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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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.@WSUTriCities educators are taking important steps to bolster #CSEd potential in K-12 programs. Learn more about their strides in computer science program expansion: https://t.co/oYKdIf5FgI

All the #techpolicy, #TVWhiteSpace, and #cybersecurity news you need in one, easy-to-skim spot. Check out our latest Executive Briefing:
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Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month? This #CyberSecMonth, check out what Microsoft is doing to fight tech fraud: https://t.co/fHT02IZMPy

Ultimate Guide to Partnering #49, A Cloud for Global Good outlines a series of initiative and recommendations around a trusted, responsible and inclusive cloud - with Owen Larter @OCLartner, @Microsoft Government Affairs. @VFIorg #MSPartner https://t.co/Cn99xhhQiK

Make an impact on #techpolicy. Join our community today to advocate for the policies that matter to you and your business. #MSPartner https://t.co/PrwV6btNjn

ICYMI: find the latest updates on tech policy, #TVWhiteSpace, and data privacy in this week's Executive Briefing. https://t.co/41WPekwR6f

We need to protect the people, organizations, and societies who depend on the digital world. You can help by joining the Digital Peace Now movement. #StopCyberwarfare
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How can we get women more involved in the tech community? @LawToolBox co-owner, @CarolLynnGrow, thinks it starts with #CSEd. Watch for more: https://t.co/ozdk5khNm1

Joining the Voices for Innovation community will help you become a 21st-century leader and a tech policy advocate. Join today at https://t.co/PrwV6btNjn

#CSEd is essential for success in the 21st-century job market. Learn more reasons why VFI leader Bill Hole advocates for STEM and computer science education in his community. https://t.co/8U5tr1qwOt

You can help protect the world's digital citizens. Learn how by joining Microsoft's Digital Peace Now movement today: https://t.co/1ascqio7EF

"We need to act, and we need to act soon." Check out why VFI Member @ladygwenavear urges Congress to act on #tech policy: https://t.co/TZrRlnTh4n

The results are in: 72% of Americans think that Congress needs to be doing more to connect rural communities to broadband. Read more about the poll, the digital divide, and #TVWhiteSpace here: https://t.co/mbDPXj56ZM

Join Voices for Innovation, a network of thousands of professionals all working to change #tech policy for the better. Learn more: https://t.co/PrwV6btNjn

Looking for an opportunity to speak up for the millions of Americans without fast, affordable broadband? Send a letter to Congress today! We've made it easy: https://t.co/bRo4yt2dRC

Our Executive Briefing + 10 minutes of your time = the knowledge you need to thrive as a #MSPartner. https://t.co/41WPekwR6f

VFI is a proud advocate for #CSEd programs in K-12. To learn more about why Computer Science Education is so important, visit: https://t.co/LIw8cHkp1M

Looking for a way to get involved with #TVWhiteSpace? Our Action Center has made it easy to write to Congress. Learn more: https://t.co/adzKVUAZgw

What is the number one challenge the tech industry faces today? @CarolLynnGrow of @LawToolBox says it's trust in the cloud. Watch to learn more: https://t.co/PveU870DXr

Are you a #tech professional working to shape public policies for the digital economy? Join our community here: https://t.co/PrwV6btNjn

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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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