Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 29

December 2 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on ‘do-not-track’ legislation. This would establish something similar to the do-not-call list for websites. 10:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Building

Start December with an Update on Social Innovation

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. December starts with an opportunity to learn more about new developments in social innovation – digital tools that help connect people with each other and with organizations. On the first the New America Foundation will host an event on technology, social innovation and civic participation. Researchers from the University of Maryland (including […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 22

November 22 Event: The AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy will host a panel discussion on cybersecurity moderated by former national cybersecurity adviser Richard Clarke. USACM Chair Gene Spafford is part of the panel. 3 p.m., 1200 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Cybersecurity Policy Discussion Will Include USACM Chair

On November 22, former national cybersecurity adviser Richard Clarke will discuss cybeersecurity and cybersecurity policy at the AAAS in Washington, D.C. As part of the discussion, a panel of experts will join Mr. Clarke to discuss the challenges of forming and implementing government cybersecurity policy. One of those experts is USACM Chair Eugene Spafford. He […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 15

Congress returns to Washington this week for a ‘lame-duck’ session. Beyond some kind of budget action, the legislative agenda is a bit uncertain. November 17 Hearing: The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on securing critical infrastructure. 10:30 a.m., 342 Dirksen Building November 18 Markup: The Senate Judiciary Committee will […]

USACM Vice Chair Felten Appointed as First FTC Chief Technologist

Ed Felten, noted computer science researcher, Director of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy, and one of USACM’s Vice Chairs, has been appointed Chief Technologist at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This is a new position for the Commission (the Federal Communications Commission has had one for years), and Felten will serve for a one-year […]