Monthly Archives: May 2010

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – May 2010 (Vol. 53, No. 5)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the May 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 May 24

May 25 Meeting: The Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee of the Department of Homeland Security will meet. 12:30 p.m., Harding Hall, 710 North Capitol Street

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 17

May 20 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Carl Wieman to be the Associate Director for Science at the Office of Science and Technology Policy. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Building

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ACM Education Policy Committee and USACM Offer Support for COMPETES Reauthorization Bill

The House Science and Technology Committee recently marked up a bill to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act. In recognition of this effort, the ACM Education Policy Committee and the U.S. Public Policy Council of ACM sent the Committee a letter expressing its support for the reauthorization. The letter focused on the provisions of the bill [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 10

May 13 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on the national broadband plan. 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bulding

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ACM Washington Update, Vol. 14.3 (May 6, 2010)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] Competes Act Reauthorization Gets Rolling [3] Open Government Plans Released and Guidance Issued on Social Networking [4] FCC Broadband Plan Stalled by Court Case [5] Draft Internet Privacy Bill Released to Public [6] About USACM [An archive of all previous editions of Washington Update is available at http://www.acm.org/usacm/update/]

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Draft Internet Privacy Bill Released

Representative Rick Boucher, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet released a discussion draft of an internet privacy bill. The bill, which was released with the Ranking Member of the subcommittee, Representative Cliff Stearns, addresses consumer information collected online by companies. A copy of the discussion draft is available via Rep. Boucher’s [...]

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COMPETES Act Reauthorization Takes First Step Through Congress

Last Wednesday at the end of a long markup session, the House Science and Technology Committee approved a bill that would reauthorize the American COMPETES Act, passed in 2007. That bill covered many things, most prominently budget authorizations that would – if followed – double the budgets of the National Science Foundation, the National Institute [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 3

May 5 Hearing: The Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn Building

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