Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Flag this message Invitation to Oct 8, 2009, meeting of the National Academies' Computer Science and Telecommunications Board

Dear friend of CSTB,

We hope you'll be able to join us on October 8, 2009, for the fall
meeting of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) of
the National Academies.

Our first speaker will be Vivek Kundra, Federal Chief Information
Officer & Administrator for E-Gov & IT, Office of Management and Budget.

Our second speaker will be CSTB chief scientist Herb Lin who will
present CSTB's new report, "Technology, Policy, Law, and Ethics
Regarding U.S. Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities." The
report concludes that although cyberattack capabilities are an important asset for the U.S., the current policy and legal framework for their use is ill-formed, undeveloped, and highly uncertain and recommends that U.S. policy be informed by an open and public national debate on technological, policy, legal, and ethical issues they pose.

The session will run from 3:30 to 5:15 at the National Academies' Keck
Center at 500 5th St, NW, in Washington D.C. A reception will
immediately follow the talks.

The Keck Center is located between the Gallery Place and Judiciary
Square Metro stations. Free parking is available in the Academies'
garage (entrance on 6th St. between E and F Streets).

If you plan to attend, we would appreciate it if you would pre-register
at
http://www8.nationalacademies.org/isc-registration/public/default.asp?ev
ent=619F8F10

Please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues who might also be interested.

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