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Federal Spending Bill – What’s in the ‘Cromnibus’ for Tech Policy?
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Federal Spending Bill – What’s in the ‘Cromnibus’ for Tech Policy?

The House last night released the $1 trillion “Cromnibus” bill to fund the government through September 2015. It combines an omnibus spending bill for 11 of the...

USACM Members Testify Before Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Members Testify Before Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) met in Washington D.C. on November 12 to take testimony on privacy in the context of counterterrorism programs...

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

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of December 1

December 1 The Supreme Court hears arguments on a case involving when (and/or if) online comments could be considered as a threat for the purposes of criminal prosecution...

USPTO Roundtable on Crowdsourcing Prior Art on December 2
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USPTO Roundtable on Crowdsourcing Prior Art on December 2

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will hold a Roundtable on December 2 to discuss crowdsourcing and third-party preissuance submissions to identify prior...

USPTO Guest Lecturers for Tech Week 2014
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USPTO Guest Lecturers for Tech Week 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking volunteer guest lecturers as part of Tech Week for patent examiners on December 1-5. Examiners could benefit...

President Obama Honors ACM A.M. Turing Award Laureate Charles Bachman and ACM Fellow Mary Shaw with Awards
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

President Obama Honors ACM A.M. Turing Award Laureate Charles Bachman and ACM Fellow Mary Shaw with Awards

President Obama awarded eleven U.S. National Medals of Science and eight U.S. National Medals of Technology and Innovation at a White House ceremony in the East...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 17
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 17

November 18 Hearing: The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on information security at the Veterans’ Administration 1:30 p.m.,  334 Cannon Building...

USPTO and NIST To Host Multistakeholder Meeting on Cybersecurity and Patents in Silicon Valley on November 14
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USPTO and NIST To Host Multistakeholder Meeting on Cybersecurity and Patents in Silicon Valley on November 14

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will host the first multistakeholder...

USACM Submits Comments On National Privacy Research Strategy
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Submits Comments On National Privacy Research Strategy

On October 17, comments closed on a Request for Information from the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program.  Agencies in...

Heading Into Midterms, USACM Re-emphasizes Role Of Technology In Elections
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Heading Into Midterms, USACM Re-emphasizes Role Of Technology In Elections

With mid-term Congressional elections fast approaching, USACM released a statement to emphasize the importance of voting technology in elections.  It echoes past...

USACM Focuses On Roadmap In Cybersecurity Framework Comments
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Focuses On Roadmap In Cybersecurity Framework Comments

As part of its work on the Cybersecurity Framework (Framework), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) sought comments from stakeholders on their...

NITRD Agencies To Develop National Privacy Research Strategy
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NITRD Agencies To Develop National Privacy Research Strategy

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has asked a steering group in the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development...

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

U.S. Copyright Office Invites Petitions for 2015 DMCA Rulemaking

The U.S. Copyright Office is accepting petitions for the triennial rulemaking proceedings to determine exemptions to the anti-circumvention prohibitions under the...

NIST Will Present Draft Privacy Engineering Objectives
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NIST Will Present Draft Privacy Engineering Objectives

On Thursday, October 2, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a webcast scheduled to present its draft (including a discussion deck) Privacy...

The Food And Drug Administration Seeks Input On Medical Device Security
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

The Food And Drug Administration Seeks Input On Medical Device Security

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a workshop on medical device cybersecurity for October 21 and 22 in Arlington, Virginia.  Titled “Collaborative...

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

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 8

Congress has returned from recess, so hearings have resumed. September 9 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies...

NIST Second Privacy Engineering Workshop on September 15-16 in San Jose
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NIST Second Privacy Engineering Workshop on September 15-16 in San Jose

The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), in coordination with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), will host the Second...

FCC Roundtables on Open Internet
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

FCC Roundtables on Open Internet

The FCC will hold a series of Open Internet Roundtables in September and October, including a roundtable on the technological aspects on September 19. These staff...

NIST Continues To Take Feedback On The Cybersecurity Framework
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NIST Continues To Take Feedback On The Cybersecurity Framework

While cybersecurity legislation remains in a Congressional holding pattern, provisions of the 2013 Executive Order on cybersecurity for critical infrastructure...

U.S. Department of Justice Invites Public Comments on Movie Captioning and Audio Descriptions
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

U.S. Department of Justice Invites Public Comments on Movie Captioning and Audio Descriptions

The U.S. Department of Justice is accepting comments on proposed changes to its regulations for captioning and audio descriptions in movie theaters under Title...
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