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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 21, 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.  

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