Monthly Archives: June 2010

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – June 2010 (Vol. 53, No. 6)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the June 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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USACM Releases Issue Brief on Military and Overseas Internet Voting

The U.S. Public Policy Council of the Association for Computing Machinery (USACM) has developed an issue brief on internet voting as it relates to military and overseas voters. This issue brief is part of a series, which includes briefs on REAL ID and Electronic Employment Verification Systems. The brief focuses on the challenges of voting [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 28

July 1 Hearing: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on using cloud computing for federal information technology needs. 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn Building

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 21

June 22 Hearing: The Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on American innovation. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Building June 24 Hearing: The Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on reforming the Electronic Communications [...]

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PCAST Seeks Advice on Critical Infrastructures for Technology Innovation

The President’s Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) is seeking public input on infrastructures that are critical to innovation in information technology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. PITAC, part of the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST), is currently seeking input on that issue through OpenPCAST, an online portal. The official question: What are [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 14

June 15 Hearing: The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on cyberspace as a national asset, with an emphasis on legislation. 3 p.m., 342 Dirksen Building June 16 Hearing: The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on cybersecurity and the role of the Department of Homeland Security 10 [...]

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Senator Lieberman and Colleagues Introduce Another Cybersecurity Bill

Cybersecurity legislation is sort of popular in this Congress. Several bills have been introduced, but there are enough cybersecurity bills working through the process that it’s unclear whether or not anything will be passed by the time this Congress ends in the fall. The latest cybersecurity legislation was introduced yesterday by Senators Lieberman, Collins and [...]

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USACM Comments on Internet Privacy Bill Discussion Draft

Representatives Rick Boucher (D-Virginia) and Cliff Stearns (R-Florida), who are the chair and ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and Internet, introduced a discussion draft of an internet privacy bill in early May. This was done to solicit comments from the public and interested stakeholders prior to officially introducing the bill. You [...]

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