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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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Connect 34 million Americans to telemedicine, education, and employment opportunities. Write your representative today in support of #TVWhiteSpace. https://t.co/bRo4yt2dRC

#MSInspire may be over, but we're just getting started. Become a Voices for Innovation member and enjoy opportunities for advocacy year-round. https://t.co/PrwV6btNjn

Thanks @IAMCPUS and @vfiorg leaders at #MSInspire for sharing how innovation and public policy work together to empower people everywhere.

Thank you to everyone we met and all the VFI leaders we saw again at #MSInspire! Together, we'll change public policy for the better.

Join us NOW at #MSInspire Theater 7 for #MSPartner @RyanRisley's talk on #TVWS and how to get involved in connecting millions more to broadband

Wondering what #TVWhiteSpace is all about? Check out Ryan Risley's presentation on why YOU should be an advocate. His session starts at 4:00 PM in Theater 7. #MSPartner

Are you near the Community Hub at #MSInspire? Drop what you're doing and head over to #MSPartner @ladygwenavear's presentation on Multi-Stream Marketing in the Marketing/Social Selling Lounge, starting at 3:00 PM!

Find our #MSInspire booth and raise your voice as a #MSPartner for 21st-century technology policy!

VFI leader @meetdux is leading a great #MSPartner talk on accelerating business with @Microsoft #AI at #MSInspire


Thanks @BradSmi and VFI leaders @marianbreeze @RyanRisley @jcnicolau @STILLTITU @goldstein_jeff @DebPfundstein

If you’re a #MSPartner at #MSInspire, please visit our Gold Sponsor @vfiorg in the Community Hub to learn about becoming an advocate for public policies that drive tech innovation and business growth. @IAMCPorg @IAMCPUS #VoicesForInnovation #IAMCPInspire @MSPartner @Microsoft

Voices for Innovation is proud to celebrate #MSPartner #IAMCPWIT leaders at #MSInspire! Thanks to Sharan and Carol-Lynn for leading a great talk

Thank you to our #MSInspire Gold Sponsor @vfiorg. Please stop by VFI’s Booth PN23 in the Community Hub to get involved in tech policy advocacy. https://t.co/G1TxSGn8SX #IAMCP #IAMCPInspire @Microsoft #MSPartner @MSPartner

Don't miss @carollynngrow and @sharanhilde's #MSInspire session on women + tech advocacy! Their presentation starts at 2:00 PM in the Diversity & Inclusion Lounge. #MSPartner

Ryan Risley's discussion on changing tech policy while growing your #business starts in 20 minutes at #MSInspire in Theater 7. See you there! #MSPartner

Join @CarolLynnGrow & @sharanhilde present on How Women Can Develop Leadership Roles in Their Communities 7/17 @ 2pm MBCC South, Level 1 – Community Hub – Diversity Lounge #MSInspire @IAMCPWit @vfiorg @IAMCP @MSPartner https://t.co/NtXgAKx8Dx

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:

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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. (...)

Computer Science Education

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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