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Pentagon, Looking for Edge in the Future, Checks In With Silicon Valley
(New York Times, February 26, 2015)
Oracle Upgrades Database To Meld Together SQL and NoSQL Worlds
(ITBusinessEdge, February 26, 2015)
3D Robotics Taps Qualcomm For $50M Series C And Mobile Tech
(TechCrunch, February 26, 2015)
Amazon wants delivery trucks to 3D print orders on the move
(IT ProPortal, February 25, 2015)
Google’s AI Is Now Smart Enough to Play Atari Like the Pros
(Wired, February 25, 2015)
Hackers impersonating IT staff popular tactic in data breaches, FireEye finds
(ZDNet, February 24, 2015)
Deutsche Bank signs multibillion dollar outsourcing deal with HP
(ZDNet, February 24, 2015)
Qualcomm, Timex Collaborate on Smartwatch
(NBC San Diego, February 24, 2015)
Google to teach Boys & Girls Clubs to code
(USA Today, February 23, 2015)
‘A living lab': Cisco’s new Canadian HQ is a lesson in smart technology
(Financial Post, February 23, 2015)
Three Months Later, State Department Hasn’t Rooted Out Hackers
(Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2015)
Oracle Launches Oracle Hospitality
(FTN News, February 20, 2015)
Cisco gears up for 'smart' India play
(Business Standard, February 20, 2015)
FCC Sets March Dates for Auction Road Show
(Broadcasting & Cable, February 20, 2015)
ETECSA, IDT reach pact to carry long-distance voice service between U.S. and Cuba
(FierceTelecom, February 20, 2015)

Nebraska's Senator Deb Fischer Talks Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Government Oversight
(Tue - February 10, 2015)
DDF Sponsor Chris Long, Washington Resource Associates, welcomes Senator Fischer to the Forum

Senator Deb Fischer was elected in 2012 and has earned a reputation as a "tenacious advocate" for lower taxes, reduced government spending, and a balanced budget.  In the 114th Congress, Senator Fischer serves on the Armed Services Committee, the Commerce Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently appointed Senator Fischer to serve as a counsel to the Majority Leader in the 114th Congress.  “As a member of the Senate Republican leadership team, Senator Fischer will bring invaluable insight to our conference on issues that affect American families,” Leader McConnell said with the appointment. “She is firmly committed to working on increasing jobs and improving the economy for America’s middle class, and getting the Senate back to work.” 

Senator Fischer recently sat down with DDF to discuss cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and government oversight.  



Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Sepulveda discusses international coordination on internet policy
(Tue - December 16, 2014)
DDF Sponsor Amanda Pedigo, Intuit, and Ambassador Sepulveda

Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB). In this role, Ambassador Sepulveda leads and coordinates the Department’s positions on communications and information policy issues.

Prior to joining the State Department in 2013, Ambassador Sepulveda served as a Senior Advisor to Senator William "Mo" Cowan of Massachusetts. From 2009 to 2012, he served as a Senior Advisor and member of Senator John Kerry’s senior management team, handling the Senator’s extensive commerce, trade, and business portfolio, which included his work as chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet.

Ambassador Sepulveda recently joined the Digital Dialogue Forum to discuss Internet governance, international perspectives on digital policies, his priorities for protecting American interests online, and future developments in these spaces.  



Treasury's Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Mark Mazur Discusses Corporate Tax Reform, Extenders, and Inversions
(Wed - November 12, 2014)
DDF Sponsor Bernie McKay, Intuit, and Assistant Secretary Mazur

President Barack Obama nominated Mark Mazur in November 2011 to serve as the Treasury Department’s Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, and he was confirmed in August 2012. In this role, he is responsible for developing, analyzing, and coordinating Treasury's and the Administration's agenda, policies, and guidance on tax issues.

Assistant Secretary Mazur sat down with DDF to discuss an array of topics and industry priorities including the corporate tax structure and opportunities for reform, tax extenders, and corporate inversion.  



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