Computing Research Policy Blog

The Computing Research Association (or CRA) has been involved in shaping public policy of relevance to computing research for more than two decades. More recently the CRA Government Affairs program has enhanced its efforts to help the members of the computing research community contribute to the public debate knowledgeably and effectively.

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Woodrow Wilson Center Holds Hearing on Start-Up Act 2.0

On Friday, July 13th, the Woodrow Wilson Center held an event titled “Universities, High Skilled Immigration, and Regulatory Reform: Implication for America’s Economic Future.” The focus of the discussion was the Start-Up Act 2.0 (S. 3217), legislation that would create a STEM visa program so that U.S.-educated foreign students who graduate with a master’s or […]

House Research and Science Education Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Challenges for Research Universities

On Wednesday, June 27th the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Science Education convened a hearing to survey the many challenges that U.S. research universities face. The hearing was held in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act of 1862, which allowed for the creation of land-grant colleges. […]

Prabhakar Named New DARPA Director

It appears that Arati Prabhakar has been named the new DARPA Director, taking over for Regina Dugan who left the agency to work with Google. From the memo to DARPA staff: Dr. Prabhakar has spent her career advancing technology in support of both national security and the private sector, from early research and development through […]

IBM Hosts “Big Data” Briefing, Announces Partnership with LLNL

This past Wednesday, IBM Corp sponsored a Senate briefing called “Big Data: The New Natural Resource,” which was held in conjunction with an announcement of IBM’s partnership with the Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to expand collaboration on high-performance computing.  The collaboration, which will be referred to as “Deep Computing Solutions,” is a part of LLNL’s […]