Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 31

UPDATE (June 1) – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing scheduled for June 1 has been postponed. While the Senate is not in session this week, the House is. June 1 Hearing: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on cybersecurity. 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn Building The Intellectual Property, Competition [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 23

May 23 Hearing: The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the Administration’s cybersecurity proposal. 10:30 a.m., 342 Dirksen Building May 25 Hearing: The Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet Subcommittee and the Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a joint hearing on [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 16

May 19 Meeting: The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology will meet. The meeting will be webcast. 9 a.m., Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on consumer protection and privacy in mobile devices. 10 a.m., 253 Russell Building Meeting: The [...]

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Has the Cybersecurity Logjam Broke?

Congress has been making noise about passing comprehensive cybersecurity legislation for most of the last two years, prompted in part by the Obama Administration’s cyberspace policy review in 2009. Nearly two years later, the Administration has released a legislative proposal in cybersecurity that may help push legislation further along. Depending on how you count, there [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 9

May 12 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on the economic impacts of cyber attacks (previously scheduled for late March). 10 a.m., 253 Russell Building

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Sony-Prompted Hearing Features Testimony from USACM Chair

Prompted by the massive data breaches of Sony’s networks, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing May 3 on data theft and its effects on consumers. One of the witnesses was USACM Chair Eugene Spafford. The committee has a webpage on the hearing, which includes [...]

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USACM Chair to Testify on Data Breaches

Prompted by the recent data breaches of the PlayStation Network and the email marketing company Epsilon, the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing this Wednesday, May 4, on data breaches. They have invited USACM Chair Eugene Spafford to testify. His testimony will focus on the [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 2

May 3 Hearing: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on updating the Presidential Records Act to better handle electronic records. 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn Building May 4 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on the threat of [...]

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