Monthly Archives: October 2007

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 29

October 30 Briefing: Two Representatives will hold a new conference to announce the creation of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency. 10 a.m., 1539 Longworth Building October 31 Hearing: The Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a cybersecurity hearing. 10 a.m., 311 [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 22

October 23 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on pending legislation related to consumer protection, telemarketers and the internet. 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Building The Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration will hold a hearing on voter registration [...]

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USACM Comments on Senate E-Voting Legislation

With the House of Representatives e-voting reform legislation stalled, we’ve turned our attention to the Senate. Senator Feinstein (D-CA) is leading the effort to reform e-voting systems. USACM sent the Senator a detailed letter noting that her legislation largely gets the big things correct, but there are some important details that should be addressed. From [...]

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New STEM Ed. Plan Runs Into Old Obstacles

Policy fights often boil down to a rather fundamental debate — federal vs. local control. Education policy always seems to be on the front lines, particularly when it comes to K-12 education. It isn’t surprising to see familiar battle lines being draw over a new plan for coordinating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 15

October 17 Hearing: The Research and Science Education Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on women in academic science and engineering. 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn Building October 18 Hearing: The Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on international piracy [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 8

A light week, with the Senate not in session. October 10 Hearing: The Research and Science Education Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on assessing the National Science Board’s action plan for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building

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ACM Washington Update, Volume 11.9 (October 3, 2007)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] House Electronic Voting Legislation Stalls [3] ACM Briefs Hill on Electronic Employment Verification Systems [4] PCAST Report Calls for Focus on IT Workers and Curriculum [5] About USACM [An archive of all previous editions of Washington Update is available at http://www.acm.org/usacm/update/]

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Sarasota Update: GAO Investigation Continues

We have tracked the progress of the disputed election in the 13th Congressional District of Florida for months now. In short, the race was decided by fewer than 400 votes, and there were several thousand undervotes (no vote recorded for that race compared to others on the same ballot) in Sarasota County, only one of [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 1

Happy New Fiscal Year, everyone. October 2 Hearing: The Task Force on the contested House election in Florida’s 13th District of the Committee on House Administration will hold a hearing on the progress of the investigation. 4 p.m., 1310 Longworth Building October 4 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation of the House Science and [...]

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