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Hill Tech Happenings – Week of April 4
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings – Week of April 4

Thursday, April 7, 2016 Field Hearing: Cyber Preparedness and Response at the Local Level House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure...

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

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 14

House and Senate committees continue to hold FY17 hearings. Members face deadlines for programmatic and language submissions for consideration in FY17 appropriations...

Nominations for 5th Annual FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Nominations for 5th Annual FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility

Two weeks left for nominations for the 5th Annual FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility. The Chairman’s Awards aim to highlight and encourage innovation...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 7
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 7

Senate Committees hold hearings on the proposed budget request for fiscal year 2017. This week is a designated district work period for the House. Tuesday, March...

USACM Comments on DMCA Section 1201
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Comments on DMCA Section 1201

USACM submitted comments to the U.S. Copyright Office for its study on the effectiveness of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the permanent and temporary...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 29
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 29

The House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee will hold budget hearings this week. Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Hearing: The Encryption Tightrope...

NIST Seeks Public Comments on the Use of Randomness to Protect Data
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NIST Seeks Public Comments on the Use of Randomness to Protect Data

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public comment on draft design principles and requirements for randomness in cryptography and...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 22
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 22

The House Appropriations Committee is holding 26 budget and oversight hearings this week. All open hearings will be webcast. Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Hearing:...

Nominations for 5th Annual FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Nominations for 5th Annual FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility

The FCC invites nominations for the 5th Annual FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility. The Chairman’s Awards aim to highlight and encourage innovation...

U.S. EAC Technical Guidelines Development Committee Will Meet on February 8-9
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

U.S. EAC Technical Guidelines Development Committee Will Meet on February 8-9

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Technical Guidelines Development Committee will hold its next meeting on February 8-9 in Washington, D.C. The meeting...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 1
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 1

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Closed Hearing: Classified Hearing on the FISA Amendments Act House Judiciary Committee 10 am | 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Hearing...

National Academies Communication Awards Nominations Due February 8
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

National Academies Communication Awards Nominations Due February 8

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting nominations for its 2016 Communications Awards. The awards recognize individuals or teams...

USPTO Patent Public Advisory Committee Meeting on February 4, 2016
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USPTO Patent Public Advisory Committee Meeting on February 4, 2016

The USPTO Patent Public Advisory Committee will hold its next quarterly meeting on Thursday, February 4, 2016, from 9 am to 3:40 pm at the USPTO campus in Alexandria...

ACM Applauds Computer Science for All Initiative
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Applauds Computer Science for All Initiative

Statement by ACM President Alexander L. Wolf and ACM CEO Bobby Schnabel on US President Obama’s “Computer Science for All” Announcement ACM applauds U.S. President...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 11
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 11

Monday, January 11, 2016 House Floor: H.R. 653, FOIA Act The bill would require making requested information available in an electronic, publicly accessible format...

USACM Comments on Regulations Governing Protection of Research Participants
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Comments on Regulations Governing Protection of Research Participants

USACM submitted comments on the proposed updates to the federal regulations for research involving human subjects. These regulations, known as the Common Rule,...

New Education Law Recognizes Importance of Computer Science
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

New Education Law Recognizes Importance of Computer Science

ACM praised the enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law as an important and historic step forward for K-12 education in the United States. The...

FTC to Hold PrivacyCon on January 14
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

FTC to Hold PrivacyCon on January 14

The FTC will hold PrivacyCon, a consumer privacy and security conference, on January 14 in Washington, D.C. The conference is intended for security researchers,...

NIST Seeks Public Comments on the Cybersecurity Framework
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NIST Seeks Public Comments on the Cybersecurity Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites public comments on how its voluntary Cybersecurity Framework is being used, possible updates,...

ACM Sponsors Congressional Briefing on STEM Education and Public-Private Partnerships
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Sponsors Congressional Briefing on STEM Education and Public-Private Partnerships

The ACM Education Policy Committee joined the National Science Teachers Association, the American Chemical Society, the Afterschool Alliance, the American Society...
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