Executive Briefings

Voices for Innovation’s Executive Briefings provide weekly updates on technology policy and news, including highlights from Capitol Hill, breaking tech news, clips of relevant articles from traditional and new media, and a roundup of thought leader quotes and tweets.

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Talking with VFI Leader Frank Valdivieso about Franklin Apprenticeships

VFI Advisory Task Force member Frank Valdivieso is busy on several fronts. In addition to being a leading VFI advocate and advisor, he is President of the IAMCP Washington, DC, Chapter and ...

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It’s great to be home in Appleton, Wisconsin. Thank you for the special welcome and the opportunity to share @CarolAnnBrowne's and my book #ToolsAndWeapons with you. https://t.co/AmsnISnNtW

Only two weeks to go! The Congressional App Challenge is accepting applications until Nov. 1 from middle and high school students interested in testing their coding skills and building an app. Tag a mentor, teacher or parent below. #Congress4CS https://t.co/5NelnyXr9I

With the goal of connecting 40 million people by 2020, @Microsoft announces an international expansion of the Airband Initiative. https://t.co/9BXRZx04lc

How can #MsPartners promote diversity and inclusion in the tech sector while helping close the skills gap? Check out VFI leader @frankv104's latest blog to learn more. https://t.co/MGo4LzZVDc

We want to hear from you! What are your thoughts on the latest weekly Executive Briefing? Catch up on current tech policy highlights and updates from the campaign trail. https://t.co/KLR067aGcW

As you prepare for next week, get up to date on the Voices for Innovation blog, including VFI leader Bill Hole's recent article on the importance of K-12 #STEM and computer science education. #MSPartner https://t.co/sGnbnLw275

VFI leader Bill Hole recently organized a tour of the Microsoft headquarters for a delegation of #STEM focused educators. Read about his experience in the latest VFI blog. https://t.co/wzJJFsRWxU #MSPartner

A new report on voting booth vulnerabilities asks "How secure is your vote?" As we head into the 2020 election, what are your voting security concerns? https://t.co/wTzwkt7FJ3

Calling all student coders! The Congressional App Challenge application deadline is less than one month away. Middle school and high school students interested in STEM and coding are eligible to apply. Spread the word using hashtag #Congress4CS https://t.co/5NelnyXr9I

In a letter to lawmakers on Thursday, more than three dozen technology trade associations, companies, research organizations, and individuals called for alternatives to legislation that bans #Facial Recognition technology. https://t.co/gZFGzAumnk

Happy Birthday to us! We're 1! What an amazing year of #growth, #community, #laughter, #tears, #fun, #work, #inspiration, #volunteerism, #friendship, #networking, #awareness, #conversations, #hugs, #high-fives, #virtualcoffees & #champagne! What's been the best part for you?


We are one week away from my Rural Broadband Field Hearing with @FCC Commissioner @GeoffreyStarks. Do you have questions about rural broadband? Do you want to know more about expanding access to affordable high speed internet in #NY19? RSVP here: https://t.co/3VYQcTOGSQ

It's here! Our latest Executive Briefing has all of the top tech policy updates and news headlines. https://t.co/sbi9xcBArO

Every Friday, we publish a new Executive Briefing, a news roundup of the top headlines on #RuralBroadband, election security, facial recognition, and more! Join our community today to have it sent to you each Friday. https://t.co/B0uSTAJRtF

Announcing the 2019 State of Computer Science Education report, a landmark study of CS education in all 50 states (plus D.C.). The research is clear: states that pass CS policies see a correlated improvement in gender diversity in CS classrooms! More here: https://t.co/0dEDzslnNx

“Smith’s book is not the typical vanity project churned out by so many Fortune 500 leaders.”

Read what @RollingStone and more publications are saying about Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne’s #ToolsAndWeapons: https://t.co/4BlaPr18XB

#ICYMI: Last month, the Cybersecurity Tech Accord hosted a webinar on "Building A Modern, Scalable, and Effective Application Security Program." You can check out the recording at https://t.co/OIteOvGAMa

Microsoft and @nxlink are partnering to close the broadband gap in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma & Texas by bringing high-speed internet to 9 million people across the states: https://t.co/RfMWPEb6pe

#Airband #broadband

More and more women are taking AP Computer Science exams - encouraging data that shows progress being made in high school #CSEd gender disparities. Read more on @Medium https://t.co/NjKNLzZBWJ

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