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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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Hour of Code 2018 is Fast Approaching—Sign Up to Volunteer

Hour of Code™ 2018 is just a few weeks away—running from December 3-9. We strongly encourage VFI members to volunteer to host an Hour of Code session in their community—at a school, ...

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#ICYMI: @Microsoft is proud to be one of the 370 signatories of The Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace - an effort launched to protect and defend against threats to digital infrastructure. Read more: https://t.co/r4KBbTJrmN

The #AI space is constantly growing, changing, and making breakthroughs. There is endless room for innovation. Check out this @BrookingsInst blog for more: https://t.co/cfPG9dFGCo

U.S. officials and monitoring firms confirmed that they "hadn’t observed any significant efforts to directly breach election infrastructure" during the midterms last Tuesday. The @WSJ has more: https://t.co/bxPDnrXtro

The Voices for Innovation community is committed to raising awareness about the importance of #CSEd. Learn why from VFI leader Bill Hole: https://t.co/8U5tr1qwOt

#ICYMI: this year's #HourOfCode is quickly approaching! Get all the information you need to participate or to host a coding session in your community at: https://t.co/lfQKEldNSf

Joining the Voices for Innovation community strengthens your business, network, and advocacy skills, and provides the inside scoop on the latest tech policy news and analysis. Sign up today: https://t.co/NMbCXShtkL

Wind down your week by catching up on all of the top #tech policy, #CSEd, cybersecurity, and #TVWhiteSpace headlines here: https://t.co/41WPekwR6f

#DYK we are only a month away from 2018's #HourOfCode, running from December 3-9. Learn more and sign up today to host an Hour of Code session in your community. https://t.co/lfQKEldNSf

WATCH: CEO of Tech Cumulus, Lacy Finley, explains how expanding broadband access can keep salaries within rural communities. https://t.co/Xl1HjwZFUl

#ICYMI: Wisconsin is planning on fighting the digital divide head-on and #TVWhiteSpace is part of their roadmap forward. Read more via @TheCountryToday: https://t.co/7eGmbAMesv

Sartori Elementary is "exposing 550 students to STEM-related fields that are suffering from a job skills gap." #CSEd initiatives like this one are a great way to ensure today's students are prepared for an ever-changing tech job market! https://t.co/SyJjkEt5Hf

#ICYMI: this important blog from Microsoft President, @BradSmi, discusses Microsoft's stance on the future of #AI and the U.S. military. Read more: https://t.co/PbzsoNBe75

Are you a business leader interested in taking action on the #tech policy issues that matter to you? The Voices for Innovation community may be the place for you! Learn more and join today: https://t.co/PrwV6btNjn

#TVWhiteSpace, cybersecurity, #CSEd, tech policy, you name it! We have the latest updates on all of those and more in this week's Executive Briefing: https://t.co/41WPekwR6f

#DYK that research from the FCC shows Montana has some of the worst internet connectivity in the US? #TVWhiteSpace could help change that. https://t.co/Eqa6bumsnE

Microsoft President @BradSmi pens a thoughtful @MSFTissues piece about supporting our military with the best available tech, and engaging in constructive discussions about the future of #AI.

For rural residents in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, #TVWhiteSpace "has overcome... barriers and enables reliable and affordable broadband access for nearly 100 households." https://t.co/nLGovfgypu

Out of the loop? We've got you covered! Read this week's Executive Briefing to catch up on all things #tech policy. https://t.co/41WPekwR6f

#TVWhiteSpace is taking strides to help bridge the digital divide, not just in the United States, but around the world! https://t.co/8sSUziX8zV

#ICYMI, Microsoft President @BradSmi recently highlighted how AI can improve our everyday lives. Catch the highlights from his speech at the RISE Conference: https://t.co/uE08j60TQX

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