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Hewlett-Packard Designates Printing A First-Class IoT Security Platform
(Forbes, September 29, 2014)
Oracle continues to bolster cloud stack, starting at database level
(ZDNet, September 29, 2014)
Akamai Cloudlets Simplify Delivery of Multiscreen Web Experiences
(eWeek.com, September 29, 2014)
AOL, Publicis Group Expand Partnership Into Programmatic Video
(Ad Week, September 29, 2014)
Cisco pumping $1 billion more into Intercloud
(Network World, September 29, 2014)
FCC to explore wireless operations above 24 GHz, presaging '5G' networks
(Fierce Wireless, September 29, 2014)
U.S. consumer sentiment ends at 14-month high in September
(Reuters, September 26, 2014)
Companies’ Worst Hacking Threat May Be Their Own Workers
(Bloomberg, September 26, 2014)
China Uncovers Almost $10 Billion in Fraudulent Trade-Financing Deals
(Wall Street Journal, September 26, 2014)
Cloud will be key for Oracle at OpenWorld
(Info World, September 26, 2014)
Google and Microsoft want to put Brazil's favelas on the map
(engadget, September 26, 2014)
Autodesk CTO Reveals Details of Their Spark 3D Printing Platform & Printer
(3Dprint.com, September 26, 2014)
Laya Healthcare selects FireEye to thwart unauthorised access to networks
(Computing, September 26, 2014)
Low Power TV Digital Transition On FCC Agenda
(Broadcasting & Cable, September 26, 2014)
Shellshock: 'Deadly serious' new vulnerability found
(BBC News, September 25, 2014)

Rising Star Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Is a Glass Half Full Kind of Guy
(Thu - September 11, 2014)
DDF Senior Advisor Dave Macklin and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries was elected in 2012 to represent the newly-redrawn Eighth Congressional District of New York, which is anchored in Brooklyn and also contains parts of Southwest Queens. 

The congressman is a member of both the Judiciary and Budget Committees.  On Judiciary he serves on the Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet as well as the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law.

One of the congressman’s top priorities is the protection of intellectual property rights.  In 2013, Congressman Jeffries along with Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) introduced the Patent Litigation and Innovation Act of 2013 (H.R. 2639) to curb patent trolling.  

Congressman Jeffries recently met with DDF to engage in a dialogue on patent and intellectual property rights reform. 

Chairman Fred Upton Looks Forward to the 114th Congress
(Wed - July 23, 2014)
Chairman Upton is welcomed back to the Forum by Franck Journoud and Joel Hinzman, both with DDF Sponsor Oracle

Congressman Fred Upton was elected in 1987 to represent Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District, which is located along Lake Michigan in the southwestern corner of the state.

In 2011 Congressman Upton was elected by his colleagues to serve as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. As chairman, he has worked to increase the deployment of telecommunications services to every American household. He has fought to ensure that free speech and private innovation remain the hallmarks of this industry by opposing needless regulation. Congressman Upton’s other technology priorities include spectrum reform and keeping the Internet tax-free.

The chairman recently met with DDF to discuss a range of issues before the Energy and Commerce Committee, including: spectrum, a potential update to the Telecommunications Act, Internet governance, immigration reform, cybersecurity, and patent reform.  

Congressman Erik Paulsen Discusses Ways and Means Priorities
(Tue - July 15, 2014)
Rep. Paulsen and DDF Sponsor Melissa Netram, Intuit

Congressman Erik Paulsen is currently serving his third term representing Minnesota’s Third Congressional District.  Congressman Paulsen is a member of the Ways & Means Committee, where he serves on the Subcommittee on Oversight and the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures.   He also serves as a Member of the Joint Economic Committee. 

Congressman Paulsen has committed his time in Congress to growing the U.S. economy and advancing pro-growth initiatives.  Earlier this year he launched and currently co-chairs the bipartisan Congressional Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Caucus. 

The congressman recently sat down with DDF members to discuss TTIP and other trade priorities, tax reform, and immigration reform.  

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