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Washington News – Alerts and Updates
* USACM sent congratulatory letters to the three new Commissioners of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. The letter recommends reestablishing the Technical Guidelines Development Committee, updating the Voluntary Voting Systems Guidelines, updating the testing and certifica ...Read More

  • (Posted on 25-Feb-15)
  • Washington News – Alerts and Updates
    General News • USACM submitted a statement to the U.S. Copyright Office in support of a proposed security research exemption to the prohibitions against circumvention under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Multiple committees collaborated on the statement. ̶ ...Read More

  • (Posted on 10-Feb-15)
  • Washington News – Alerts and Updates
    General News • USACM issued a press statement on President Obama’s comments on privacy and security in his State of the Union address. • ACM’s Annual Report FY2014, published this month in the Communications of the ACM, features activities and accomplishme ...Read More

  • (Posted on 28-Jan-15)
  • 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)