Monthly Archives: January 2011

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 31

January 31 Event: The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation will host an event on the bandwidth cost of online piracy. noon, 1101 K Street NW February 2 Briefing: The National Immigration Law Center will hold a briefing on the impacts of a mandatory electronic employment verification scheme. 10 a.m., 2456 Rayburn Building

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Let the Feds Know Your Thoughts on K-12 Computer Science Education

The federal government asks for advice about education fairly regularly. But it isn’t often that it asks specifically what is needed to advance K-12 computer science education. So I was pleasantly surprised when one federal program asked some key questions about K-12 CS education. Members of our community have the opportunity to speak up about [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 10

January 13 Meeting: The Technical Guidelines Development Committee of the Elections Assistance Commission will meet (continues January 14) 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD (also webcast) January 14 Meeting: The Technical Guidelines Development Committee of the Elections Assistance Commission continues its meeting. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD (also webcast)

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President Signs COMPETES Reauthorization

On Tuesday President Obama signed into law the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act. The bill continues (among other things) the increasing funding trend for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Science at the Department of Energy started with the American Competitiveness Initiative introduced by President [...]

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ACM Washington Update Vol. 14.5 (January 2011)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] FCC Draws Line in the Net Neutrality Sand [3] Computer Science Education Week Extends its Reach [4] USACM Vice Chair Felten Appointed as First FTC Chief Technologist [5] Web Accessibility Bill Becomes Law [6] USACM Expresses Concern Over Intellectual Property Piracy Bill [7] ACM and CSTA Release Report Outlining Challenges [...]

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