What's on the agenda for policymakers.

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ABB and The Hill

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:00 to 10:05

Sponsored by ABB

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? 

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Subcommittee on Oversight

House Committee on Science

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:00 to 14:00


  • 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

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House Judiciary Committee

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:00 to 14:00


Attorney General Jeff Sessions

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Silicon Flatirons
University of Colorado Law School

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:00 to 18:45

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.

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Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee

Homeland Security Committee

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:00 to 17:00

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.

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Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition and Consumer Rights

Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:30 to 17:00
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Communications and Technology Subcommittee House Commerce Committee

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:00 to 14:00


The Honorable Jonathan Adelstein 
President and CEO, Wireless Infrastructure Association

Dr. Coleman Bazelon 
Principal, The Brattle Group

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National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:00 to 12:00

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.

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Cato Institute in cooperation with the Smith Family Foundation

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:00 to 14:00

10:30 – 10:50AM

10:50 – 11:00AM
Welcoming Remarks

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
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