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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 20
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 20

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Hearing: Protecting the Electric Grid from the Potential Threats of Solar Storms and Electromagnetic Pulse Senate Homeland Security and...

NIST Seeks Public Comments on Privacy Risk Management Framework for Federal Information Systems
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NIST Seeks Public Comments on Privacy Risk Management Framework for Federal Information Systems

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is accepting public comments on a draft report, Privacy Risk Management for Federal Information Systems...

EAC Technical Guidelines Development Committee Will Meet July 20-21
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

EAC Technical Guidelines Development Committee Will Meet July 20-21

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission announced the members of the renewed Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC). The Committee will hold its first...

U.S. Government Needs Computer Scientists
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

U.S. Government Needs Computer Scientists

In this month’s Communications of the ACM magazine, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Deputy Director Thomas Kalil and former OSTP Assistant...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 13
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 13

Senate Floor: Every Child Achieves Act, S. 1177 Education legislation relevant to K-12 computer science courses and teachers. Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Hearing: Oversight...

Job Announcement: Technology Policy Analyst
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Job Announcement: Technology Policy Analyst

Prestigious educational, scientific, not-for-profit society for computing professionals seeks a highly motivated Policy Analyst to support its policy and government...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 6
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 6

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Briefing: Informal STEM Education 101: A Briefing for Policymakers on the Basics of “What We Mean when We Talk about Informal STEM Education”...

NIST Seeks Public Comments on Improving Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NIST Seeks Public Comments on Improving Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection

NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is accepting public comments on a workshop report on improving cybersecurity and consumer protection....

EAC Call for Nominations for Technical Guidelines Development Committee
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

EAC Call for Nominations for Technical Guidelines Development Committee

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are accepting applications for four vacancies on the...

DHS Invites Public Comments on Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

DHS Invites Public Comments on Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is accepting public comments on the establishment of new public-private organizations for cybersecurity information sharing...

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

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 22

House Floor H.R. 805, Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters (DOTCOM) Act of 2015 H.R. 1626, DHS IT Duplication Reduction Act of 2015, as amended H...

ACM Appoints Robert Schnabel as New CEO
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Appoints Robert Schnabel as New CEO

ACM today issued the following press release announcing the new CEO. ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named Robert (“Bobby”) Schnabel executive...

Vint Cerf Interviews U.S. CTO Megan Smith
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Vint Cerf Interviews U.S. CTO Megan Smith

ACM Past President Vint Cerf interviewed U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith for this month’s Communications of the ACM magazine. She spoke on key policy...

USACM Signs Letter to President Obama Urging Wide Adoption of Encryption Technology
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Signs Letter to President Obama Urging Wide Adoption of Encryption Technology

USACM signed a letter to President Obama from a variety of civil society organizations urging him to pursue public policies that encourage the wide adoption of...

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

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 15

House Floor Possible consideration of trade legislation. See below for Tuesday’s scheduled floor action. Monday, June 15, 2015 Hearing: Commercial Cyber Espionage...

FCC Net Neutrality Rules Take Effect
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

FCC Net Neutrality Rules Take Effect

The FCC’s Open Internet Order became effective on June 12. The Order imposes new bright-line net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from blocking...

FCC Renews Consumer Advisory Committee
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

FCC Renews Consumer Advisory Committee

The renewed FCC Consumer Advisory Committee held its first public meeting on June 12. The Committee is comprised of 37 appointed representatives from industry,...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 8
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 8

Monday, June 8, 2015 Congressional briefing: Carnegie Mellon University and IEEE-USA on “What Can Be Done Today to Dramatically Improve Cybersecurity” with Jeremy...

Washington News – Alerts and Updates
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Washington News – Alerts and Updates

General Announcements * USACM signed a letter to President Obama from a variety of civil society organizations urging him to reject proposals that require U.S....

USACM Comments on Proposed Federal Accessibility Standards and Guidelines
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Comments on Proposed Federal Accessibility Standards and Guidelines

USACM yesterday submitted comments to the U.S. Access Board on updated federal accessibility standards and guidelines for information and communication technology...
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