Monthly Archives: March 2012

Federal Trade Commission Pushes Forward With Online Privacy Initiative

Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released the final version of its report on consumer privacy online. It issued a draft report in December 2010 and received over 450 comments in response, including those filed by USACM. The final report retains the same general framework outlined in the December 2010 draft, and is broadly consistent [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 26

March 27 – edited to reflect time change for Thursday’s hearing on public access. Original Post: March 27 Hearing: The Technology and Innovation Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on the effect of federal policies on innovation. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building March 28 Hearing: The Communications and [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 19

March 21 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the REAL ID Act’s standards for driver’s licenses and identification cards. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn Building The Technology, Information Policy Intergovernmental Affairs and Procurement Reform Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee [...]

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Judea Pearl is the 2011 A.M. Turing Award Recipient

The Association for Computing Machinery has awarded the 2011 A.M. Turing Award, considered the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in Computing, to Judea Pearl, a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Pearl is recognized for his work in transforming research in artificial intelligence (AI). From his Turing citation: “Judea Pearl’s [...]

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USACM and SIGCHI Comment on Section 508 Refresh on Accessibility

USACM and SIGCHI submitted comments this week to the Access Board on the Draft ICT Standards and Guidelines on accessibility of federal government information and communication technologies.

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 5

March 6 Hearing: The Science and Space Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on research and development investments. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Building March 7 Hearing: The Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on communications networks and cybersecurity. 10 [...]

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USACM Comments on the Menlo Report

On Monday USACM submitted comments to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the Menlo Report, which was issued in September 2011. The goal of the report was to extend ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects to computer and information security research. It based its framework on the Belmont Report for 1979, which developed [...]

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