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October 2, 2009 | Rodney J. Petersen
National Cyber Security Awareness Month was kicked-off on October 1st at an event held in Washington, D.C., attended by Secretary Napolitano from the Department of Homeland Security and other dignitaries. The event, orchestrated by the National Cyber Security Alliance, brought together partners...
September 29, 2009 | Rodney J. Petersen
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced plans to hold three roundtables that will focus on consumer privacy issues. According to the announcement, the purpose of the series of roundtables are: . . . to explore the privacy challenges posed by the vast array of 21st century technology and...
September 28, 2009 | Wendy Wigen
There were two events on September 25 that demonstrated that the Net Neutrality debate is alive and well, revived by FCC Chairman Genachowski’s speech earlier in the week. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) released a report, “Designed for Change: End-to-End Arguments,...
September 25, 2009 | Wendy Wigen
The US Broadband Coalition presented its latest progress report to the FCC and to the public on September 24. EDUCAUSE has been a member of the coalition since its inception almost two years ago and has played an active role in both facilitating its work and contributing to its debate. The...
September 24, 2009 | Rodney J. Petersen
Three provisions of the PATRIOT Act set to expire at the end of this year have been the focus of recent hearings and intense policy debates. Critics were anxious to learn whether or not the Obama administration would support their renewal given the privacy and civil liberty concerns that have...
September 24, 2009 | Rodney J. Petersen
The House Science Research Subcommittee unanimously approved legislation this week that would support cybersecurity research and development. The bill would require the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and the National Science Foundation to work together to develop a long-...
September 22, 2009 | Wendy Wigen
On Monday, September 21, before a full house at the esteemed Brookings Institute, the new Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission made a groundbreaking announcement regarding net neutrality. Chairman Julius Genachowski had announced his support of net neutrality early in his nomination...
September 22, 2009 | Rodney J. Petersen
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) released its Privacy Report Card for the Obama Administration with the following results: Consumer Privacy: Incomplete Medical Privacy: A- Civil Liberties: C+ Cybersecurity: BEPIC's grades were based on a review of the Administration's privacy...
September 16, 2009 | Anna Gould
Yesterday the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) held a briefing to discuss what issues are likely to receive some attention in the remaining months of this Congress' first session. While President Leslie Harris declined to make any predictions about the future, she said opportunities to...
September 16, 2009 | Wendy Wigen
It was enough to send shivers down the spine. On September 15, at a breakfast gathering sponsored by Broadband Census, Comcast Senior Vice President, Joe Waz, declared that the government got it “exactly right” in the current broadband stimulus program. Waz was referring specifically...
September 15, 2009 | Wendy Wigen
On September 10 the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet held its second in a series of oversight hearings of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Despite the title, the hearing focused specifically on how the $7.2 billion BTOP/BIT program for stimulating...
September 11, 2009 | Anna Gould
The September/October edition of EDUCAUSE Review focuses on an issue that is of great concern to the higher education community: cybersecurity. Internet Security Alliance CEO and President Larry Clinton discusses the Obama Administration's Cyberspace Policy Review in the latest "Policy@EDU...
September 10, 2009 | Wendy Wigen
In an effort to keep our message in front of the Federal Communications Commission, EDUCAUSE, as part of the Schools, Health, and Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) recently filed in two separate proceedings.  On September 4 and September 8, comments were filed to re-emphasize the need for...
September 8, 2009 | Anna Gould
The Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus released audio coverage of their recent 2009 State of the Net West Conference, which was held on Santa Clara, California on August 5. The conference was held in conjunction with the High Tech Law Institute of Santa Clara University....
September 3, 2009 | Anna Gould
EDUCAUSE and VeriSign announced that they are partnering in a project aimed at improving security and reliability within the .edu domain. It is expected that they will deploy a new security system, known as Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), by late March 2010. EDUCAUSE currently...