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CPPI Hosts Cybersecurity Roundtable with FireEye CTO Dave Merkel

On February 5, 2015, the Center for Public Policy Innovation hosted a cybersecurity roundtable with Congressman Pat Meehan of Pennsylvania and FireEye's Chief Technology Officer, Dave Merkel. Attending senior staff were briefed on the rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape.

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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 discussed how the next era of the Internet will impact a variety of sectors including healthcare, education, and agriculture.
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Public Trust is Crucial for the Success of the Internet of Everything by Chris Long

The rapid adoption, growth, and spread of the Internet of Everything (IoE) is inevitable. But even as we see massive growth in IoE, we must also acknowledge and work to mitigate the considerable risk associated with these advances. Reliable security and continued "public trust" in IoE are fundamental to the success of the IoE revolution.    Read More

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Consumer Electronics Show Sets up Shop in Least Tech-Savvy Place on Earth: US Congress

April 27, 2015

Tens of technology businesses, from startups to heavyweights such as Google and LG, came Wednesday to the Rayburn House Office to pitch their products to lawmakers. It’s Washington’s version of the consumer tech mecca, the International CES expo in Las Vegas, also organized by Arlington-based nonprofit the Consumer Electronics Association.  

Turns Out Satellites Work Great for Mapping Earthquakes
April 27, 2015
(Wired) - The easiest way to characterize that moving and shaking is with GPS and satellite data, together called geodetic data. That information is already used by earthquake rese...

Researchers Plan to Demonstrate a Wireless Car Hack This Summer
April 27, 2015
(Wired) - At the Black Hat and Defcon security conferences this August, security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have announced they plan to wirelessly hack the digita...

Amazon presses feds to loosen drone regs
April 27, 2015
(The Hill) - Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to loosen its proposed rules for commercial drones to allow the company to use the devices to deliver packages ...

This week in tech: Patriot Act fight begins
April 27, 2015
(The Hill) - House lawmakers are expected to finally unveil legislation to extend expiring provisions of the Patriot Act and reform government surveillance, after snags delayed a plan...

Twitter encourages users to report accounts 'promoting terrorism'
April 27, 2015
(The Hill) - Twitter is updating its internal policy to make clear that users can report people who appear to be promoting terrorist activity, after lawmakers on Capitol Hill raised c...

3-D Microscope Uses Virtual Reality to Let You Explore a Molecule
April 27, 2015
(Next Gov) - In case you ever really wanted to wander around the face of a penny, there’s a new technology on the horizon that may be able to help. Nanotronics Imaging has created a n...

White House Takes Cybersecurity Pitch to Silicon Valley
April 27, 2015
(NY Times) - President Obama’s newly installed defense secretary, Ashton B. Carter, toured Silicon Valley last week to announce a new military strategy for computer conflict, startin...

April 27, 2015
(Washington Post) - Portuguese tech company Tekever is using a special EEG cap to turn a pilot’s brainwaves into commands for a drone. The company hopes the technology could also be used for...

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