Monthly Archives: January 2010

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – January 2010 (Vol. 53, No. 1)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the January issue of Communications of the ACM. As always, much of the material in CACM is premium content, and free content one month may slip behind a pay wall the next. You need to be a member of ACM or a subscriber to CACM [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 25

January 25 Meeting The Election Assistance Commission is holding a meeting to handle regular business. 1 p.m., 1225 New York Avenue, Suite 150, Washington January 27 Hearing The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a CLOSED hearing on cybersecurity 3 p.m., SVC-217, Capitol Building

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USACM Supports Bill to Expand FCC Technical Capacity

USACM has sent Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) a letter of support for her bill to expand the technical advising capacity of the Federal Communications Commission. The bill, S. 2881, is called the FCC Commissioners Technical Resource Enhancement Act, and would allow each FCC Commissioner to add one staff assistant position to the three they are [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 18

January 20 Hearing: The House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act, taking testimony from business groups. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building Meeting: The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board will meet to discuss cloud computing and other issues 1 p.m., National Institute of Standards and [...]

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Bono Still Hasn’t Found What He’s Looking For

I don’t get to blog much about technology policy issues anymore, but every once in a while something juicy comes along that is worth spending a few minutes responding to. In Sunday’s New York Times Bono (U2′s lead singer) wrote a piece advocating 10 ideas for the next decade. Among them was a call for [...]

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