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
Join SHLB Executive Director John Windhausen for an exclusive conversation with FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly. Commissioner O'Rielly is an influential force at the Federal Communications Committee and will provide valuable insight into the Universal Service programs.
Antitrust has, almost overnight, become the subject of an intense policy debate, driven by the growth of populist sentiment combined with the emergence of economically and politically powerful companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.
The emergence of hybrid infrastructure—infrastructure that integrates digital technology with physical infrastructure—will be more efficient and sustainable than the concrete roads and bridges of yesteryear. Indeed, these solutions are very much in need, as the United States recently earned a D+ on a infrastructure report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers, with $4.6 trillion in necessary repairs. But new technologies raise the question of whether to prioritize maintaining existing infrastructure or deploying innovative new infrastructure.