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White House Invites Public Comments on Strategy for American Innovation
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

White House Invites Public Comments on Strategy for American Innovation

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council invite public input on the 2015 update of the Strategy for American Innovation...

ACM Fellow Randal Bryant Joins White House Staff To Tackle Big Data
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Fellow Randal Bryant Joins White House Staff To Tackle Big Data

Randal Bryant, University Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, has accepted a temporary assignment to the White House Office of Science...

White House Launches U.S. Digital Service and Digital Resources
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

White House Launches U.S. Digital Service and Digital Resources

On Monday the White House announced the launch of the U.S. Digital Service.  According to the Administration, the Digital Service is a team of digital experts that...

USACM Comments On Intersection Of Big Data And Consumer Privacy
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Comments On Intersection Of Big Data And Consumer Privacy

Yesterday USACM responded to a Request for Comment from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).  In response to a recommendation...

USACM Announces New Leadership
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Announces New Leadership

ACM President Alex Wolf has appointed Ed Felten as Chair and Stuart Shapiro and Jeremy Epstein as Co-Vice Chairs of the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council. Alex Wolf...

ACM Europe Council and U.S. Public Policy Council Address Computing Issues in EU-US Free Trade Agreement
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Europe Council and U.S. Public Policy Council Address Computing Issues in EU-US Free Trade Agreement

The ACM Europe Council and the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council presented a consensus position on policy issues relevant to the computing field to negotiators of...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 14
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 14

July 15 Hearing: The Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on botnets and associated criminal networks. 2:30 p.m...

Supreme Court Recognizes Technology Matters
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Supreme Court Recognizes Technology Matters

Guest blog post written by Mark Rasch, U.S. Public Policy Council member The Supreme Court has always had to consider the impact of new technologies on both individuals’...

U.S. Supreme Court Tells Police to “Get a Warrant” for Cellphone Searches
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

U.S. Supreme Court Tells Police to “Get a Warrant” for Cellphone Searches

The U.S. Supreme Court recently unanimously ruled that law enforcement need to obtain a warrant to search a cellphone seized incident to an arrest. The decision...

FCC Workshop on Accessible Social Media on July 17
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

FCC Workshop on Accessible Social Media on July 17

The FCC’s Accessibility and Innovation Initiative will host an all-day workshop on “Accessing Social Media,” on Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 9 am to 4 PM. The...

NIST Seeks Members for Cloud Computing Working Groups
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NIST Seeks Members for Cloud Computing Working Groups

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking for individuals from industry, government, and academia to participate...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 30
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 30

July 1 Field Hearing: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a field hearing on Internet rules to foster competition. 10 a.m., Davis Center at the University...

FCC Chairman Offers Thoughts On Cybersecurity
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

FCC Chairman Offers Thoughts On Cybersecurity

In remarks at the American Enterprise Institute on June 12, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined how he sees the Commission addressing...

June 27 Congressional Briefing on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Aereo Decision
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

June 27 Congressional Briefing on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Aereo Decision

Tomorrow, the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee will hold a lunch briefing responsive to yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in American Broadcasting...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 23
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 23

Monday, June 23, 2014 The House Committee on Homeland Security will hold a field hearing on “Mass Gathering Security: A Look at the Coordinated Approach to Super...

Free Webinar on Cybersecurity and Public Policy on June 25
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Free Webinar on Cybersecurity and Public Policy on June 25

Navigating Cybersecurity and Public Policy: Six Key Issues ACM Learning Center Webinar Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11 am ET Registration: Free. Advance registration...

DARPA Launches Cyber Grand Challenge
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

DARPA Launches Cyber Grand Challenge

Today marks the start of the Cyber Grand Challenge, organized by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  The New York Times has a lengthy article...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 2
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 2

June 4 The Privacy, Technology and the Law subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on a location privacy bill. 2:30 p.m., 226 Dirksen...

Second Annual National Day of Civic Hacking May 31-June 1
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Second Annual National Day of Civic Hacking May 31-June 1

Want to help make sense of the government’s Big Data? The 2nd National Day of Civic Hacking will take place this weekend, May 31 to June 1, in cities throughout...

Two Administration Big Data Reports Hint At Policy Challenges Ahead
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Two Administration Big Data Reports Hint At Policy Challenges Ahead

In early May the White House and the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) each issued reports on ‘big data’ as part of the Administration’s...
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