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VFI Leaders Voice Support for K-12 Computer Science Educati...

Posted by Voices For Innovation - April 11, 2016 10:47 AM

Support is growing for Congress to provide funding for computer science education in America’s K-12 schools. Last month, the Computer Science Education Coalition launched to urge Washington to take action. The coalition includes large and small technology companies, education organizations, professional associations, and trade groups. Many leaders of Voices for Innovation are participating in the coalition — and they are speaking...

Brittenford Systems Voices Support for LEADS Act

Posted by Voices For Innovation - March 31, 2016 10:34 AM

Brittenford Systems, a financial systems consulting firm, recently posted a great blog about the need for our nation to update its digital privacy laws. Here are some key excerpts: How much has technology changed since 1986? A lot. How much has the major law protecting the privacy of users participating in electronic communication changed? Negligibly. Currently, personal and business protections...

Computer Science Education Coalition Launches

Posted by Voices For Innovation - March 8, 2016 10:32 AM

Today, a broad-based group of businesses and non-profits launched the Computer Science Education Coalition to urge Congress to invest $250 million in K-12 computer science education. The coalition’s members include Amazon, Code.org, Facebook, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Microsoft, TechNet, and many others.  Many of our Voices for Innovation leaders also joined the coalition. VFI plans to support the coalition’s efforts...

Congress Examines Cloud Computing Privacy Challenges

Posted by Voices For Innovation - March 2, 2016 10:29 AM

VFI Leader Ryan Risley Recaps Key Tech Policy Hearing on Capitol Hill As the CTO of technology consulting firm Brittenford Systems, I spend a lot of time helping our diverse range of mid-market clients understand how technology can drive operational improvements and growth. Our clients put their trust in us and the solutions we implement, and today, of course, the...

Congress Must Update Our Outdated Privacy Laws

Posted by Voices For Innovation - March 1, 2016 10:23 AM

Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith Recaps House Judiciary Committee Testimony Today I appeared as a witness before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Hearing on “International Conflicts of Law and their Implications for Cross Border Data Requests by Law Enforcement.” You can see my opening statement to the Committee below, and read my written testimony on the Judiciary Committee...

Video: The Importance of the LEADS Act to Small Businesses

Posted by Voices For Innovation - February 23, 2016 10:22 AM

VFI Leader Naomi Moneypenny Discusses the Need to Update U.S. Digital Privacy Protections In a recent video, Voices for Innovation community leader Naomi Moneypenny discusses how her small technology company, ManyWorlds, can serve enterprise customers around the world because of cloud computing. But the benefits of the cloud are now under threat because of outdated policies governing data privacy and...