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Washington News – Alerts and Updates
* Congress continues to hold budget hearings. * The White House invites nominations for the National Medal of Science. The deadline is April 27. * The White House invites nominations for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The deadline is June 1. Voting * The U.S. El ...Read More

  • (Posted on 19-Mar-15)
  • 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)