Monthly Archives: June 2007

Spyware Bill Would Define Zombies

Senator Pryor (D-AR) introduced S 1625, the Counter Spy Act, earlier this month. The bill joins other legislation, which has already passed the House, that will try and reduce the harm of spyware. Senator Pryor is no stranger to the issue – he spoke at our April briefing on botnets and was recently appointed co-chair [...]

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USACM-EC Member Testifies on the Privacy and Security of Social Security Numbers

On Thursday, June 21, Dr. Annie Antón, Associate Professor of Software Engineering at North Carolina State University, testified in front of the Social Security Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee on protecting the privacy and security of Social Security numbers. While the subcommittee did not have a specific bill to consider at this [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 25

While technology related events are light this week, Congress will be busy in advance of next week’s July 4th recess. June 26 Event: The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) will hold its 13th Annual Exhibition and Reception on Capitol Hill. 5:30 p.m., B338-B340 Rayburn Building

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USACM-EC Member to Testify on Social Security Numbers

Update June 21 Dr. Antón’s testimony is now available online. Original Post – June 20 On Thursday, June 21, at 10:00 a.m., Annie Antón, USACM Executive Committee Member and Associate Professor of Software Engineering at North Carolina State University, will testify to Congress on behalf of USACM regarding the pervasive use of the Social Security [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 18

June 20 Hearing: The Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on investigating cybersecurity vulnerabilities at the Department of Homeland Security. 2 p.m., 311 Cannon Building June 21 Hearing: The Social Security Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing [...]

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New York Times Reports on Military Overseas Voting

An article in today’s New York Times (registration required), describes the current status of military voting overseas. In brief, the systems in place to help service members stationed overseas to vote remain “slow, confusing and plagued with security and privacy problems.” Meanwhile, Americans serving abroad continue to be frustrated with the inefficiency of voting while [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 11

June 11 Markup: The Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee will mark up proposed appropriations legislation. Hearing will follow the 5:30 p.m. full committee markup, 2358 Rayburn Building June 12 Hearing: The House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on the globalization of research, development and innovation. [...]

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USACM Member Encourages Safeguards for Employment Eligibility Verification System

On Thursday, June 7, Dr. Peter G. Neumann, Principal Scientist in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International, testified before the Social Security Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee on the proposed Employment Eligibility Verification System, or EEVS. The EEVS is part of the immigration legislation recently debated in the Senate, and apparently [...]

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ACM Washington Update, Vol. 11.5 (June 6, 2007)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] USACM Urges Revisions to REAL ID Rules [3] USACM Member To Testify on Proposed Employment Eligibility Verification System [4] E-Voting Reform Legislation Passes Committee; ACM Lauds Move [5] TGDC Refines Next Set of Voting Standards [6] Spyware Legislation Passes House [7] About USACM

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USACM Member to Testify on Employment Eligibility Verification System

On Thursday, June 7, at 10:00 AM, Peter Neumann, USACM Member and Principal Scientist at SRI, will testify to Congress on behalf of USACM regarding proposals to expand and make mandatory the Employment Eligibility Verification System (EEVS). The EEVS is a query-based system that allows employers to verify the work-eligibility and identity documentation that employees [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 4

June 5 Hearing: The House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on the university perspective on the use of technology to reduce illegal file sharing. 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn Building June 6 Hearing: The Finance and Tax Subcommittee of the House Small Business Committee will hold a hearing on small business perspectives on [...]

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