Monthly Archives: June 2009

Track Federal IT Spending Online

Chief Technology Officer Vivek Kundra unveiled the IT Dashboard yesterday. The focus of this website is providing detail on all information technology investments by the various federal agencies. It’s a graphics-intensive effort, with charts and graphs at your disposal to help examine individual projects, individual agencies, and comparisons across projects and agencies. What’s covered by [...]

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Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – June 2009 (Vol. 52, No. 6)

Here are some items in the June issue of Communications of the ACM that have policy relevance. As always, much of the content in CACM is premium content, and free content one month may require a subscription or fee the next. You need to be a member of ACM or subscriber to CACM to access [...]

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USACM Selects Final Council Members

As part of its elevation from committee to council, USACM recently completed elections for at-large seats on its Council. The voting members of the Council are the USACM Chair, any Co-Chairs, the ACM President or President’s Designee, Chairs of all Subcommittees, and six At Large members. The full membership of USACM Council is as follows: [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 22

June 25 Hearing: The House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on cybersecurity activity at NIST and the Department of Homeland Security. 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn Building

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 15

June 16 Hearing: The Research and Science Education and the Technology and Innovation Subcommittees of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a joint hearing on agency responses to the recent cybersecurity review. Witnesses include personnel from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, [...]

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House Science and Technology Committee Starts Hearings on Cybersecurity

On June 10 the Research and Science Education subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee held a hearing on cybersecurity. This is the first of three planned hearings prompted by the Obama Administration’s recent cybersecurity review. On June 16 the Research and Science Education subcommittee will hold a hearing with the Technology and Innovation [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 8

June 10 Hearing: The Research and Science Education subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on research and development in cybersecurity. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building

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Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – May 2009 (Vol. 52, No. 5)

Here are some items in the May issue of Communications of the ACM that have policy relevance. Remember, much of the material in CACM is considered premium content, and what may be free content during the month of the issue might slip behind a password wall. You will need to be a member of ACM [...]

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CFP Panel on Voting and the Internet

Yesterday, during the Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference (CFP), USACM coordinated a panel to speak on voting and using the internet. It was chaired by Ed Felten of Princeton, who is also Vice-Chair of USACM. The panelists where Amy Bjelland and Craig Stender from the State of Arizona, Susan Dzieduszucka-Suinat of the Overseas Vote Foundation, [...]

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ACM Washington Update, Vol. 13.5 (June 4, 2009)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] ACM Co-sponsors Hill Briefing on Computer Science Education [3] USACM Elevated to Council Status in ACM [4] Congress Moves to Strengthen Computer Science Education [5] Obama Administration Releases Cybersecurity Review [6] Obama Administration Puts Open Government Blog Online [7] Advisory Board Urges Updates to US Privacy Policies [8] About USACM [...]

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EAC Announces Proposed Revisions to 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines

On Monday the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) released a draft of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) Version 1.1 for public comment. This version of the VVSG is an update of the current version of the VVSG, approved in 2005 and in effect since 2007. The comment period will close in late September, and the [...]

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USACM Elevated to Council Status in ACM

The ACM Executive Council recently elevated its U.S. Public Policy Committee – USACM – to council status. This change reflects ACM’s increasing attention to public policy issues. The elevation to council status will streamline the decision-making processes of USACM both internally and within ACM. As a council, USACM has established subcommittees to work on issue [...]

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