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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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DJ Patil named first chief data scientist, deputy CTO (Federal Times)

March 1, 2015

Former Defense Department science and technology policy fellow and industry veteran DJ Patil has been named the new deputy federal CTO for data policy and the nation's first chief data scientist for the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

As deputy CTO, Patil will report directly to Federal CTO Megan Smith but will also work closely with the new Federal CIO, Tony Scott, and the U.S. Digital Service, which will be expanding to 25 more agencies this year.

"DJ joins the White House following an incredible career as a data scientist – a term he helped coin," Smith said, announcing the appointment. "As chief data scientist, DJ will help shape policies and practices to help the U.S. remain a leader in technology and innovation, foster partnerships to help responsibly maximize the nation's return on its investment in data and help to recruit and retain the best minds in data science to join us in serving the public."

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(Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices fell over the past year for the first time since 2009 as gasoline prices continued to tumble, which could allow a cautious Federal Reserve more room ...

Net neutrality rules passed by US regulator
February 26, 2015
(BBC News) - New rules on how the internet should be governed have been approved by the Federal Communications Commission. In what is seen as a victory for advocates of net neutrality...

Nasdaq Composite Climbs on Tech Rally While Energy Shares Slump
February 26, 2015
(Bloomberg) - The Nasdaq Composite Index climbed closer to a record amid a rally in technology companies, while a slump in energy shares sent the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index lower. ...

FCC Votes to Allow Municipal Broadband, Overruling Two States’ Laws
February 26, 2015
(Wall Street Journal) - The Federal Communications Commission will allow some cities and towns to set up and expand municipal Internet services, overruling state laws that had been put in place ...

In Greece, Bailout May Hinge on Pursuing Tycoons
February 26, 2015
(New York Times) - For years, Greece has been trying to attack corruption and tax evasion, from the smallest taverna owner to the nation’s most powerful oligarchs. Now, Prime Minister Alexi...

Pentagon, Looking for Edge in the Future, Checks In With Silicon Valley
February 26, 2015
(New York Times) - A small group of high-ranking Pentagon officials made a quiet visit to Silicon Valley in December to solicit national security ideas from start-up firms with little or no...

The Siberian crater saga is more widespread — and scarier — than anyone thought
February 26, 2015
(Washington Post) - Now, however, researchers fear there are more craters than anyone knew — and the repercussions could be huge. Russian scientists have now spotted a total of seven craters...

Prices dip on annual basis; first time in 6 years
February 26, 2015
(USA Today) - Consumer prices in January fell on an annual basis for the first time since 2009 as cheap gasoline continued to suppress inflation....

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