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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)
  • USACM Signs Letter to President Obama Urging Wide Adoption of Encryption Technology
    USACM signed a letter to President Obama from a variety of civil society organizations urging him to pursue public policies that encourage the wide adoption of strong encryption technology. The letter is responsive to public statements by Obama Administration officials suggesting ...Read More

  • (Posted on 16-Jun-15)
  • Washington News – Alerts and Updates
    General Announcements * USACM signed a letter to President Obama from a variety of civil society organizations urging him to reject proposals that require U.S. companies to deliberately weaken the security of their products. The letter encourages a focus on public policies to pro ...Read More

  • (Posted on 09-Jun-15)
  • USACM Comments on Proposed Federal Accessibility Standards and Guidelines
    USACM yesterday submitted comments to the U.S. Access Board on updated federal accessibility standards and guidelines for information and communication technology (ICT) under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act. The current standard ...Read More

  • (Posted on 29-May-15)
  • Washington News – Alerts and Updates
    General Announcements * USACM submitted comments on the NIST roadmap for usability and accessibility of future elections. USACM’s comments highlight the importance of usable and accessible voting technologies and systems and the need to improve and ensure the right of all voters ...Read More

  • (Posted on 11-May-15)