Monthly Archives: October 2006

Next Big Electronic Voting Test 11 Days Away

Election Day in the United States – November 7 – is approaching fast. Issues with electronic voting, whether it’s the voting machines, the voter registration databases, or other problems with the process, continue to crop up in the press. This has led to some concern on the part of members of the Election Assistance Commission [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 23

While Congress is in recess, this posting typically disappears. However, there is one event of interest, especially for those who have followed electronic voting issues. October 26 Meeting: The Election Assistance Commission will hold a public meeting on their voting system testing and certification program. 10:00 a.m., 1225 New York Avenue, Suite 150, Washington, D.C.

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Big Thinkers Thinking Big Thoughts About Computing, Part II

Update 10/30/06: Steve Lohr at the New York Times wrote a story about the symposium nicely weaving together the different presentations. As mentioned in the previous post, The National Academies’ Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) held a symposium to commemorate the Board’s 20th anniversary. Cameron blogged about the first half of the symposium, and [...]

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Big Thinkers Thinking Big Thoughts About Computing, Part I

Update 10/30/06: Steve Lohr at the New York Times wrote a story about the symposium nicely weaving together the different presentations. Update: David posted part two of this series here. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the National Academies’ Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB), it held an incredible symposium yesterday with luminaries speaking about [...]

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Data Breaches Still a Problem

Update – October 16 – The House Government Reform Committee has released a Staff Report on the data breach information they have received. Perhaps as troublesome as the number of events is the extent to which agencies may be unaware of what they’ve lost. Original Post – October 12 There have been a large number [...]

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ACM Washington Update, Volume 10.9 (October 6, 2006)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] Computing Experts Tell Congress Paper Trails are Needed for E-voting [3] USACM Member to Advise Government on Privacy Issues [4] Competitiveness Legislation Stalls Before Congress Heads Home [5] New Heath IT Legislation Moves Forward [6] Additional Offshoring Research Mirrors ACM Globalization Report [7] About USACM

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Election Assistance Commission Seeks Comments on Voting Systems

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), formed as part of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), is taking responsibility for administering (among other things) the testing and certification (including re-certification and de-certification) of electronic voting systems. They have recently developed a draft procedural manual for testing and certification of voting systems. The EAC is seeking [...]

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USACM Member To Advise Government on Privacy

Last week the Department of Homeland Security appointed Annie Anton (Professor of Software Engineering at North Carolina State University and USACM-EC member) to serve on the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. She is the second USACM member to join the panel. Dr. Lance Hoffman (George Washington University) was appointed to serve last year. The [...]

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