Committee Refines Next Set of Voting Standards

On Monday and Tuesday, the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) held their 9th plenary meeting at NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Responsible for advising the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) on the next edition of the Voluntary Voting Systems Guidelines, the TGDC is working hard to make sure they can present their draft to the EAC […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 21

The House will consider an omnibus competitiveness bill, the 21st Century Competitiveness Act this week, and may also consider the Holt e-voting legislation, HR 811. May 21 Meeting: The Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) of the Election Assistance Commission, will meet on their progress toward completing the next Voluntary Voting System Guidelines. The meeting continues […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 14

May 15 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Research and Science Education of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on educators’ perspectives on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building

Spyware Legislation Approved by Committees

In the last two weeks, two different spyware bills have been approved by two different House committees. On Thursday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved HR 964, the Securely Protect Yourself Against Cyber Trespass Act, or the SPY Act. This committee has approved similar bills in the previous two Congresses, only to see the […]

USACM Urges Revisions to REAL ID Rules

Yesterday USACM filed detailed comments on the Department of Homeland Security’s draft rules for implementing the REAL ID Act. (For background, Congress passed the controversial REAL ID Act in 2005 over the objections of many privacy, security and technology experts. See our posts (1,2) about USACM’s comments on the law.)

E-Voting Reform Clears House Committee; ACM Applauds Congressional Attention

I apologize for overloading the blog today, but this has been a busy week so far. Late yesterday afternoon the Committee on House Administration passed, on a partyline vote, Representative Rush Holt’s legislation — The Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2007. (Here is the amended version that passed out of committee. For background […]