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DoD’s share of the OPM data breach: $132 million
(Federal News Radio, August 26, 2015)
A court just made it easier for the government to sue companies for getting hacked
(Washington Post, August 26, 2015)
Cell Carriers Battle for Wi-Fi Airwaves
(Wall Street Journal, August 25, 2015)
USPS Official: First Priority With Internet of Things Is Cost Cutting
(Next Gov, August 25, 2015)
USPS Official: First Priority With Internet of Things Is Cost Cutting
(Next Gov, August 25, 2015)
Wireless group wants more mock auctions before spectrum sale
(The Hill, August 25, 2015)
FTC has power to police cyber security: appeals court
(Reuters, August 24, 2015)

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.  



Freshman Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) Begins a Dialogue With Industry at DDF
(Wed - July 15, 2015)
From left to right:  Deputy Chief of Staff Tyler Grassmeyer, DDF Sponsor and HP Executive Director of Global Government Affairs Randy Dove, Senator Ben Sasse

Senator Ben Sasse was elected in a landslide victory in November 2014.  He has been appointed to serve on the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; the Joint Economic Committee; and the Special Committee on Aging.

A historian by training, Senator Sasse comes to the Senate having spent the last five years as a college president. When he was recruited to take over the failing Midland University, the senator was just 37 years old, making him one of the youngest college presidents in the nation. The 130-year-old Lutheran college was on the verge of bankruptcy when he arrived, but became one of the fastest-growing higher education institutions in the country by the time of his departure.

The senator also worked previously in Washington at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice, as well as on Capitol Hill as Chief of Staff for Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE).

Most of Senator Sasse’s career has been spent guiding companies and institutions through times of crisis. He has worked with the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey and Company, as well as private equity firms and not-for-profit organizations, to tackle failing strategies across a broad array of sectors and nations.

Senator Sasse recently joined DDF for a brief conversation that was cut short by votes.  He said he was so “nerdily interested in learning from [DDF member companies],” that he has already scheduled a follow up lunch for October 7, 2015. 



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