Monthly Archives: July 2008

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 28

July 30 Hearing: The Senate Rules and Administration Committee will hold a hearing on S. 3212, the Bipartisan Electronic Voting Reform Act of 2008. 10 a.m., 301 Russell Building July 31 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services and International Security of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will [...]

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The Complications of Deep Packet Inspection

Update July 27 The Washington Post ran an article on Friday describing a case of an internet service provider conducting deep packet inspection on customers in Kansas. Notice was affected through a change in the company’s privacy policy on its website. Subscribers were offered the opportunity to opt out of the test, but some lawmakers [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 21

Update July 23 – Additional Health IT hearing on July 23 July 22 Hearing: The House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on business and education partnerships in STEM education. 2 p.m., 2175 Rayburn Building July 23 Hearing: The House Select Intelligence Committee will hold a closed roundtable discussion on cybersecurity. 10 a.m., [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 14

July 15 Hearing: The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on intellectual property rights and competitiveness. 10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Building The Research and Science Education Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on international science and technology cooperation and the role of universities and non-governmental organizations. 10 a.m., [...]

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ACM Washington Update, Vol. 12.6 (July 7, 2008)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] USACM Members Meet with Government Officials [3] ACM Policy Director Addresses Computer Science Education Roundtable [4] EAC Outlines Possible Next Steps for VVSG [5] Congress Introduces Online Accessibility Bill [6] Supplemental Appropriations Boost Science and Technology Funding [7] About USACM [An archive of all previous editions of Washington Update is [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 7

July 8 Press Briefing: The Center for Democracy and Technology will hold a news briefing on online tracking practices. 11 a.m., 1634 Eye Street, Washington, D.C. July 9 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing about online advertising and privacy. 10 a.m., 253 Russell Building

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Supplemental Funding Bill Boosts Science Spending

Yesterday President Bush signed into law a bipartisan agreement providing supplemental funding for 2008. Most of the funding went toward operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, but Congress and the President agreed to include over $330 million to fund basic research at several Federal agencies. While the final figures are well below what the President originally [...]

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