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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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#AI can help us do good. It can help us create better policy, combat climate change, and spur global development in new and exciting ways. This report from @BrookingsInst is worth a read. https://t.co/vwOgHpqd4g

Increasing access to #TVWhiteSpace technology can help ensure all Americans have access to health services. Learn how: https://t.co/wEokQUqgzu

.@DHSgov is rebranding the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency. Learn more: https://t.co/dn5mKdwMCu

Hour of Code helps raise awareness about the need to increase access to #CSEd in our schools. Learn more about this year's event and sign up to host your own at https://t.co/lfQKEldNSf

U.S. security officials and social media firms reported only a limited amount of deliberate disinformation surrounding the midterm elections. Learn more via @WSJ: https://t.co/bxPDnrXtro

The #networking and development opportunities that the Voices for Innovation community offers will help you become a 21st-century leader and a #tech policy advocate. Join today! https://t.co/PrwV6btNjn

Always exciting to see important #CSEd initiatives like @thehackergals. Code on!

More schools should follow in Crockett Elementary's footsteps. #CSEd access at early ages is vital.

Parents: Why does your child need a great #ComputerScience education? This toolkit has answers--and resources for exploring #CSEd at home and in the community: https://t.co/d2yGIujUoD @EDCtweets @GirlsWhoCode

All the #techpolicy, #TVWhiteSpace, and #cybersecurity news you need in one, easy-to-skim spot. Check out our latest Executive Briefing: https://t.co/41WPekwR6f

#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

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