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ACM Applauds Computer Science for All Initiative
Statement by ACM President Alexander L. Wolf and ACM CEO Bobby Schnabel on US President Obama’s “Computer Science for All” Announcement ACM applauds U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic announcement of the Computer Science for All initiative. As the announcement states, c ...Read More

  • (Posted on 03-Feb-16)
  • USACM Comments on Regulations Governing Protection of Research Participants
    USACM submitted comments on the proposed updates to the federal regulations for research involving human subjects. These regulations, known as the Common Rule, are used by multiple federal agencies. They have significance for computing professionals conducting behavioral, analyti ...Read More

  • (Posted on 08-Jan-16)
  • ACM Sponsors Congressional Briefing on STEM Education and Public-Private Partnerships
    The ACM Education Policy Committee joined the National Science Teachers Association, the American Chemical Society, the Afterschool Alliance, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Education Development Center to sponsor a congressional briefing on informal STEM ed ...Read More

  • (Posted on 21-Dec-15)
  • USACM Submits Comments to White House on Revised Policy for Managing Federal IT
    The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council submitted comments to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on proposed changes to the policy document for the planning and management of federal information services. The document was last updated 15 years ago. The proposed chan ...Read More

  • (Posted on 05-Dec-15)
  • Call for Nominations for ACM Policy Award
    ACM is accepting nominations for the inaugural ACM Policy Award to honor the contributions of an individual, or a small group, who has had a significant impact on the formation or execution of public policy related to computing. The award is accompanied by a $10,000 prize. The ac ...Read More

  • (Posted on 09-Oct-15)
  • USACM Submits Comments to NIST on U.S. Participation in International Cybersecurity Standardization
    The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council, in collaboration with four other ACM entities, submitted comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on a draft interagency report advocating U.S. participation in international cybersecurity standardization. Because t ...Read More

  • (Posted on 25-Sep-15)