Monthly Archives: August 2011

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – July 2011 (Vol. 54, 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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USACM Notes Concerns with Proposed SSA Online Authentication Process

Like many federal agencies, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is trying to provide more services in a time of limited resources. As part of its efforts to better serve the public, the SSA is working on an online authentication system to help ensure that the people it is interacting with online are indeed the people [...]

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Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – June 2011 (Vol. 54, 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 Summer Recap: Comments on NSTIC Governance

Often things slow down in the summer, but that’s not been the case for USACM this year. We’ve been busy commenting on various government proposals related to computing and will post about that work over the next few days. The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) is a government-wide effort to work with [...]

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Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – May 2011 (Vol. 54, 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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Former Microsoft Executive to Replace Kundra as Federal CIO

Shortly before Vivek Kundra’s scheduled departure from the position of federal Chief Information Officer, the White House has named his replacement. Steven VanRoekel moves into the position from the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he was its Executive Director of Citizen and Organizational Engagement. He worked for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) before that, [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of August 1

Yes, there is more to Washington right now than negotiations and voting on the results. August 2 Briefing: The Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee will receive a closed briefing on cybersecurity. 2:30 p.m., Capitol Visitors Center August 3 Hearing: House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on the [...]

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