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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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VFI Members Highlighted in #TechForGood Video

Voices for Innovation (VFI) and some of our great members had the honor of being highlighted at the 2022 Microsoft Inspire conference in a #TechForGood video. The video provides just a few ...

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The #FIFAWorldCup is underway and #technology is playing a tremendous role in the action as officials rely on sophisticated tools to control almost every aspect of the games. Read more about how #tech is shaping the biggest event in sports: http://bit.ly/3Xnezj3

#Ransomware attacks on Ukrainian and Polish transportation and logistics organizations last month were very likely caused by Russian military-linked hackers, according to @Microsoft. Learn more: https://cnn.it/3AyAev4

The @nytimes has launched a new podcast, Hard Fork, that explores the latest in the rapidly changing world of #tech. Listen here: http://bit.ly/3gvGqwN

News incoming! New #InternetForAll investments are headed to Georgia communities, via @ajc:


Read Chairwoman @JRosenworcelFCC’s new note, “The New Broadband Maps Are Finally Here.” #FCCMaps #BroadbandForAll #DigitalInclusion https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/notes/2022/11/18/new-broadband-maps-are-finally-here

Insights from @techreview explore how humans might use #AI and #MachineLearning to feed the world. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3EC0k1t

Members of Congress are pushing to roll the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) and the Children and Teens Online Privacy Protection Act into big year-end legislation. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3EjnYPQ

Congress directed the Biden administration to create a plan to keep the economy functioning in the event of a national-level #cyberattack almost two years ago, but where is it? Read more in the @WashingtonPost. http://bit.ly/3XnC5wu

An added $15.7 billion in #broadband funds in Kansas will be used to connect more than 1,900 homes, businesses, healthcare facilities, and schools to reliable internet. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3TsP1xM

New York challenged the @FCC's #broadband maps to help better locate areas that are unserved or underserved. Read more: https://bit.ly/3EfXrEr

.@NSAgov alongside @CISAgov released guidance for the security responsibilities of software suppliers. Read more about the release: https://bit.ly/3DSjU9i

The @FCC has proposed rulemaking requiring emergency alert system participants to disclose #cyber breaches within 72 hours of discovery. Learn more about the attempt to strengthen #cybersecurity: https://bit.ly/3Tm7GeD

Native American communities don't want to rely on third parties for technology solutions — they want to create their own. Here's how they plan to do so: https://bit.ly/3NShOdW

#Ransomware is especially detrimental to hospital chains as it causes trickle-down damage to patient care across the country. Learn more: https://nbcnews.to/3UoHK3o

‼️Breaking News‼️ We will unveil a pre-production draft of new broadband maps on November 18. #FCCMaps #BroadbandForAll https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-release-new-broadband-maps-november-18

Two-thirds of #broadband expansion funding is dedicated to encouraging better hiring and retention practices for women and people of color, a group severely underrepresented in the field. Learn more about these #equity efforts: https://bit.ly/3UoNfyx

According to @DHSgov, the Cyber Safety Review Board is working to issue a second report making actionable #cybersecurity recommendations to government, industry and academia. Read more: https://bit.ly/3h7v7Lk

The @WhiteHouse is bringing together dozens of nations for a two-day summit exploring how best to combat #ransomware attacks. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3UHz08r

.@Microsoft has had a big role in helping Ukraine with data migration on the Microsoft cloud in Europe and has helped protect its digital infrastructure. Learn more about the organization's efforts: https://bit.ly/3sYzNpv

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