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Kindle Accessibility Concerns Continue
March 13, 2013

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) continues to raise concerns about the accessibility of Amazon's Kindle devices as well as its Kindle apps for other devices (e.g., the iPad) for pe…

NIST Announces Cybersecurity Framework Workshop
March 13, 2013

The National Institute for Standards in Technology (NIST) has announced a Cybersecurity Framework Workshop to be held on April 3rd at its headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  According t…

California Bill = Path Around Curricular Bottlenecks Through 3rd-Party Online Providers
March 13, 2013

As numerous mainstream and higher education media outlets have reported--for two, see the New York Times and Inside Higher Education --the California state senate president is pois…

The Copyright Alert System Debated by the Congressional Internet Caucus
March 12, 2013

As a follow-up to our recently reported Policy Update blog entitled "Copyright Alert System Goes into Effect," the Congressional Internet Caucus held a briefing on Capitol Hill on …

Who is checking your email?
March 12, 2013

What is your campus policy and procedure for access to employee email?  If you don't know - or you don't have it written down - it might be time to review your practice, write it down,…

NFB Proposes Bill on Accessibility Standards for Digital Instructional Materials
March 12, 2013

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has released a fact sheet for proposed national legislation to enact a key recommendation of the Postsecondary Accessible Instructional Ma…

UC Irvine Open Chemistry Initiative
March 11, 2013

Just in time for Open Education Week , Inside Higher Education reports the University of California, Irvine, (an Open Courseware Consortium member) has made the full course curricu…

Presidential Policy Directive Ties Together "Physical" and "Cyber" Threats
February 27, 2013

President Obama has issued a Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-21) on Critical Infrastructure Security and Relience to "advance a national unity of effort to strengthen and maintain sec…

NSTIC Pilots at RSA Features Internet2 Scalable Privacy Project
February 27, 2013

The following announcement from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) concerns the pilots funded as part of the President's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cy…

Obama Issues Cybersecurity Executive Order
February 27, 2013

After months of speculation following the failed attempt of Congress to pass comprehensive cybersecurity legislation, The White House has issued an Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrast…