal, reauthorize, or revise the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA). The Committee previously held a hearing on possible reauthorization in February. The law allows satellite TV providers to retransmit broadcast signals. It also establishes compulsory copyright licensing. [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 10

June 11 Hearing: The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on improving federal information technology practices. 10:30 a.m., 342 Dirksen Building June 12 Hearing: The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing on cybersecurity preparedness and response. 2 p.m., G-50 Dirksen Building

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 3

June 4 Hearing: The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will meet to hear testimony on the security of veterans’ private data. 2:30 p.m., 334 Cannon Building June 5 Hearing: The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will meet to hear testimony on federal information technology management. 10 a.m., 342 [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 20

May 21 Hearing: The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on cybersecurity with witnesses from intelligence and critical infrastructure backgrounds. 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Building The Research and Technology Subcommittees of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on biometric technologies. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building The Communications [...]

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USACM Comments on Proposed US-EU Trade Agreement

The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council submitted its public comment to the U.S. Trade Representative outlining three important intellectual property principles for the U.S. government to consider in the upcoming Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade negotiations with the European Union. The United States and the EU share the largest economic relationship in the [...]

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This Week in Federal Policy

Topics to be addressed in Congressional hearings this week include: internet video, accessibility for people with disabilities, federal computing research, big data, patent reform, copyright reform, automated vehicle technologies, cybersecurity, e-verify, and drones. On Wednesday, FTC Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen will speak on “FTC’s Google Investigation: Implications for the States and Other Countries.” On Thursday, [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 6

May 8 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism of the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on responses to cyberthreats. 9 a.m., 226 Dirksen Building May 9 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Government Operations of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on biometric identification. 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn Building

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5th Annual State of the Mobile Net Conference on May 9, 2013

The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee brings you the 5th Annual State of the Mobile Net Conference on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Key members of Congress and their staff, Administration officials, tech executives, and mobile-savvy technologists will discuss location-based services, privacy, the mobile broadband spectrum squeeze, and other emergent legal and legislative issues facing lawmakers [...]

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U.S. Election Assistance Commission Roundtable on Voting Accessibility on May 9, 2013

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission will hold a roundtable on “Transforming Election Administration, Voting System Accessibility, and the Certification Process” on Thursday, May 9 from noon to 5:30 pm EDT to explore current and future research in accessible voting technology. The roundtable will be available by live webcast. ACM U.S. Public Policy Council member Dr. [...]

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HHS: Technology Accessibility and Inclusion Conference on May 7, 2013

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) will hold its first “a11y@HHS: Technology Accessibility and Inclusion Conference,” on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the FDA White Oak Campus. The conference is open to the public. A live webcast will be available. Advance registration is required. The all-day conference will feature sessions on web and [...]

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USPTO Patent Public Advisory Committee Meeting – May 16, 2013

The USPTO Patent Public Advisory Committee will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the USPTO campus in Alexandria, Virginia. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting will also be available by WebEx. Below are a few of the agenda topics in bold, with [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of April 22

April 24 – Edited to Add Do Not Track hearing April 24 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Research of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on computing and ‘big data.’ 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on the status of voluntary [...]

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National Council on Disability – Public Forum on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Public Forum on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Tuesday, April 23, 9:30 – 10 a.m. Access Board Conference Room 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800 78 Federal Register 20957 Tomorrow, the National Council on Disability will accept public comments in person on how the Council should engage on the UN [...]

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Software Developers – Apply to Join the White House “Hackathon” on June 1

The White House is accepting applications from software developers and hands-on technology experts to participate in a day of national service at the White House on June 1 in support of enhancing the “We the People” petition system. The goal of the day will be to create production ready applications for integration with other systems [...]

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Upcoming Event – ACM Turing Award Recipient Dr. Vint Cerf on “Reinventing the Internet”

ACM Turing Award Recipient Dr. Vint Cerf on “Reinventing the Internet” Monday, May 13, 2013, 6:30 pm Google DC 1101 New York Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005 Sponsored by: ACM Washington D.C. Chapter Registration is free and open to the public. Early registration is highly encouraged. Seating is limited. To register: http://meetup.dcacm.org/events/106916812/ The Washington, D.C. [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 18

March 19 Hearing: The Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn Building The Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on Homeland Security Department information technology. 2 p.m., [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 11

March 13 Hearing: The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on the Department of Homeland Security’s role in cybersecurity of critical infrastructure. 10 a.m., 311 Cannon Building (rescheduled from March 6) The Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on investigating and prosecuting [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 4

March 6 Hearing: The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on the Department of Homeland Security’s role in cybersecurity for critical infrastructure. 10:30 a.m., 311 Cannon Building March 7 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing with the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on government and [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 25

February 26 Hearing: The Research Subcommittee and the Technology Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a joint hearing on cybersecurity research and development. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building February 27 Hearing: The Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on E-Verify, an electronic [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 11

February 14 Hearing: The House Select Committee on Intelligence will hold a hearing on advanced cyber threats. 10 a.m., HVC-210 Capitol Visitors Center The Research Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology will hold a hearing focused on applications of information technology research and development. 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn Building

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 17

September 19 Markup: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will review pending legislation, including a concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the current Internet multistakeholder governance model should be maintained. 2:15 p.m., S-116 Capitol Building September 20 Hearing: The Securities, Insurance, and Investment Subcommittee of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 10

Congress has returned from its August break, and will attempt to get a little work done before it breaks for fall campaigning in early October. September 12 Hearing: The Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on resilient communications and cybersecurity. 2 p.m., 311 Cannon Building

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 30

The Senate will consider cybersecurity legislation this week. Several amendments will be introduced and debated on the floor. July 31 Hearing: The Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on federal data security and privacy law. [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 23

July 24 Briefing: The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation is holding a briefing on assistive voting technology for veterans. 9:30 a.m., 188 Russell Building Hearing: The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on sales and use tax laws, including sales conducted online. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn Building July 25 Hearing: The Intellectual Property, Competition [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 16

July 17 Hearing: The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on the electric grid and cybersecurity. 10 a.m., 366 Dirksen Building July 18 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law of the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on facial recognition technology, including its online applications. 2:30 p.m., [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 9

July 10 Discussion: Deputy Chief Technology Officer Daniel Weitzner will be featured in a discussion on federal Internet policy making. 12 noon, The Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, Washington. (also available online) July 12 Meeting: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration will host a day long meeting on developing a consumer data privacy code [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 25

June 27 Hearing: The Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on changes in video technology 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Building The Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on international enforcement of intellectual property rights. 10 a.m., [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 18

June 19 Hearing: The Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the public policy implications of new mobile and online technologies. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn Building The Technology and Innovation Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on best [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 29

May 31 Hearing: The Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on international proposals to regulate the Internet. 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Building June 1 Hearing: The Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing on cybersecurity and [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 14

May 17 Hearing: The Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Hearing will meet on the Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act, H.R. 2168. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn Building

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 7

May 9 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on the consumer privacy reports issued by the Federal Trade Commission and the Obama Administration. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Building

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of April 23

April 26 – Edited to note that the E-Verify hearing has been postponed. April 24 – Edited to add E-Verify hearing for April 27. The House is expected to consider four cybersecurity bills on Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27. April 24 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of April 16

April 17 – Edited to add House Homeland Security markup on April 18 April 18 Markup: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will review a bill to update the Federal Information Security Management Act. 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn Building The House Homeland Security Committee will review a bill on information sharing related to cybersecurity. [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 26

March 27 – edited to reflect time change for Thursday’s hearing on public access. Original Post: March 27 Hearing: The Technology and Innovation Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on the effect of federal policies on innovation. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building March 28 Hearing: The Communications and [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 19

March 21 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the REAL ID Act’s standards for driver’s licenses and identification cards. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn Building The Technology, Information Policy Intergovernmental Affairs and Procurement Reform Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 5

March 6 Hearing: The Science and Space Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on research and development investments. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Building March 7 Hearing: The Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on communications networks and cybersecurity. 10 [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 27

February 29 Hearing: The Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on cybersecurity at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn Building

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 13

February 16 Hearing: The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act of 2012. 2:30 p.m., 342 Dirksen Building February 17 Hearing: The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on science research and development funding for fiscal year 2013. 9:30 a.m., [...]

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