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.

Archive of articles posted in: November 2012

Last PCAST Meeting of 2012 Focuses on NITRD and Education

Today was the last PCAST meeting of 2012 and it focused on computing and STEM education. The meeting opened with the NITRD study update report from David Shaw, Susan Graham, and Peter Lee. The update was more of a review of the recommendations from the 2010 report. Graham went quickly through each recommendation from the […]

Political Playing Field Remains the Same But Deals Must Get Done to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

From my column in this month’s issue of Computing Research News (If you don’t receive CRN via email, you should! Sign up here.) Washington remains configured for political gridlock after last Tuesday’s elections, a fact which seems to portend two more years like the last two. But party leaders on both sides have indicated a willingness to […]