Monthly Archives: March 2010

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – March 2010 (Vol. 53, No. 3)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the March 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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Computing and the Common Core

K-12 computer science education might get a boost from a recently released document called the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). This initiative is historic for the United States. For the first time forty-eight governors have come together to propose a common set of English arts and mathematics standards — which are key drivers of [...]

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USACM and CRA Express Concerns Over Cybersecurity Legislation

Lost within all the health care legislation coverage was the release of a new draft of S.773, the Cybersecurity Act of 2010. The new draft was released a week before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is scheduled to hold a markup of this legislation. The bill had made some waves last summer when [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 22

March 23 Hearing: The Technology and Innovation Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on teh National Institute of Standards and Technology and its work in the area of technical standards. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building March 24 Markup: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will mark up pending [...]

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National Research Council Announces Prizes in Cyberdeterence Research

The Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) of the National Research Council (NRC) has announced prizes for research in cyberdeterrence. The CSTB announced prizes for papers submitted that address at least one of the Questions of Interest described in their call for papers. The deadline for papers is July 9. However, the CSTB committee running [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 15

March 16 Hearing: The Research and Science Education Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on broadening participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building Markup: The House Homeland Security Committee will markup legislation on the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland [...]

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Charles Thacker Recognized With 2009 ACM A.M. Turing Award

In recognition of his work in developing the modern personal computer, Charles P. Thacker was awarded the 2009 ACM A.M. Turing Award. The Award, which comes with a $250,000 prize, is supported in part by Intel and Google, and is considered the top prize in computing. It is named for the British mathematician Alan Turing, [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 8

March 10 Hearing: The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on U.S. cyberspace policy and foreign policy (rescheduled from February 10). 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn Building The House Science and Technology Committee will hear from the National Science Foundation about the President’s Fiscal Year 2011 budget request. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building The [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 1

March 2 Hearing: The Human Rights and the Law Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on global internet freedom 10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Building March 3 Hearing: The Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee will discuss authorization legislation for the Science and Technology [...]

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