Monthly Archives: February 2010

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – February 2010 (Vol. 53, No. 2)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the February 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 February 22

February 23 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on cybersecurity and critical infrastructure. 2 p.m., 253 Russell Building The Research and Science Education Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on research university infrastructure. 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn Building February 24 Hearing: The House [...]

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Administration’s Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request Is Promising

Earlier this month the Administration released its budget request for the 2011 Fiscal Year, which will start October 1 (whether or not Congress finishes the budget by then). While the President promised a freeze on non-defense discretionary spending, he did not promise it would be an across-the-board freeze. So initial concerns that science budgets would [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 8

UPDATE – February 10 – with the snow affecting travel in and to Washington, D.C. today, most, if not all of the hearings below have been or will be postponed. February 10 Hearing: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on cybercrime and identity theft. 10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Building The House Science and [...]

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Beginning to Rethink CS Education at NSF

The President released his $3.8 trillion budget on Monday setting off a flurry of activity in the Nation’s Capital. The budget sets the Administration’s priorities for the big stuff — like how much he wants to spend on education and defense — down the minutia — like how much money the Department of Agriculture wants [...]

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ACM Washington Update, Vol. 14.1 (February 1, 2010)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] First Computer Science Education Week Finishes Strong [3] USACM Supports Expanded FCC Technical Advice [4] FY 2010 Budgets Show Increases for Science Agencies [5] Data Security Bills Pass the House [6] Obama Administration Finally Releases Open Government Directive [7] Technical Guidelines Development Committee Ends Two-Year Hiatus [8] About USACM [An [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 1

There will be various events all week in connection with the rollout of the President’s Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request. Check with agency websites for additional information. February 3 Hearing: The Research and Science Education subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on graduate and undergraduate programs in science, technology, [...]

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