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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 10
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 10

March 12 Hearing: The Senate Rules and Administration Committee will hold a hearing on election administration 9:45 a.m., 301 Russell Building The Intelligence,...

Administration Launches Big Data and Privacy Review
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Administration Launches Big Data and Privacy Review

As part of the government response to public concerns over national security surveillance programs, the President announced in January that there would be a review...

Reports On Surveillance Programs Vary In Engagement With Technology
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Reports On Surveillance Programs Vary In Engagement With Technology

In January both the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) and the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies (Review...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 3
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 3

February 4 Hearing: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on data breaches and cybercrime. 10:15 a.m., 226 Dirksen Building February 5 The Commerce...

Presidential Commission Issues Recommendations on Improving Voting Experience
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Presidential Commission Issues Recommendations on Improving Voting Experience

On January 22, the Presidential Commission on Election Administration issued the report requested of it by President Obama.  Formed after reports of long lines...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 27
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 27

January 28 Hearing: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on the security of the HealthCare.gov website. 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn...

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

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 13

January 14 Hearing: The Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the scope of copyright...

PCAST Releases Cybersecurity Report
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

PCAST Releases Cybersecurity Report

Following its November meeting, the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a letter report on cybersecurity. ¬†The report follows...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 18
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 18

November 19 Hearing: The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on the data security of the Healthcare.gov website. 1o a.m., 2318 Rayburn...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 11
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 11

November 12 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on multiple nominees, including the Associate Director...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 4
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 4

November 4 Meeting: The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is meeting to discuss national security surveillance programs (the meeting was originally scheduled...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 28
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 28

October 29 Markup: (Rescheduled from October 24) The House Homeland Security Committee will review pending legislation, including H.R. 3107, the Cybersecurity Boots...

Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies Hears from USACM
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies Hears from USACM

In light of the leaks surrounding U.S. national intelligence surveillance efforts, President Obama appointed a group to review those programs to determine if they...

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

Hill Tech Happenings Week of September 30

Well, it would appear that some things are still happening during the shutdown. I would recommend, however, that you double check before visiting any of these meetings...

USACM Provides Input On Next Version Of Open Government National Action Plan
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Provides Input On Next Version Of Open Government National Action Plan

As part of the Obama Administration’s Open Government Initiative, it released a National Action Plan in September 2011. Based in part on its progress on the first...

Cybersecurity Framework Now At Discussion Draft Stage
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Cybersecurity Framework Now At Discussion Draft Stage

While cybersecurity legislation slowly inches forward in Congress, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is moving faster in implementing its...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 16
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 16

September 18 Markup: The Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee will review two...

NIST Working On Big Data Technology Roadmap
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NIST Working On Big Data Technology Roadmap

On September 30, the National Institute of Standards and Technology will host a Big Data workshop at its headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The focus of the...

Federal CIO Council Announces Re-Organization
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Federal CIO Council Announces Re-Organization

The Federal CIO Council is the primary cross-agency group for information technology management in the government. On Friday the Council announced a major reorganization...

The Executive Branch Works On Implementing the Cybersecurity Executive Order
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

The Executive Branch Works On Implementing the Cybersecurity Executive Order

Since the President issued an Executive Order on cybersecurity information sharing back in February, several groups have worked on implementing parts of that order...
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