ACM SGB Meeting Materials February 5, 2007

Should we engage with the Pubs Board in a discussion about the fact that an Editor can put into place some pretty radical policies? They almost have unlimited power. Is it the role of the editorial board to check into these things? Ramakrishnan would like the editorial board to have to vote in terms of policy changes. He suggested that the pubs board discuss this.

USACM- Slides from Emil Volcheck

American Competitive Motion-new Congress and the committees are recommending increases for FY07. USACM was involved in giving comments on federal identity theft issues. USACM continues to be involved in voting policy- voting machine issues.

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