Monthly Archives: July 2009

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 27

July 29 Hearing: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on peer-to-peer file sharing, with a focus on inadvertent file sharing and security risks. 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn Building Meeting: The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board will hold a regularly scheduled meeting (continues through July 31) 9 a.m., Cafritz Conference [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 20

July 21 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship of the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on changes to employment verification. 2:15 p.m., 226 Dirksen Building (note, the full committee has a Supreme Court nomination vote scheduled for earlier that day) July 23 Hearing: The Government Management, Organization, and Procurement Subcommittee [...]

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Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – July 2009 (Vol. 52, No. 7)

Here are some items in the July 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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ACM Washington Update, Vol. 13.6 (July 14, 2009)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] USACM Completes Reorganization [3] USACM Members Testify on Cybersecurity [4] USACM Co-Chair Outlines Mechanics of Behavioral Advertising [5] USACM Highlights Challenges and Opportunities in Internet Voting [6] IT Dashboard Lets You Monitor Government IT Spending Online [7] Senate Introduces Bill Resembling Real ID [8] House Appropriations Bill Shows Research Increases [...]

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USACM Comments on New Electronic Voting Legislation

USACM recently sent a letter to Representative Rush Holt commenting on his new electronic voting legislation. The bill, H.R. 2894, is similar to Rep. Holt’s earlier electronic voting bills. The emphasis is on providing voter-verified paper records to ensure that voter intent can be captured even if there are problems with electronic voting machines. As [...]

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Over 800 Reports of Health Data Breaches in California this Year

According to’s Threat Level, the new California law requiring “organizations in California to report suspected incidents of intentional and unintentional unauthorized breaches of a patient’s personally identifiable health information to the California Department of Public Health” has prompted over 800 reports since the law went into effect January 1st of this year. Of the [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 13

July 14 Meeting: The Election Assistance Commission will meet and hold a public hearing. Part of the agenda will focus on accessibility and voting technologies. 1 p.m., 1225 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 150, Washington, D.C. 20036 June 15 Hearing: The Senate Rules and Administration Committee will hold a hearing on S. 1415, the Military [...]

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