As your public policy officer, I have joined the USACM. My goals are to introduce AI matters into USACM discussions and to relay AI-related ideas and issues from USACM to SIGAI members through blog postings.
Here is some information about USACM:
The U.S. Public Policy Council of ACM (USACM) is chartered as the focal point for ACM’s interaction with U.S. government organizations, the computing community, and the U.S. public in all matters of U.S. public policy related to information technology and computing — except issues in science and math education relevant to computing and computer science, which is the responsibility of the Educational Policy Committee (EPC). The USACM Council superseded the former ACM U.S. Public Policy standing committee.
The USACM is authorized to take official policy positions. These positions reflect the position of the USACM and not necessarily that of ACM. Policy positions of USACM are decided by a majority vote of the USACM Executive Committee.
Currently, USACM has the following seven standing committees listed below (with chairs):
USACM-Accessibility Harry Hochheiser (Accessibility & usability)
USACM-DigiGov Chris Bronk (Digital governance)
USACM-IP Paul Hyland (Intellectual property)
USACM-Law Andy Grosso (IT & Law)
USACM-Security Alec Yasinsac (Security)
USACM-Privacy Brian Dean (Privacy)
USACM-Voting Barbara Simons (Voting-related computing issues)
Internet of Things (USACM-IOT)
Algorithmic Accountability (USACM-Algorithms)
Big Data (USACM-Data)
Please find more information about USACM at http://usacm.acm.org/
and the brochure at