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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.  The board heard from four panels of experts, two of whom were USACM members testifying in their individual role ...Read More

  • (Posted on 03-Dec-14)
  • 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 Room on November 20. Among the recipients, ACM A.M. Turing Award Laureate Charles W. Bachman and ACM Fellow Mary Shaw r ...Read More

  • (Posted on 01-Dec-14)
  • 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 statements from USACM on voting, including its 2013 remarks to the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. ...Read More

  • (Posted on 16-Oct-14)
  • ACM Fellow Randal Bryant Joins White House Staff To Tackle Big Data
    Randal Bryant, University Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, has accepted a temporary assignment to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).  Bryant, an ACM Fellow since 2000 and the 1998 recipient of ACM’s Paris Kanellakis T ...Read More

  • (Posted on 25-Aug-14)
  • USACM Announces New Leadership
    ACM President Alex Wolf has appointed Ed Felten as Chair and Stuart Shapiro and Jeremy Epstein as Co-Vice Chairs of the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council. Alex Wolf thanked Eugene Spafford for his 16 years of dedicated service leading USACM as its Chair. Ed Felten is the Director of ...Read More

  • (Posted on 04-Aug-14)
  • ACM Europe Council and U.S. Public Policy Council Address Computing Issues in EU-US Free Trade Agreement
    The ACM Europe Council and the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council presented a consensus position on policy issues relevant to the computing field to negotiators of a new EU-U.S. free trade agreement. ACM Europe Council Chair Fabrizio Gagliardi delivered the remarks for consideration ...Read More

  • (Posted on 04-Aug-14)