Monthly Archives: July 2010

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – July 2010 (Vol. 53, No. 7)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the July 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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House Passes Bill to Improve Accessibility on the Web

The House recently passed H.R. 3101, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. Sponsored by Rep. Markey of Massachusetts, the bill seeks to apply standards of accessibility first encouraged by the Americans with Disabilities Act to online services. Specifically the bill would: Extend general accessibility provisions for equipment that provides voice communication to include [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 26

July 27 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on consumer online privacy. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Building July 28 Hearing: The Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on online privacy, social networking and crime. 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn Building

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USACM Comments on National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

In late June the White House issued a second Draft of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. They opened a public comment process only on an Ideascale online space for three weeks. As a result, USACM was only able to generate a short list of comments on the draft strategy, which it submitted [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 19

July 20 Hearing: The Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on encouraging the use of Health Information Technology. 1 p.m., 1000 Longworth Buiding

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ACM Washington Update, Vol. 14.4 (July 9, 2010)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] USACM and ACM’s Education Policy Committee Offer Support for COMPETES [3] USACM Releases Issue Brief on Internet Voting [4] USACM Comments on Internet Privacy Bill Discussion Draft [5] Yet Another Cybersecurity Bill Introduced in Congress [6] Federal Communications Commission Looks for Third Way to Address Broadband [7] About USACM [An [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 12

July 14 Markup: The House Science and Technology Committee will markup pending legislation 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building July 15 Hearing: The Technology and Innovation Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on cyber attack attribution 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building July 16 Meeting: The President’s Council of Advisers on [...]

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