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New bill looks to NIST, FTC for cyber hygiene
(Federal Computer Week, October 02, 2015)
House Committee Mandates New Cyber Strategy
(Next Gov, October 02, 2015)

Freshman Senator Mike Rounds Wants To Hear From Industry
(Tue - September 15, 2015)

Senator Mike Rounds was elected in November 2014 and he currently serves on four committees: Armed Services; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Veterans’ Affairs; and Environment and Public Works. He serves as the Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight.

Senator Rounds previously served as the 31st governor of South Dakota from 2003 – 2011. From 1991 to 2000, he was elected five times to the South Dakota State Senate. In 1995, his colleagues selected him to serve as Senate Majority Leader, a position that he held for six years. He is a former President of the Council of State Governments and Chairman of the Western Governors Association.

The senator recently sat down with DDF to learn more about industry priorities and to urge industry to get more involved in educating Members, their staff, and the public about important policy issues.  

CJS Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Culberson Shares His Enthusiasm For Tech
(Fri - July 24, 2015)
Rep. Culberson (left) and DDF Sponsor Joel Hinzman, Oracle

Congressman John Culberson currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee and was selected in November 2014 to chair the Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Subcommittee. The congressman also serves on the Appropriations Subcommittees on Homeland Security and Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development.

As a long-time space-enthusiast and NASA advocate, one of Congressman Culberson’s top priorities is to see NASA return to its core mission of scientific research so that America remains the world-leader in space exploration. He is also a zealous advocate for increasing national investment in medical and scientific research, and recognizes that breakthroughs in these areas are vital to the economic and technological challenges we face in the 21st century.

Congressman Culberson recently sat down with DDF and said he was very eager to make connections with industry.  

House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions Discusses Patent Reform, Data Breach
(Wed - July 22, 2015)
DDF Sponsor Randy Dove, HP, welcomes Chairman Sessions (right)

House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions was first elected in 1996 to represent the northeastern suburbs of Dallas.  The congressman was appointed chairman in 2013.  He is also a member of the House Republican Steering Committee, the House Republican Policy Committee, and the House Republican Study Committee.  From 2008-2012, he served as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Chairman Sessions recently sat down with DDF to discuss many of his priorities and to listen to industry concerns.  

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