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FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Remains Committed to "Connecting Communities"
(Tue - April 26, 2016)
Commissioner Clyburn and DDF Senior Advisor Dave Macklin

Commissioner Clyburn is now serving her second term at the FCC.  She was originally nominated in 2009 by President Barack Obama and was re-nominated in 2013.  Commissioner Clyburn served as Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission from May through November of 2013.

A longtime champion of consumers and a defender of the public interest, Commissioner Clyburn considers every Commission proceeding with an eye toward how it will affect each and every American. She is a strong advocate for enhanced accessibility in communications for disabled citizens, and works closely with representative groups for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Freshman Congressman Will Hurd Makes First Visit to DDF
(Thu - April 21, 2016)
DDF Sponsor Franck Journoud, Oracle, and Rep. Will Hurd

Former CIA agent Rep. Will Hurd recently made his first visit to DDF to talk several topics he sees as priority, including cybersecurity, privacy, and IT procurement reform.

Elected to the House in 2015, the 23rd district of Texas stretches 800 miles from San Antonio to El Paso. Congressman Hurd currently serves on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and chairs its Information Technology Subcommittee. He also sits on the Homeland Security Committee and is the Vice Chair of its Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee.

Chairman Bob Goodlatte Provides Update on Long List of Judiciary Topics
(Wed - April 20, 2016)
DDF Sponsor Randy Dove, HP, and Chairman Goodlatte

Congressman Bob Goodlatte serves as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, the first Virginian to hold that position in 125 years.   He has been an active Member of the Judiciary Committee since arriving in Congress, serving in a variety of leadership positions on the Committee.  He is also a senior member and past chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.

Throughout his tenure in the House, Chairman Goodlatte has been a leading advocate for a number of Internet and high-tech issues including encryption, piracy prevention, anti-counterfeiting, online service provider copyright liability, high speed data access, privacy, digital signatures, Internet tax moratorium, Internet gambling, copyright term extension, H-1B nonimmigrant visas, patent reform, cyber-squatting, Y2K litigation, class action reform, spam and spyware prevention.


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