Monthly Archives: July 2007

California Top-to-Bottom Review Complete; Early Reports Outline Vulnerabilities

Update – August 1 – Senator Feinstein (D-CA), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced she will hold a hearing on this report sometime in September. This report *may* also come up in tomorrow’s scheduled hearing of the Elections Subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration, as the chair and ranking member are both [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 30

August 1 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold an oversight hearing on the activities of the Commerce Department. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Building August 3 Briefing: The Committee on House Administration Task Force investigating the disputed House election will hold a public briefing on the GAO analysis of the election. 10 [...]

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Key Senate Committee to Hold E-Voting Reform Hearing

With news that Representative Holt’s e-voting reform legislation has stalled (reported in New York Times) attention turns to the Senate this week as it holds a hearing on Senator Feinstein’s e-voting reform legislation. On Wednesday at 10:00 AM, the Senate Rules Committee will hold its first hearing on the Senator’s legislation S. 1487 — The [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 23

July 24 Briefing: The American Association for the Advancement of Science will hold a briefing on the next generation of science education leaders. 8:30 a.m., B-354 Rayburn Building Hearing: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on inadvertent file sharing in peer-to-peer networks. 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn Building July 25 The [...]

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House Ways and Means Committee Introduces Social Security Number Bill

Yesterday the House Ways and Means Committee introduced a bill to reduce identity theft through restricting the use of the Social Security Number (SSN). After a series of 16 hearings on the issue, including one where USACM-EC Member Annie Antón testified, the Committee cited the easy availability of the SSN and its common use as [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 16

July 17 Hearing: The Technology and Innovation Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on the next 25 years of the Bayh-Dole Act, which allowed researchers to retain patent rights to things made through federally-funded research. 1 p.m., 2318 Rayburn Building July 18 Briefing: The Secure ID Coalition and the [...]

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TGDC Meeting Rescheduled for August 17; EAC Commissioner seeking public input

According to the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) website, the plenary meeting originally scheduled for July 3 (and subject of an earlier post on this blog) will now take place on August 17. It will still take place by teleconference, from 11:30-5:30 Eastern time. Further details will be available by July 30 at the TGDC [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 9

July 11 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on wireless innovation and consumer protection. 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Building July 12 Markup: The Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up pending legislation, including the Patent Reform Act of 2007. 10 a.m., 226 Dirksen [...]

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ACM Washington Update, Vol. 11.6 (July 3, 2007)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] USACM Members Go to the Hill: Employment Eligibility Verification System [3] USACM Members Go to the Hill Again: Social Security Numbers [4] TGDC Final Meeting on Next VVSG Postponed [5] New York Times Report on Military Overseas Voting [6] Spyware Bill Would Define Zombies [7] About USACM

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Final Technical Meeting to Take Place on Next Voting System Guidelines – Postponed

Update – As noted by one of our readers, the meeting has been postponed. Per the TGDC Website: July 3, 2007 Plenary Meeting — CANCELLED — Due to open issues related to the next VVSG that require further review, this plenary teleconference has been canceled. This meeting will be rescheduled in the near future and [...]

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