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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Mosley Joins CRA Policy Staff!


CRA is pleased to announce that Brian Mosley has joined its staff starting today as Policy Analyst. In this position, Brian will track a number of issues of importance to the computing community, including Robotics R&D, STEM Education issues, and policies surrounding Open Access and Open Data efforts at the Federal level. He’ll also be a […]

CRA is Hiring: Be part of CRA’s Policy Staff!


CRA is hiring! We’re looking for a new Policy Analyst on our Government Affairs staff. If you’re interested in helping the computing research community make its case in Washington, or know someone who is, please see the ad below! POLICY ANALYST The Computing Research Association, the national voice of the computing research community, seeks a […]

House Passes NITRD, Cybersecurity Bills During Cyber Week


It’s “cyber week” on Capitol Hill and yesterday that meant the House passing H.R. 967, the Advancing America’s Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act of 2013, and H.R. 756, the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2013, two bills we discussed in detail and endorsed last month. CRA, along with ACM, SIAM, and IEEE-CS, submitted […]

Undergrad Computer Science Enrollments Rise for Fifth Straight Year — CRA Taulbee Report


The number of new undergraduate computing majors among U.S. computer science departments rose an astonishing 29.2 percent this year, according to new data released today by the Computing Research Association. The data appears in Computing Degrees and Enrollment Trends, a special report from the 2011-2012 CRA Taulbee Survey of the organization’s member departments. Among schools […]

Call For Nominations — CCC Leadership in Science Policy Institute 2013


As part of its mission to develop a next generation of leaders in the computing research community, the Computing Research Association‘s Computing Community Consortium (CCC) announces the second offering of the CCC Leadership in Science Policy Institute (LiSPI), intended to educate computing researchers on how science policy in the U.S. is formulated and how our […]

New York Times Covers Restrictions on Federal Employees Attending Scientific Conferences in Computing


This post marks the first from CRA’s new communications specialist, Shar Steed. Shar will be a frequent contributor to the Computing Research Policy blog and is the new force behind CRA’s communications efforts. Shar joins us from the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows program where she handled communications and marketing duties, and can be […]

CNSF Science Exhibition on Hill


David Forsyth, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, ably represented CRA last night at the Coalition for National Science Funding Science Exhibition on Capitol Hill. Featuring a poster and computer slideshow of his research on inserting synthetic objects into legacy photographs, David spoke to Congressional and Senate staff members, National Science Foundation employees, students and lobbyists […]

Undergrad Computer Science Enrollments Rise for Fourth Straight Year — CRA Taulbee Report


Enrollments in undergraduate computer science programs rose 9.6 percent in the 2011-12 school year, the fourth straight year of increase, according to new data released today by the Computing Research Association. The data, found in the CRA Taulbee Survey report Computing Degree and Enrollment Trends, 2010-2011, compares schools that responded to both this year’s survey […]

We Want You! – CRA is Hiring!


Here at CRA World HQ, we’re looking for a Program Manager. Below is the official notice. If you or someone you know might be interested, please apply! Send applications and inquiries to employment@cra.org. The position will remain open until a suitable applicant is found! Program Manager This posting will expire on December 31, 2011. Organization/Institution: […]