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USACM Chair Spafford Addresses Information Security Curricula
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Chair Spafford Addresses Information Security Curricula

USACM Chair Eugene Spafford recently made predictions about information security curriculua in American higher education for CSO Magazine. You can read his comments...

Final E-Verify Rule Announced for Contractors
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Final E-Verify Rule Announced for Contractors

Under a final rule published November 14, certain federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to use e-Verify, an electronic employment verification...

Election 2008: E-Voting Poses Problems, But No Meltdown
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Election 2008: E-Voting Poses Problems, But No Meltdown

While some federal races remain too close to call, or are headed to runoffs, the 2008 election is notable for the lack of a dispute over election machines that...

Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference 2009
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference 2009

The Computers, Freedom and Privacy (CFP) Conference recently issued the call for proposals for its 19th conference, slated for June 1-4, 2009 in the Washington,...

Social Security Numbers Widely Available
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Social Security Numbers Widely Available

According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), many bulk and online public records contain Social Security Numbers (SSNs), exposing many people to an...

Google Settles Key Copyright Case
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Google Settles Key Copyright Case

This morning Google announced the settlement of a lawsuit brought against them by the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers over their Book Search...

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Speaks on Internet Privacy
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Speaks on Internet Privacy

William Kovacic, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, appeared on C-SPAN's The Communicators recently to discuss the Internet and privacy policy. The audio...

Report Sees Potential Shortage Ahead for University IT Workforce
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Report Sees Potential Shortage Ahead for University IT Workforce

A report by EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association focused on Information Technology in higher education, says that most respondents to a recent survey anticipate a...
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