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Top IT vendors reveal their IoT strategies (Network World)

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grab headlines—as well as the attention of IT vendors looking to tap into the growing market for IoT-related products and services. Cisco, IBM, HP, Intel, Microsoft argue that the Internet of Things is mainstream today.

Not surprisingly, vendors are taking varied approaches to IoT, based on their own strengths. “The big vendors generally understand the importance of building interoperable platforms and they are helping lead this development,” says Daniel Castro, senior analyst at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a research and educational institute.    Read More

Cisco's Padmasree Warrior Briefs Hill Staff on Internet of Everything

On June 5, 2014, CPPI hosted a roundtable on the Internet of Everything with Cisco's Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) on Capitol Hill. Warrior disussed how the next era of the Internet will impact a variety of sectors including healthcare, education, and agriculture.
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Center for Public Policy Innovation Hosts Congressional Site Visit of FireEye & Symantec

On May 28, 2014, the Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI) hosted a bipartisan Congressional tour of two leading cybersecurity companies in Northern Virginia - FireEye and Symantec. Congressmen Ted Deutch (D-FL-21); Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27); Tom Marino (R-PA-10); and Jared Polis (D-CO-2) had a chance to meet with top industry cyber experts to better understand vulnerabilities and methods of deterrence.     Read More

Wearable to Aware-able: Contact, Connection, Context (Cisco Blog, Dave Evans)

Since the dawn of time, humans have been motivated by an innate desire to be connected to each other and to information. Today, we are seeing this need satisfied as the Internet of Everything (IoE) evolves to connect more people, process, data and things than ever before. An essential part of the growth of the Internet of Everything will depend on how mobile devices, connected things and wearable technology adapts and develops to become more aware and intelligent.    Read More

Federal Trade Commission Chair Edith Ramirez // Susan Walsh/AP

FTC Investigates 'Discrimination by Algorithm' (Next Gov)

September 18, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission has fired a warning shot against using big data to discriminate against low-income and minority groups.

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said the consumer protection agency will crack down on businesses that use big data to unfairly target these groups.

"Big data can have big consequences," Ramirez said at a workshop on big data Monday at the agency. "Those consequences can be either enormously beneficial to individuals and society, or deeply detrimental."

U.S. consumer prices post first decline in 16 months
September 17, 2014
(Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in August and underlying inflation pressures were muted, potentially reducing the urgency for the Feder...

Exclusive: U.S. considering options if oil export ban challenged
September 17, 2014
(Reuters) - Obama administration officials are concerned about the legality of a ban on oil exports and have begun discussing how to deal with potential challenges from nations that ...

Judiciary Debates Net Neutrality
September 17, 2014
(Multichannel News) - The Senate Judiciary Committee heard from both sides of the network neutrality debate Wednesday in a hearing on the implications of the FCC's efforts to restore network n...

FCC Process Gets Critical Eyes
September 17, 2014
(Broadcasting & Cable) - The FCC's managing director Jon Wilkins and inspector general David Hunt came in for some tough questioning from House Communications Subcommittee members in a hearing on...

Coverage, reimbursement remain barriers to telehealth use, health industry leaders testify
September 17, 2014
(Fierce Health IT) - Coverage and reimbursement of telehealth, especially for Medicaid and Medicare, was the topic of choice during a roundtable discussion held by the U.S. Senate Special Com...

Pittsburgh’s Post-Gazette Sues State to Change Email Practice
September 17, 2014
(Government Technology) - Lawyers for the newspaper said the state’s practice violates the due process rights of the public seeking release of public records under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law...

Feds spending 5 percent of IT budgets on cloud in 2014
September 17, 2014
(Federal Times) - Federal agencies are spending about 5 percent of their IT budgets on adopting and adapting to the cloud, according to a new report from IDC Government Insights, which pre...

U.S. Poverty Rate Declines Slightly, Census Bureau Reports
September 16, 2014
(New York Times) - The poverty rate declined slightly last year for the first time since 2006, the Census Bureau reported on Tuesday, but there was no statistically significant change in th...

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