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ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Releases Guidance on Computing and Network Security
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Releases Guidance on Computing and Network Security

The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council issued a set of guidelines for organizations to protect the security of their computing and network systems. In its Statement...

Blockchains Could Add Trillions of Dollars to the Global Economy
From ACM on Huffington Post

Blockchains Could Add Trillions of Dollars to the Global Economy

By Toufi Saliba, CEO of PrivacyShell and Chair, ACM Practitioners Board Conference Committee Imagine if the entire global

Briefing on Computer Science and STEM Education for U.S. Congress
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Briefing on Computer Science and STEM Education for U.S. Congress

On May 10, the ACM Education Policy Committee co-sponsored a briefing for Congress on “STEM 101: Major Policy Issues for the 115th Congress.” Organized by the STEM...

How to Deal with Post-truthism
From Blog@Ubiquity

How to Deal with Post-truthism

The very definition of post-truth implies rejecting fact-based logic. Too few possess the skill of distinguishing between self-serving claims, and reliable, well...

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – May 2017
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – May 2017

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS ACM provides independent, nonpartisan, and technology-neutral research and resources to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the public...

UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee Explores Use of Algorithms in Decision Making
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee Explores Use of Algorithms in Decision Making

The UK-based Royal Statistical Society expressed support for the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability in its...

Insider Attacks Are A Bigger and Harder Threat?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Insider Attacks Are A Bigger and Harder Threat?

There is a new trend apparently emerging to defend against data loss and data damage as a result of external hacking. Some organizations have been removing their...

Next Data Science Education Meetings on May 1-3 in Washington DC
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Next Data Science Education Meetings on May 1-3 in Washington DC

The next public forum on data science postsecondary education convened by the National Academies of Sciences will be on May 1-3 in Washington, D.C. The roundtable...

The end of ICE is near – or not?
From Blog@Ubiquity

The end of ICE is near – or not?

The internal combustion engine (ICE) has reigned supreme for over 100 years, but prognosticators are predicting its demise over the next few decades – or NOT, depending...

What Should Europe’s Cybersecurity Policy Focus On?
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

What Should Europe’s Cybersecurity Policy Focus On?

A report on cybersecurity policy published by the European Commission’s top scientific advisers cites the ACM Europe Council Policy Committee’s White Paper on “Advancing...

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – April 2017
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – April 2017

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS ACM provides independent, nonpartisan, and technology-neutral research and resources to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the public...

ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Submits Comments on Internet of Things
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Submits Comments on Internet of Things

The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council submitted comments in response to a green paper on “Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things,” issued by the U.S....

Why We Need Exascale Computing
From ACM on Huffington Post

Why We Need Exascale Computing

By Paul Messina, Exascale Project Director, Argonne National Laboratory Exascale computing is the label we use for the next

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – March 2017
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – March 2017

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS ACM provides independent, nonpartisan, and technology-neutral research and resources to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the public...

ACM Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education Grabs Spotlight at U.S. Congressional Hearing
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education Grabs Spotlight at U.S. Congressional Hearing

The ACM Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education seized the spotlight during a congressional hearing on “Strengthening U.S. Cybersecurity Capabilities” on Capitol...

The Science of AI and the Art of Social Responsibility
From ACM on Huffington Post

The Science of AI and the Art of Social Responsibility

By Guru Banavar, IBM’s Chief Science Officer for Cognitive Computing I am a computer scientist and engineer, inspired by

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – February 2017
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – February 2017

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS ACM seeks to educate policymakers, the computing community, and the public about policies that will that foster and accelerate innovations...

Computing and the Fight against Epidemics
From ACM on Huffington Post

Computing and the Fight against Epidemics

By Alessandro Vespignani, Sternberg Distinguished Professor, Northeastern University Since the earliest times, humankind

U.S. Department of Commerce Cites ACM U.S. Public Policy Council
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

U.S. Department of Commerce Cites ACM U.S. Public Policy Council

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s new Green Paper: Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things references and cites input provided by the ACM U.S. Public...

ACM Sponsors Data Sciences Education Roundtable at the U.S. National Academies of Sciences
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Sponsors Data Sciences Education Roundtable at the U.S. National Academies of Sciences

ACM is sponsoring a new 3-year initiative by the National Academy of Sciences on data science postsecondary education. A series of roundtable discussions will bring...
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