Committee on the Future of Voting: Accessible, Reliable, Verifiable Technology
An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the Committee on Science, Technology and Law and the Board on Computer Science and Telecommunications (CSTB) is conducting a study to: (1) document the current state of play in terms of technology, standards, and resources for voting technologies; (2) examine challenges arising out of the 2016 federal election; (3) evaluate advances in technology currently (and soon to be) available that may improve voting; and (4) offer recommendations that provide a vision of voting that is easier, accessible, reliable, and verifiable. The committee will issue a report at the conclusion of the study.
The committee held its first meeting on April 4-5, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Making the Living World Engineerable: Science, Practice, and Policy: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief
On November 16, 2016, CSTL's Forum on Synthetic Biology hosted a workshop titled Making the Living World Engineerable: Science, Practice, and Policy. The workshop was organized by an ad hoc planning committee to discuss current trends in synthetic biology, including international scientific and technical developments in synthetic biology; possible risks and benefits related to these developments; and legal, regulatory, and policy concerns. This Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief provides a factual summary of what occurred at the meeting.