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Feds pick first CEO for HealthCare.gov
(The Hill, August 26, 2014)
Formula E 2014: BMW, Qualcomm Join Up To Implement Wireless Charging Pace Cars To Electric Car Race Series
(International Business Times, August 26, 2014)
Report: AT&T's DirecTV Bid Nears Approval
(Fox Business, August 26, 2014)
CA Technologies Expo 2014: Custom-built apps fundamental to business success
(ARNnet News Australia, August 26, 2014)
Jive deepens integration with Cisco's WebEx and Jabber
(PC World, August 26, 2014)
FCC Names New CTO
(Broadcasting & Cable, August 26, 2014)
US wireless users may get to share military spectrum
(Computer World, August 26, 2014)
Governor Pushes for More Emphasis on Computer Programming in Georgia
(Government Technology, August 26, 2014)
VA to Kick Off Hunt For New Patient Scheduling System Next Month
(Next Gov, August 26, 2014)
RFP officially begins DoD effort to modernize electronic health records
(Federal News Radio, August 26, 2014)
Here’s how to track terrorists on Google Earth
(Washington Post, August 26, 2014)
Cybersecurity's hiring crisis: A troubling trajectory
(ZDNet, August 25, 2014)
HTC, Qualcomm confirm 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC in upcoming Desire 820
(Tech2, August 25, 2014)
Google launches Slides app, adds mobile Office editing features
(ZDNet, August 25, 2014)
GoDaddy Acquires Email Marketing Company Mad Mimi
(CRM, August 25, 2014)

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.  

Commissioner O'Rielly Enjoys Visit with Friends in DDF Return
(Wed - June 25, 2014)
FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly and DDF Sponsor John Kuzin, Qualcomm

Michael O’Rielly was nominated for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission by President Barack Obama on August 1, 2013 and was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on October 29, 2013. He was sworn into office on November 4, 2013.

Prior to joining the agency, Commissioner O’Rielly served as a Policy Advisor in the Office of the Senate Republican Whip, led by U.S. Senator John Cornyn. He worked in the Republican Whip’s Office as an advisor from 2010 to 2012 and Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director from 2012 to 2013 for U.S. Senator Jon Kyl.  He previously worked for the Republican Policy Committee in the U.S. Senate as a Policy Analyst for banking, technology, transportation, trade, and commerce issues from 2009 to 2010.  Prior to this, Commissioner O’Rielly worked in the Office of U.S. Senator John Sununu, as Legislative Director from 2007 to 2009, and Senior Legislative Assistant from 2003 to 2007.  Before his tenure as a Senate staffer, he served as a Professional Staff Member on the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the United States House of Representatives from 1998 to 2003.

Commissioner O’Rielly recently joined DDF for his first meeting as a featured speaker, but he is no stranger to the Forum, having attended previous events with his former boss Senator John Sununu (R-NH).  “I feel like I am among old friends here,” the commissioner stated.  “I have worked with almost all of you over the years.”

Commissioner O’Rielly covered a range of topics before the FCC including net neutrality, incentive auctions, E-rate, wireless 911, Internet governance, and cybersecurity.  

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