Monthly Archives: September 2011

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 26

Budget issues should dominate what little time Congress intends to spend in town this week. September 26 Hearing: The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a field hearing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. 10 a.m., Sullivan Performing Arts Center, Texarkana, Texas.

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Computer Science Education Act Introduced in Both Houses

Yesterday, Senator Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) and Representative Jared Polis (D-Colorado) introduced legislation to strengthen computer science education in the United States. Called the Computer Science Education Act (CSEA), the bill focuses on K-12 education. Here’s a summary of the key objectives of the bill, taken from the ACM press release: Fund planning grants for states [...]

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ACM Education Policy Chair Testifies to Congress on IT Research and Development

Dr. Robert Schnabel, Dean of the School of Informatics at the University of Indiana and Chair of ACM’s Education Policy Committee, testified before the House Research and Science Education Subcommittee on Thursday. The hearing focused on the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development program (NITRD), a U.S. government program that coordinates the various federal [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 19

September 21 Hearing: The Technology and Innovation Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on Cloud Computing. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building The Research and Science Education Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development [...]

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Deconstruct the iPad with the Task Force on American Innovation

Those in the Washington, D.C. area next Wednesday, September 21, may want to attend a Congressional briefing hosted by the Task Force on American Innovation (ACM and USACM have participated in Task Force efforts in the past). The briefing is also hosted by Representatives Hultgren (Illinois), McCaul (Texas), and Quayle (Arizona). Titled Deconstructing the iPad, [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 12

September 14 Hearing: The Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing on cybercrime and the financial sector. 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn Building September 15 Hearing: The Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on the U.S. impacts [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 6

Congress has returned from its August recess. The Fiscal Year 2012 budget should be high on the agenda, as that year starts October 1. September 7 Hearing The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to discuss updates to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. 10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Building

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