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Google's driverless cars designed to exceed speed limit
(BBC News, August 19, 2014)
Apple iPhone 6 Rumored To Sport Faster Qualcomm MDM9625 LTE Modem with LTE-Advanced Support
(International Business Times, August 19, 2014)
AT&T to deliver all-fiber infrastructure to Jacksonville
(WJXT Jacksonville, August 19, 2014)
Samsung acquires HVAC sales firm Quietside
(ZDNet, August 19, 2014)
Visa, CcHub launch mobile apps to deepen Nigeria’s financial literacy
(Business Day, August 19, 2014)
Doyle, Markey Push For Muni Broadband Preemption
(Broadcasting & Cable, August 19, 2014)
Oracle unveils 32-core SPARC M7 super chip
(TechRadar, August 18, 2014)
Qualcomm Life Partners With ResMed, CareCentrix
(eWeek.com, August 18, 2014)
AT&T Incubates Technology to Connect Devices
(Re/code, August 18, 2014)
Google buys neural network city guide creator Jetpac
(The Guardian, August 18, 2014)
Yahoo to buy Israeli startup for over $15 m.
(Times of Israel, August 18, 2014)
Sprint, SoftBank partner with Sharp for low-cost phones, starting with Sharp Aquos Crystal
(FierceTelecom, August 18, 2014)
GSA's In-House Innovators Help Agencies Rethink Software Design
(Government Technology, August 18, 2014)
Cloud Computing Will Be Used by 78 Percent of Small Businesses in 2020
(Web Host Industry Review, August 15, 2014)
Qualcomm next-generation 64-bit Snapdragon chipsets detailed
(Know Your Mobile, August 15, 2014)

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.  

Rep. Jim Langevin Discusses the Cyber Landscape
(Tue - June 24, 2014)
DDF Sponsor Franck Journoud, Oracle, and Rep. Langevin

First elected to the House in 2000, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI-2) is a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, where he is Ranking Member on the Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee.  He is also serving in his fourth term on the Intelligence Committee and serves on the Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence. As part of the Democratic Leadership team, Rep. Langevin serves as both a Democratic Regional Whip for New England and a member of House Minority Senior Whip Team.

Securing our nation’s infrastructure against a cyber attack is a top priority for the congressman.  As the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the bipartisan House Cyber Security Caucus, he is a leader in raising awareness of cyber security issues among his congressional colleagues and the public.

Rep. Langevin recently made a return visit to the Forum to provide an update on his priorities and to engage in a discussion on cyber security, surveillance reform, and other growing security concerns around the world. 

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