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USACM Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
On July 26, 2015, we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council joins the country’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of the ADA, a landmark law that has promoted innovation in techno ...Read More

  • (Posted on 23-Jul-15)
  • Washington News – Alerts and Updates
    General Announcements * Nominations for ACM Distinguished Member are due by August 3. Security * The U.S. Department of Commerce is accepting public comments on proposed revisions to definitions in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The revisions are relevant to encrypt ...Read More

  • (Posted on 21-Jul-15)
  • U.S. Government Needs Computer Scientists
    In this month’s Communications of the ACM magazine, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Deputy Director Thomas Kalil and former OSTP Assistant Director for Robotics and Cyber Physical Systems Vijay Kumar urge computer scientists to come work in govern ...Read More

  • (Posted on 20-Jul-15)
  • Job Announcement: Technology Policy Analyst
    Prestigious educational, scientific, not-for-profit society for computing professionals seeks a highly motivated Policy Analyst to support its policy and government affairs team. This full-time position in Washington, D.C. offers a great opportunity to work on substantive policy ...Read More

  • (Posted on 08-Jul-15)
  • ACM Appoints Robert Schnabel as New CEO
    ACM today issued the following press release announcing the new CEO. ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named Robert (“Bobby”) Schnabel executive director and CEO effective November 1, 2015. Schnabel joins ACM after eight years as professor and dean of the School o ...Read More

  • (Posted on 18-Jun-15)
  • Vint Cerf Interviews U.S. CTO Megan Smith
    ACM Past President Vint Cerf interviewed U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith for this month’s Communications of the ACM magazine. She spoke on key policy objectives, the need to increase the number of students in STEM fields, and the landscape of U.S. technology compe ...Read More

  • (Posted on 16-Jun-15)