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ACM Washington Update, Vol. 13.3 (April 3, 2009)
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Washington Update, Vol. 13.3 (April 3, 2009)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] Computing Groups Call for More Focus on Computing Education [3] 2008 ACM Turing Award Recognizes Dr. Barbara Liskov [4]...

Update on Recovery.Gov
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Update on Recovery.Gov

Recovery.gov is one of the first deliverables of the massive funding package better known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Mandated by ARRA...

Homeland Security Secretary Puts REAL ID on Back Burner
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Homeland Security Secretary Puts REAL ID on Back Burner

The new Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, indicated on Friday that there were many flaws and problems with the REAL ID law, which is intended to...

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

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 30

March 31 Markup: The Research and Science Education Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will markup pending legislation, including the STEM...

Internet Privacy Bill Possible in this Congress
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Internet Privacy Bill Possible in this Congress

The Bits blog at The New York Times recently ran an interview with Representative Rick Boucher (D-VA) the new Chair of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology...

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - March 2008 (Vol. 52, No. 3)
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - March 2008 (Vol. 52, No. 3)

This post will be the first in a monthly series to highlight policy-relevant articles in ACM's flagship publication, Communications of the ACM (CACM). There is...

Educating NITRD
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Educating NITRD

As far as obscure government acronyms go, NITRD is a pretty good one. It stands for the National Information Technology Research and Development program. This...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 15
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 15

March 17 Meeting: The Election Assistance Commission will hold a meeting. One of the agenda items concerns voter registration databases., 11 a.m., 1225 New York...

A Transition
From CSDiary

A Transition

The Computing Research Association (CRA) is one of the most important advocacy organizations for computing research. It promotes the cause of computing research...

ACM Turing Award Goes to Creator of Influential Innovations in Computer Software Design
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Turing Award Goes to Creator of Influential Innovations in Computer Software Design

MIT's Liskov, First U.S. Woman Ph.D. in Computer Science, Pioneered the Standard for Modern Programming Language and Software Reliability ACM, the Association...

ACM Washington Update, Vol. 13.2 (March 8, 2009)
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Washington Update, Vol. 13.2 (March 8, 2009)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] USACM Outlines Technical Principles for Open Government [3] USACM Hails Boosts in Research Funding [4] NIST Presents New...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 9
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 9

March 10 Hearing The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on patent reform, with a focus on recent court decisions and possible legislation. 10 a.m.,...

Microsoft Research's 'Technology for Emerging Markets' group
From Putting People First

Microsoft Research's 'Technology for Emerging Markets' group

The Technology for Emerging Markets group at Microsoft Research India seeks to address the needs and aspirations of people in emerging-market countries, including...

Physical Sciences May Have Modest Gains in 2009 Budget
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Physical Sciences May Have Modest Gains in 2009 Budget

On Wednesday the House passed a bill to cover spending for most federal agencies for the last six months of fiscal year 2009. The first six months were covered...

NIST Presents Research Status on Voting Systems
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NIST Presents Research Status on Voting Systems

In response to a request from the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted research on six specific areas...

USACM Applauds Increased Investment in Research
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Applauds Increased Investment in Research

Today President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This legislation provides billions in funding intended to spur economic...

Congress Finalizes Massive Boost in Science Funding
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Congress Finalizes Massive Boost in Science Funding

Late last night Congress released the first high-level details on the final agreement for the American Recovery and Reinvestment package. (For background, this...

Make Recovery.Gov Web 2.0 Friendly
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Make Recovery.Gov Web 2.0 Friendly

All eyes are on one piece of legislation currently being considered by Congress -- The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This legislation is essentially a...

USACM Makes E-Government Recommendations
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Makes E-Government Recommendations

With the explosion of user-created content on the web, it is clear that the Federal government should take advantage of this trend by adopting policies that promote...

E-Verify Contractor Rule Delayed; Program Could Appear in Stimulus Package
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

E-Verify Contractor Rule Delayed; Program Could Appear in Stimulus Package

The E-Verify program, a proposed national electronic employment verification system, continues to stagger toward full implementation. As we noted last fall, some...
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