Executive Briefings

Voices for Innovation’s Executive Briefings provide weekly updates on technology policy & 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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VFI Leader Bill Hole Highlights Industry and Advocacy at Regional STEM Summit

On June 28, dozens of educators, administrators, and business leaders gathered at Cavelero Mid High School in Lake Stevens, Washington—northeast of Seattle—for a Regional STEM Summit. VFI leader and STEM advocate Bill ...

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This afternoon, #MSPartner Ryan Risley of @Wipfli_LLP will present on community impact + alliances with @Microsoft at 12:00 PM in Theater 7.

"We will stand up and fight for the rights of people to have their privacy protected."
At #MSInspire, @BradSmi describes the 6 principles we are willing to fight to defend:

Start the second day of #MSInspire off strong by attending #MSPartner @ladygwenavear's session on teaching kids to code in Theater 7 this afternoon from 3:30-3:50 PM!

The Sunday #IAMCPInspire Speakeasy Party at @aureolelasvegas at the @MandalayBay is from 7:30-10:30pm TONIGHT! #ConfBadgeRequired I Love @BitTitan (password) @vfiorg @ClickDimensions @comcastbusiness @CrayonIT @CrossmatchTech @IdentityMaestro #MSPartner @MSPartner

#MSinspire is underway! #IAMCP membership meeting includes many #MSPartner Voices for Innovation Advisor Task Force leaders. Hear their stories at our booth this week!

Today's the first day of Microsoft Inspire! Be sure to stop by our booth PN23 in Community Hub to learn more about Voices for Innovation and take action on TV White Spaces.

What would Judge Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court mean for #tech issues? Get the background from @alfredwkng at @CNET. https://t.co/fZnUUEW0Po

Don't fall behind on the latest #tech news. Read our Executive Briefing here: https://t.co/41WPekwR6f

Join the Microsoft Inspire 2018 conversation now! Follow the event hashtag #msinspire for updates, announcements, behind the scenes, and more.

.@vfiorg the @Microsoft-supported community of tech pros/Americans who work to shape public policies for our 21st century digital economy/society is an #IAMCPInspire Gold Sponsor + #STEMScholarship Sponsor. Learn more about #VoicesForInnovation https://t.co/G1TxSG5xun #MSInspire

My FY18 MS Year in Review; @vfiorg Fly In DC; playing a small part discussing merits of the #CloudAct, which would end up passing, whether they supported the act or not.Menendez, Pallone & Booker staffs rolled out the red carpet! #MSPartners get involved! https://t.co/2qdOVf8Lf4

Voices for Innovation leaders will be talking about advocacy, #TVWhiteSpace, and women in technology at Microsoft Inspire. Join us! https://t.co/9TdUg4cNxQ

IAMCP #ExecutiveRoundtables at @Microsoft #Inspire2018 – A Few Spots Available: https://t.co/Du6rUbo997. ACT FAST! (Only #IAMCP members can attend) @IAMCPorg @IAMCPus #MSPartner @MSPartner #IAMCPInspire #MSInspire

Mark your calendars - VFI leader @ladygwenavear will be speaking at #MSInspire!

In 2018, no one should have to live, work, or teach in an area without sufficient broadband internet access. #TVWhiteSpace could connect millions of Americans - learn how and take action. https://t.co/bRo4yt2dRC

Voices for Innovation members build valuable relationships with their representatives. Read all about @jcnicolau of @ZLanPartners' meeting with U.S. Representative Peter Roskam on our blog. https://t.co/vhxPr5ZVSl

Skilled talent is crucial to technology companies, says VFI member @sharanhilde. Learn why: https://t.co/5M2Z6uO56x

ICYMI, Microsoft's cloud services are 93% more energy efficient than traditional enterprise data centers. Read more via @fastcompany: https://t.co/tXjfTjrJvn

U.S. Lounge, #IAMCP booth and @vfiorg booth --- good places to connect and learn. See you there. #Archive360 https://t.co/7U8s46ZTfP

Microsoft Inspire is only two weeks away! If you're a #MSPartner attending the conference, we want to hear from you. RSVP here → https://t.co/9TdUg4cNxQ

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Data Privacy

Update: April 2018 On March 23, 2018, after a multi-year advocacy effort, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the “CLOUD Act”) was signed into law as part of omnibus legislation. Passage of the CLOUD Act represents a milestone for digital privacy. (...)

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The United States leads the world in technology innovation, but our leadership is jeopardized by insufficient support for computer science education in our nation’s K-12 schools. Today, even as our economy is increasingly driven by information technology, only one of four K-12 schools (...)


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