Health Information Technology Inches Forward

While health care legislation is stalled, movement continues on increasing the use of both health information technology and electronic health records. The National Coordinator for Health IT is coordinating this effort. Created as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, two Health IT committees, one on Policy and one on Standards, have been meeting […]

FCC Seeks Comments on Definition of Broadband

As part of the National Broadband Plan that is within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeks “tailored comment on a fundamental question—how the Plan should interpret the term “broadband” as used in the Recovery Act, recognizing that our interpretation of the term as used in that statute may inform […]

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – August 2009 (Vol. 52, No. 8)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the August issue of Communications of the ACM. As always, much of the material in CACM is premium content, and free content one month may slip behind a pay wall the next. You need to be a member of ACM or a subscriber to CACM […]

USACM Comments on Government Website Policy on Web Tracking Technologies

In response to a request for comment from the Office of Science and Technology Policy, today USACM submitted comments on how federal government websites should use web tracking technologies. These technologies include, but are not limited to, cookies, little bits of code that can be deposited on your computer to help the web site your […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of August 3

August 6 Meeting: The President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) will hold its initial meeting (PDF) of the Obama Administration (continues August 7). 10:15 a.m., 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. August 7 Meeting: The PCAST meeting continues. Meeting space is limited, first-come, first-served to the public. 10 a.m., 726 Jackson Place, […]