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News and Events

February 3, 2014 Diana Burley, co-chair of the Committee on Professionalizing the Nation's Cybersecurity Workforce, discusses issues in professionalization of cybersecurity. [3min video]
February 1, 2014 Communications of the ACM highlights CSTB report "Professionalizing the Nation's Cybersecurity Workforce? Criteria for Decision-Making."
January 8, 2014 The Committee to Review the Enterprise Architecture, Software Development Approach, and Safety and Human Factor Design of the Next Generation Air Transportation System releases interim report. Report | Project Page
January 6, 2014 Committee on Ethical and Societal Implications of Advances in Militarily Significant Technologies that are Rapidly Changing and Increasingly Globally Accessible releases report. Report | Project Page
November 1, 2013 Diana Burley, co-chair of the CSTB study that produced Professionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce? Criteria for Decision-Making, will discuss the findings of the report on November 1st at George Washington University.
September 20, 2013 The New Yorks Times discusses CSTB report, "Biometric Recognition: Challenges and Opportunities."
September 19, 2013 The Committee on Geotargeted Disaster Alerts and Warnings releases report. Report | Project Page
September 18, 2013 The Committee on Professionalizing the Nation's Cybersecurity Workforce: Criteria for Future Decision-Making releases report. Report | Project Page | Press Release 
July 1, 2013 CSTB welcomes new board members.
April 24, 2013 Herb Lin, CSTB's Chief Scientist, discusses the hacking of Associated Press news agency's Twitter feed.
March 21, 2013 CSTB member, Katherine Yelick, named Athena Lecturer by the Association for Computing Machinery's Council on Women in Computing.
March 20, 2013 CSTB's alerts and warnings work highlighted at FirstResponder.gov.
February 25-26, 2013 CSTB holds second workshop on Professionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce in San Francisco. Further information is available here.
February 21-22, 2013 CSTB holds workshop to examine public response to and technologies for geotargeted disaster alerts and warnings. Further information is available here.
February 13, 2013 Notes from NAP annotates the State of the Union Address and includes several CSTB reports.
January 8, 2013 The Committee on Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media releases report. Report | Project Page
December 12, 2012 CSTB holds workshop on Professionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce in Washington, DC. Further information is available here.
October 12, 2012 The New York Times highlights cstb report, "Continuing Innovation in Information Technology."
August 24, 2012 Notes from NAP features CSTB reports on cybersecurity.
July 31, 2012 Communications of the ACM highlights CSTB report, "Computing Research for Sustainability."
July 27, 2012 CSTB staff Jon Eisenberg and Virginia Bacon Talati discuss Commercial Mobile Alert System with Emergency Management magazine. For more information, see CSTB's report, "Public Response to Alerts and Warnings on Mobile Devices."
July 24, 2012 The Committee on Depicting Innovation in Information Technology releases report. ReportProject Page 
June 29, 2012 The Committee on Computing Research for Environmental and Societal Sustainability releases report. Report  | Press Release 
February 28-29, 2012 CSTB holds workshop on Public Response to Alerts and Warnings using Social Media in Irvine, CA. A draft agenda and registration are available online.
February 9, 2012 CSTB member David E. Shaw has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
January 31, 2012 DARPA's new PERFECT program seeks a "new power dynamic to continue Moore's law." Power as a limiting factor in sustaining growth in computing performance growth is a major theme of CSTB’s recent report, The Future of Computing Performance: Game Over or Next Level?, which makes recommendations for research, practice, and education.
December 8, 2011 CSTB members Robert Kraut (for contributions to human-computer interaction) and Susan Landau (for public policy leadership in security and privacy) have been named 2011 ACM Fellows.
November 14, 2011 Committee on Future Information Architectures, Processes, and Strategies for CMS releases report.  Report  |  Press Release
September 13, 2011 CSTB celebrates its 25th anniversary with a panel discussion, "CSTB then, now, and in the future." View a summary.
September 12, 2011 CSTB's 25th anniversary is this year. What are some of your favorite CSTB reports over the years? Follow @cstb on Twitter and join the conversation about #CSTBat25.
June 6, 2011 All CSTB (and other Academies) reports are now available as free PDF downloads.
May 25, 2011 Notes from NAP features CSTB report on biometric recognition.
April 13, 2011 Notes from NAP features CSTB report on the future of computing.
March 22, 2011 CSTB hosts a symposium on its new report: "The Future of Computing Performance: Game Over or Next Level?" Agenda | Report | Project Page
February 25, 2011 The Committee on Wireless Technology Prospects and Policy Options releases report. Report Project Page
February 17, 2011 Committee on Future Information Architectures, Processes, and Strategies for CMS holds public meeting in Irvine, CA. View the agenda.
February 7, 2011 Notes from NAP features CSTB reports on disaster management and response.
January 11, 2011 IEEE Computer highlights CSTB report on the future of computing.
January 7, 2011 The Committee on Public Response to Alerts and Warnings on Mobile Devices releases new report. Report | Project Page
December 16, 2010 The Committee on Sustaining Growth in Computing Performance releases new report.  Report | Press Release
December 14, 2010 Herb Lin, CSTB's chief scientist, discusses cyberwar and WikiLeaks' actions with USA Today.
December 9, 2010 Herb Lin, CSTB's chief scientist, discusses hacktavism, cyberwarfare, and WikiLeaks with Tech News Daily.
December 9, 2010 The Committee on Future Information Architectures, Processes, and Strategies for CMS releases its interim report. Report | Project Page
December 8, 2010 Herb Lin, CSTB's Chief Scientist, discusses cybersecurity issues and Wikileaks on NPR.
November 30, 2010 Biometric Recognition: Challenge and Opportunities Brochure is an eight page document that summarizes key points and highlights principles found in the full publication.
November 19, 2010 See video slideshow highlighting major findings of the 2009 CSTB report "Technology, Policy, Law, and Ethics Regarding U.S. Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities."
November 10, 2010 The Committee on Future Information Architectures, Processes, and Strategies for CMS holds public meeting to hear perspectives on Medicaid, CMS' strategic planning, and on systems interaction and integration. View the agenda.
October 22, 2010 CSTB releases Critical Code: Software Producibility for Defense.
September 30, 2010 CSTB releases Proceedings from a Workshop on Deterring Cyberattacks: Informing Strategies and Developing Options for U.S. Policy.
September 24, 2010 Whither Biometrics committee releases report: Biometric Recognition: Challenges and Opportunities. Report  |  Press Release
September 23, 2010 CSTB Bi-annual Board Meeting CSTB conducts its bi-annual board meeting with open session topics including digital identity and biometric recognition. View the agenda
May 4, 2010 CSTB begins study to examine future information architectures, processes, and strategies for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
April 14, 2010 CSTB holds workshop on Public Response to Alerts and Warnings on Mobile Devices.
November 9, 2009 Herb Lin, CSTB's Chief Scientist, discusses Technology, Policy, Law, and Ethics Regarding U.S. Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities at Temple University's School of Law. (Please allow one minute for download)
October 1, 2009 News from the National Academies podcast covers the release of Technology, Policy, Law, and Ethics Regarding U.S. Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities
July 1, 2009 Robert F. Sproull, Vice President and Fellow at Sun Microsystems, appointed CSTB chair.
June 30, 2009 Herb Lin, CSTB's chief scientist, gives talk on health care information technology to the Congressional Health Care Caucus.
May 5, 2009 CSTB member Alfred Spector was elected to the 2009 class of fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
April 29, 2009 CSTB releases Technology, Policy, Law, and Ethics Regarding U.S. Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities. For more information please view the report summary or visit the project homepage.
April 28, 2009 CSTB member Jon Kleinberg is the recipient of the 2008 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences.
February 19, 2009 CSTB member Sara Kiesler has been named winner of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the ACM's Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction.
February 6, 2009 CSTB members William J. Dally (for contributions to the design of high-performance interconnect networks and parallel computer architectures) and Deborah L. Estrin (for pioneering design and application of heterogeneous wireless sensing systems for environmental monitoring) have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
January 23, 2009 CSTB releases Assessing the Impacts of Changes in the Information Technology R&D Ecosystem: Retaining Leadership in an Increasingly Global Environment. For more information please visit the project homepage.
January 9, 2009 CSTB releases Computational Technology for Effective Health Care: Immediate Steps and Strategic Directions. For more information please visit the project homepage.
December 4, 2008 CSTB held the 5th workshop of the Committee on State Voter Registration Databases in Atlanta, GA. See the final agenda (PDF) for more information.
October 18, 2008 An annotated list of key CSTB reports by topic has been added to the Web site.
October 7, 2008 The report, Protecting Individual Privacy in the Struggle Against Terrorists: A Framework for Program Assessment, was released.
September 26, 2008 The Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) held its fall meeting in Washington, DC.
August 27, 2008 The National Science Foundation has awarded CSTB board member Andrew J. Viterbi a National Medal of Science for 2007. The National Medal of Science is the nation's highest honor for science and technology.
July 30-31, 2008 CSTB held the 4th workshop of the Committee on State Voter Registration Databases in Kansas City, MO. See the final agenda (PDF) for more information.
May 22, 2008 CSTB releases Preliminary Observations on DoD Software Research Needs and Priorities: A Letter Report. This letter report responds to a request from the Department of Defense (DoD) for preliminary feedback regarding the Committee on Advancing Software-Intensive Systems Producibility's observations on DoD needs and priorities for software research as well as suggestions for a research agenda that would be executable within the DoD's Science and Technology framework. For more information please visit the project homepage.
May 7-8, 2008 CSTB held the third workshop on state voter registration databases in Portland, Oregon. See the final agenda (PDF) for more information.
February 8, 2008 CSTB celebrates the achievements of board and committee members elected to the National Academy of Engineering: Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research, for fundamental contributions to distributed algorithms and the security of cryptosystems; Jon M. Kleinberg, Cornell University, for contributions to the understanding of the structure and behavior of the World Wide Web and other complex networks; and Prabhakar Raghavan, Yahoo! Research, for significant contributions to algorithms and the structure of the World Wide Web.
October 23, 2007 CSTB hosted a symposium featuring its new report Software For Dependable Systems: Sufficient Evidence? See the symposium agenda (PDF) for more information.
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