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A new wave of digital technology is transforming how the United States invests in every type of infrastructure, from energy to transportation to industrial.
Is the transition of resources from strictly physical to digital adding value to infrastructure projects? What changes will need to be made to existing infrastructure to incorporate this new technology? Could a robust digital infrastructure redefine what infrastructure investment is, and what are some of the regulatory challenges that will need to be addressed?
- Ms. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
- Ms. Renee Wynn, chief information officer, NASA
- Ms. Essye Miller, deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity, Department of Defense
- Dr. Mark Jacobson, associate teaching professor, Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Society increasingly depends on computer networks and wireless systems. Yet, outages and adverse incidents are regular occurrences. It has become essential for this technology to maintain an acceptable level of service—in other words, to be resilient.
The purpose of this hearing is to explore ways the Department of Homeland Security can maximize the value of cyber threat information shared by the government and identify and utilize the most effective cyber threat information sharing partnerships, in order to increase the participation and volume of cyber threat information sharing with the private sector.
The Honorable Jonathan Adelstein
President and CEO, Wireless Infrastructure Association
Dr. Coleman Bazelon
Principal, The Brattle Group
The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary to assist in developing and maintaining spectrum management policies that enable the United States to maintain or strengthen its global leadership role in the introduction of communications technology, services, and innovation; thus expanding the economy, adding jobs, and increasing international trade, while at the same time providing for the expansion of existing technologies and supporting the country's homeland security, national defense, and other critical needs of government missions.
10:30 – 10:50AM
10:50 – 11:00AM
Sallie James, Director of Development, Cato Institute
11:00 – 11:40AM
Keynote Address—Defending Free Speech Even When It Hurts
Susan N. Herman, President of the American Civil Liberties Union
11:40AM – 12:10PM
Prospects for Federal Tax Reform
News broke on November 8 that the Department of Justice is seeking to alter, if not block, AT&T’s proposed purchase of Time Warner. What until recently had seemed like a done deal is now up in the air. And different narratives are emerging.