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

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 23

February 25 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing titled “Preserving the Multistakeholder Model of Internet Governance...

President and FAA Act On Drone Activity
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

President and FAA Act On Drone Activity

On February 15th the President issued an Executive Memorandum on the domestic use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS/drones).  That same day the Federal Aviation Administration...

USACM Congratulates New EAC Commissioners
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Congratulates New EAC Commissioners

USACM has sent letters to each of the three newly sworn-in Commissioners of the Election Assistance Commission (EAC): Thomas Hicks, Matthew Masterson and Christy...

President Speaks at Cybersecurity Summit and Signs Information Sharing Executive Order
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

President Speaks at Cybersecurity Summit and Signs Information Sharing Executive Order

Today the White House hosted a Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit at Stanford University.  The event was announced last month as part of the Administration’s...

USACM Submits Comments For Security Research DMCA Exemption
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Submits Comments For Security Research DMCA Exemption

On February 6 USACM submitted a short comment to The Copyright Office in support of an exemption to the prohibitions against circumvention outlined in the Digital...

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

Washington News – Alerts and Updates

General News • USACM submitted a statement to the U.S. Copyright Office in support of a proposed security research exemption to the prohibitions against circumvention...

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

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 9

February 11: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Connected World: Examining the Internet of Things.” 10 a.m...

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

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 2

Today the President released his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget.  Congressional committees will hold hearings over the next several days to review portions of that budget...

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

Washington News – Alerts and Updates

General News • USACM issued a press statement on President Obama’s comments on privacy and security in his State of the Union address. • ACM’s Annual Report FY2014...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 26
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 26

January 27 Conference: The 2015 State of the Net Conference takes place. 8 a.m., The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Hearing: The Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade...

NIST and EAC Sponsoring Symposium on Voting Systems Technology
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NIST and EAC Sponsoring Symposium on Voting Systems Technology

The Future of Voting Systems Technology Symposium II will take place February 9-10 at the Department of Commerce headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Registration...

U.S. Copyright Office Invites Public Input for 2015 DMCA Rulemaking
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

U.S. Copyright Office Invites Public Input for 2015 DMCA Rulemaking

The U.S. Copyright Office is accepting public input on proposed exemptions to the prohibitions against circumvention under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act...

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

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 20

January 20 President Obama will give his State of the Union address. 9 p.m., Capitol Building January 21 Hearing: The Communications and Technology Subcommittee...

Administration Includes Computing Initiatives In State of The Union Preview
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Administration Includes Computing Initiatives In State of The Union Preview

This week the Obama Administration has been previewing some of the topics the President will cover in his State of the Union address.  That speech will take place...

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

Washington News – Alerts and Updates

General News • The 114th Congress convened last week with Republicans controlling both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. The House has 246 Republicans...

U.S. Copyright Office Considers DMCA Exemptions
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

U.S. Copyright Office Considers DMCA Exemptions

The U.S. Copyright Office is accepting public input on proposed exemptions to the prohibitions against circumvention under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act...

FCC Invites Nominations for the 4th Annual Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

FCC Invites Nominations for the 4th Annual Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility

The FCC invites nominations for the 4th Annual FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility. The Chairman’s Awards aim to highlight and encourage innovation...

FCC Invites Nominations for Disability Advisory Committee
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

FCC Invites Nominations for Disability Advisory Committee

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) invites nominations for a new Disability Advisory Committee. Appointees will serve a two-year term and will be compensated...

President Signs Cybersecurity Legislation
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

President Signs Cybersecurity Legislation

The President signed several cybersecurity bills toward the end of 2014.  Much of the legislation signed by President Obama affects various cybersecurity functions...

Senate Confirms Three Commissioners To The Election Assistance Commission
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Senate Confirms Three Commissioners To The Election Assistance Commission

For several months the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has been without any Commissioners.  In December the Senate confirmed three nominees as Commissioners...
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