Congress Set to Boost Research Funding

This morning House and Senate leaders of the respective Appropriations Committees announced a deal on funding for the current fiscal year. As we’ve reported this year’s funding for most of the federal government has been limbo for months because of the national elections last year. The current Congress faced two choices — extending 2006 funding […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 29

January 31 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will complete its organizing for the 110th Congress, prior to a hearing on promoting travel to America. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Building Meeting: The Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus will hold its annual State of the Net Conference. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., […]

House Science Committee in the 110th: New Chair, New Name, New Subcommittees

While we’ve known about some of the changes in the House Science and Technology Committee (including the new name) for a while, Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN), the new chair, finalized the changes in a hearing this morning. Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX) is the new Ranking Member. Per a press release available on the committee’s website […]

USACM Submits Comments to Federal Identity Theft Task Force

In response to a request for public comment from the Federal Identity Theft Task Force, USACM submitted comments on Friday on the technical implications of several different proposals under consideration. The full text of the request for comment, which includes discussion of the use of Social Security numbers, the effectiveness of a possible nationwide policy […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 22

Congressional Committees continue to organize for the new Congress and hold their first hearings. January 22 Meeting: The Board of Advisors for the Election Assistance Commission is meeting to review recent election and Election Assistance Commission activities. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Four Points Sheraton, 1201 K Street N.W., Washington, D.C. January 23 Meeting: The […]

NSA Wiretapping Program Will Be Supervised

The controversial National Security Agency (NSA) wiretapping program, which the Bush Administration has asserted did not need warrants to operate, has been changed. In an article published in today’s Washington Post (registration required), the Attorney General has stated this program will be subject to judicial review through the court that administers the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance […]