Monthly Archives: March 2007

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 26

Update Markup on voting legislation is likely cancelled for Thursday. March 26 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the implementation of the REAL ID Act. 2:30 p.m., 342 Dirksen Building March [...]

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Flurry of Voting Activity

Readers of Hill Tech Happenings will have noticed the recent string of voting related hearings in Congress. It’s just one sign of the continued interest in voting reform expressed both in Congress and the Executive Branch. Once the flurry of hearings end (for the moment) tomorrow, we can give you a more in-depth analysis of [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 19

A full week of technology related events and hearings. We’ve heard that other relevant hearings may be added later this week, so please come back for updates. Update: Electronic voting hearing added for Friday. March 20 Hearing: The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing titled “Realizing a Competitive Education: Identifying Needs, Partnerships and Resources.” [...]

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Results from ACM’s International Programing Contest are in; Global Competition Growing

ACM issued the following release after the conclusion of its 31st annual International Collegiate Programming Contest: ACM PROGRAMMING CONTEST SHOWCASES TOP TECH TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD ACM President Lauds Competitors, Cites Advantages of Preparing Students to Compete Globally New York, NY – March 15, 2007 – The results of the 2007 ACM International Collegiate [...]

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A Deeper Look At E-voting Reform

For the past few Congresses Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) has taken the lead on legislation to reform electronic voting. Each year his efforts have garnered deep support from the Democratic party, but each year the legislation stalled with no Congressional action. With the Democrats now controlling Congress, Representative Holt reintroduced his legislation — the Voter [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 12

March 13 Hearing: The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee will hold a joint hearing on the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. 9:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn Building News Conference: Rep. Bart Gordon will hold a news conference to unveil the “Amercian Innovation Proclamation” urging [...]

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Proposed REAL ID rules released

The Department of Homeland Security released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking about the REAL ID Act on March 1. The proposed REAL ID rules are available in the Federal Register, and subject to a 60 day comment period. The release about the notice is here: http://www.dhs.gov/xprevprot/laws/gc_1172765386179.shtm The actual notice (162 pages) can be found here: [...]

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ACM Washington Update, Vol. 11.2 (March 6, 2007)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] Official Sarasota Audit Complete; E-Voting Activity Continues [3] Chronicle of Higher Education Prints USACM Letter In Response to E-Voting Article [4] Frances Allen wins ACM’s Turing Award [5] Offshoring Results in More Offshoring Reports [6] Commerce Advisory Committee Reviews Innovation Metrics [7] About USACM

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 5

Update – voting hearing for March 7 added. March 7 Hearing: The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will hold a hearing on “Strengthening American Competitiveness for the 21st Century.” 9:30 a.m., 216 Hart Building The House Small Business Committee will hold a hearing on “Advancing the Innovation Agenda: The Perspective of the [...]

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