U.S. Tech Policy Update – June 2016

By Renee Dopplick, ACM Director of Public Policy

CONGRESS

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

House Floor: H.R. 4904, MEGABYTE (Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies) Act of 2016
U.S. House of Representatives

Markup: FY2017 Labor, HHS & Education Appropriations Bill
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
10:30 am ET | 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Hearing: International Antitrust Enforcement: China and Beyond
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law
4 pm ET | 2141 Rayburn House Office Building
Witnesses from FTC, USPTO, Department of Commerce

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hearing: Department of Veterans Affairs’ Electronic Health Record System [POSTPONED]
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
TBD | Dirksen Senate Office Building

Hearing: Private Sector Weather Forecasting: Assessing Products and Technologies
House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on the Environment
9:30 am ET | 2318 Rayburn House Office Building

Markup: Three Tech-Related Bills
House Homeland Security Committee
2 pm ET | 311 Cannon House Office Building
Will markup H.R. 5064, Improving Small Business Cyber Security Act of 2016; Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency Act of 2016; and the Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2016.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Markup: FY2017 Labor, HHS & Education Appropriations Bill
Senate Appropriations Committee
10:30 am ET | 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Markup: S. 356, Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2015
Senate Judiciary Committee
10 am ET | 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Friday, June 10, 2016

Hearing: 18F and U.S. Digital Service Oversight
House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Technology
9:30 am ET | 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

2016 Legislative Data and Transparency Conference
Committee on House Administration
9 am – 4 pm ET | Capitol Visitor Center Congressional Auditorium
Advance registration required.

EVENTS

Cybercrime Symposium 2016
U.S. Department of Justice Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
June 6, 2016 | 9 am ET | Washington, D.C.

Workshop on Video Analytics in Public Safety
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
June 6, 2016 | 8:30 am PT | San Diego, CA

White House Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Social Good
White House and CCC
June 7, 2016 | 8:30 am ET | Washington, D.C.

Public Safety Communications Research Broadband Stakeholder Meeting
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
June 7-9, 2016 | San Diego, CA

NSCI Seminar: Progress in Superconducting Computing
NSCI Committee
June 7, 2016 | 1 pm ET | Gaithersburg, MD

Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
June 8, 2016 | 1-4 pm ET | Washington, D.C.

FinTech Series: Marketplace Lending
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
June 9, 2016 | 9:30 am ET | Washington, D.C.

FCC Consumer Advisory Committee Meeting
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
June 10, 2016 | 9 am ET | Washington, D.C.

Enabling Smart Cities with Infrastructure and Policy
NIST and US Ignite at 2016 GCTC Expo
June 13, 2016 | 2 pm CT | Austin, TX

FTC Workshop: Start with Security
June 15, 2016 | 9:30 am CT | Chicago, IL

NTIA Multistakeholder Public Meeting on Privacy Best Practices for Facial Recognition Technology
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
June 15, 2016 | 1-5 pm ET | Washington, D.C.

Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
June 15-17, 2016 | 8:30 am – 5 pm ET | Washington, D.C.

National Week of Making
White House
June 17-23, 2016 | Nationwide #NationofMakers

Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Public Meeting
Federal Advisory Committee supported by NIST
June 21, 2016 | 8:30 am – 5 pm PT | Berkeley, CA

FCC Open Meeting
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
June 24, 2016 | 10:30 am ET | Washington, D.C.
Agenda items: Emergency alert system, submarine cable network outage reporting, applications and petitions processes

White House Workshop on Safety and Control for Artificial Intelligence
White House and Carnegie Mellon University
June 28, 2016 | Time TBD | Pittsburgh, PA

White House Workshop on Artificial Intelligence: The Social and Economic Implications of Artificial Intelligence Technologies in the Near-Term in New York City
White House and New York University Information Law Institute
July 7, 2016 | Time TBD | New York City, NY

Workshop on Software Measures and Metrics to Reduce Security Vulnerabilities
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
July 12, 2016 | Time TBD | Gaithersburg, MD
Registration closes on July 5.

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Public Meeting
July 13, 2016 | Time TBD | Washington, D.C.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC INPUT

Recommendation for Random Bit Generator (RBG) Constructions (Second Draft)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Deadline: June 13, 2016

U.S. Proposals and Positions for the 2016 World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
Deadline: June 16, 2016

Mobile Application Vetting Services for Public Safety
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Deadline: June 30, 2016

Systems Security Engineering: An Integrated Approach to Building Trustworthy Resilient Systems (Second Draft)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Deadline: July 1, 2016

Draft Guide for Cybersecurity Event Recovery
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Deadline: July 11, 2016

Mandatory Deposit of Electronic Books and Sound Recordings Available Only Online
U.S. Copyright Office
Deadline: July 18, 2016

ICT Accessibility Regulations for Local and State Governments under the ADA
U.S. Department of Justice
Deadline: August 8, 2016

Internet of Things: Identity and Access Management for Smart Home Devices Concept Paper
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Released: June 6, 2016
Deadline: Ongoing

ANNOUNCEMENTS

2016 Congressional App Challenge Co-Chairs Announced
U.S. Representatives Royce and Moulton will spearhead student coding contest.
June 6, 2016

Federal IT Purchasing Category Management Policy
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Governing how the federal government buys and manages software.
June 2, 2016

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Opportunity
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Data Integrity Building Block
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Deadline: July 1, 2016

Digital Authentication Guideline: Public Preview
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
May-August 2016

Modernizing Federal IT: 5-Part Series
CIO.gov | Social Security Administration CIO Rob Klopp
May 2016

ACM Partners with SocialCoder
An initiative to encourage computing professionals to volunteer their professional skills and knowledge to help organizations who could not otherwise afford it.
June 2016

ACM Announces Officers for 2016-2018
Terms begin July 1, 2016.


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