Internet Accessibility Bill Introduced

Representative Markey recently introduced the 21st Century Communications and Accessibility Act, HR 6320. This bill focuses on amending the Communications Act to ensure that new Internet-enabled telephone and video services and equipment are accessible to and usable by people with disabilities and closes existing gaps in telecommunications laws. These services would include captioning or video […]

VVSG Update: Possible Next Steps by the Election Assistance Commission

Last week the Board of Advisors of the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) met over two days to discuss pending and new business. While this meeting (and most meetings of the EAC and its boards) covered many topics, the items having to do with the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) are worth passing along. The staff […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 23

Update June 24 – Health IT hearing added for June 25 June 24 Hearing: The Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on skilled work and globalization. This is the second in a series of hearings that started in May. 1 p.m., 2318 Rayburn Building June 25 […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 16

Update, June 19 June 18 Senate Commerce Committee hearing postponed June 17 Hearing: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on protecting intellectual property. 10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Building Meeting: The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a briefing on science and technology policy in the next generation. RSVP 202-691-4016. 8:30 a.m., 1300 […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 9

Update June 10 – Judiciary Subcommittee hearing now scheduled for 10 a.m. Afternoon hearing added for June 11 June 10 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on electronic employment verification. 9 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn Building June 11 Meeting: The […]

Innovation Class and Voting Standards

Last week we started a series of posts highlighting our high-level comments on the the Election Assistance Commission’s Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG). Our first post focused on the important new concept — Software Independence. Today’s post focuses on a related new concept — the Innovation Class.