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Obama announces US to open Cuban embassy on July 20
(The Hill, July 01, 2015)
The clock runs out on Ex-Im
(The Hill, June 30, 2015)
EU Backs Diluted Form of Net Neutrality Law
(Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2015)
Washington Post starts to automatically encrypt part of Web site for visitors
(Washington Post, June 30, 2015)
How Fast Internet Affects Home Prices
(Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2015)
Obama signs trade bills into law, says tough battle still ahead
(Reuters, June 29, 2015)
OPM May Announce Size of Second Data Breach Next Week
(National Journal, June 29, 2015)
FITARA will change how agencies buy software
(fedscoop, June 29, 2015)
U.S. Office of Personnel Management to suspend IT system after hack
(Reuters, June 29, 2015)
Singapore teaches kids to form start-ups
(USA Today, June 29, 2015)

Freshman Northern Virgina Rep. Barbara Comstock Begins a Dialogue With DDF
(Thu - June 25, 2015)
DDF Sponsor Franck Journoud, Oracle, welcomes Rep. Comstock on her first DDF visit

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock was elected in November 2014 to represent Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, which includes Loudoun County, Clarke County, Frederick County, and parts of Fairfax County and Prince William County, as well as the Cities of Winchester, Manassas Park, and Manassas City. 

The congresswoman currently serves on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, where she was appointed Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.  She is also a member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and the House Administration Committee.    

From 2010 to 2015, Congresswoman Comstock served in the Virginia House of Delegates.  While in Richmond, she served as Chairwoman of the Science and Technology Committee and also sat on the Commerce & Labor Committee and the Transportation Committee. 

Congresswoman Comstock recently sat down with DDF to begin a dialogue on issues of importance to industry and the congresswoman’s Northern Virginia district.  

"Mr. Trade" Rep. Kevin Brady Provides An Update On Ways and Means Priorities
(Tue - June 16, 2015)
DDF Sponsor Randy Dove, HP, greets Rep. Brady (right) on his return to DDF

Congressman Kevin Brady holds several key leadership posts in the 114th Congress, including Deputy Whip and Vice Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee. He is also a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee, where he serves as chairman of the Health Subcommittee and is also a member of the Trade Subcommittee and the Social Security Subcommittee.

Until 2013, Congressman Brady was the leader of the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, and he led the successful effort to pass new trade agreements with Panama, South Korea and Colombia.  He also served as the White House point man on the successful passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement.

Known as “Mr. Trade” to many on the Hill, Congressman Brady discussed details of the trade negotiations with DDF in addition to sharing his thoughts on tax reform and healthcare.  

New Jersey Congressman Leonard Lance Joins DDF
(Thu - May 14, 2015)
Rep. Lance (right) is joined by DDF Sponsor Mark Tomb, HP

With a long and distinguished career in public service, Congressman Leonard Lance is currently serving in his 4th term representing New Jersey’s 7th Congressional  District. Congressman Lance serves on the Energy & Commerce Committee, where he is Vice Chair of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee.  He also sits on the Communications and Technology subcommittee; and the Health subcommittee.  Previously, the congressman was a member of the Financial Services Committee.

Prior to coming to Washington, Congressman Lance was the Minority Leader in the New Jersey State Senate.  Before that, he served in the General Assembly, where he chaired the Budget Committee.

Congressman Lance recently made his first DDF visit, engaging DDF members in an interactive dialogue and seeking industry input and insights.  

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