Monthly Archives: February 2009

NIST Presents Research Status on Voting Systems

In response to a request from the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted research on six specific areas in connection to voting systems. We posted about that request earlier on this blog. The goal of this research was to focus on the state of some very specific technical issues [...]

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USACM Applauds Increased Investment in Research

Today President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This legislation provides billions in funding intended to spur economic growth. A significant portion of the funding is dedicated to research and education investments. Below is USACM’s statement on these provisions: USACM Says Innovations in Computing Drive Economic Growth and Competitiveness NEW [...]

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Congress Finalizes Massive Boost in Science Funding

Late last night Congress released the first high-level details on the final agreement for the American Recovery and Reinvestment package. (For background, this legislation is essentially a massive funding plan intended to help jump start the American economy during the current fiscal year (FY 2009).) The final legislation reportedly contains a massive boost for several [...]

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Make Recovery.Gov Web 2.0 Friendly

All eyes are on one piece of legislation currently being considered by Congress — The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This legislation is essentially a massive funding plan intended to help jump start the American economy during the current fiscal year (FY 2009). We’ve been reporting about the science funding provisions of the Act, which [...]

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USACM Makes E-Government Recommendations

With the explosion of user-created content on the web, it is clear that the Federal government should take advantage of this trend by adopting policies that promote the reuse of government data. To help achieve this goal, USACM released the following recommendations and statement on enabling open government. (The press release for this statement can [...]

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E-Verify Contractor Rule Delayed; Program Could Appear in Stimulus Package

Update – February 17 Reports indicate that there is no E-Verify participation requirement in the stimulus bill that should be signed later today. Orginial Post: February 4 The E-Verify program, a proposed national electronic employment verification system, continues to stagger toward full implementation. As we noted last fall, some federal contractors and subcontractors were supposed [...]

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ACM Washington Update, Vol. 13.1 (February 2, 2009)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] Economic Stimulus to include Science and Technology [3] Net Neutrality Connected to Broadband Stimulus [4] ACM Urges Obama to Include Computer Science As A Core Component of Science and Math Education [5] Obama Will Make Broadband Part of Economic Recovery [6] Study Shows Rising Elementary Math Scores and Significant Challenges [...]

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