Congress Creates New $4.5 Billion Math and Science Education Program

In early November, I wrote a piece outlining Congress’ budget endgame. We are just beginning to see the final bills now (one is over 700 pages by itself), so we will post stories about what actually happened as we digest them. The first program that stands out is an entirely new $4.5 billion program of […]

USACM chair comments on Pentagon cybersecurity

Prof. Eugene Spafford, USACM Chair and executive director of Purdue University’s Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), was interviewed recently as part of a National Public Radio (NPR) Morning Edition piece on Department of Defense (DOD) cybersecurity: Pentagon Faces Computer Security Problems by Vicky O’Hara Morning Edition, December 12, 2005 […]

E-voting tensions rising in North Carolina

North Carolina’s State Board of Elections created quite a stir recently when, surprisingly, it decided to certify Diebold e-voting equipment for use in the state despite a still-running debate about the state’s new source code “escrow” rules and the company’s compliance with them. The requirements call on companies to deposit the source code for their […]

ACM Washington Update, Vol. 9.11 (November 30, 2005)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] USACM Writes to Virginia Policymakers on E-voting [3] Data Security Bills Progressing, but Passage Unlikely by Year End [4] House Committees Investigate “Fair Use” and the “Analog Hole” [5] R&D Programs Weather Tough Budget Climate (So Far) [6] Sony Rootkit Stirs Controversy, While Senate Spyware Bill Advances [7] ICANN Retains […]