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Help Bring Small IT Business Cybersecurity Expertise to Gov...

Posted by Voices For Innovation - October 25, 2017 9:10 AM

Access Smart CEO and VFI Member Dovell Bonnett Presents a Petition to Improve Procurement Dovell Bonnett, founder and CEO of Access Smart The alarm bells are ringing: it is now clear that cybersecurity represents a critical challenge to businesses and government. Presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump have all declared that cyberattacks pose a severe threat to our nation. Yet...

“I Was Inspired”

Posted by Voices For Innovation - September 28, 2017 11:19 AM

VFI Member Carol Lynn Grow Discusses Bringing Her Voice to Washington Though I’ve been a business leader for more than 15 years, until recently, I’d never been directly involved in policy advocacy as part of my professional activities. This all changed in 2017. For several years, I’ve consistently heard potential customers voice concerns about the security and privacy of documents...

VFI Leaders Urge the FCC to Support TV White Spaces Broadba...

Posted by Dux Raymond Sy - August 23, 2017 1:01 PM

Earlier this week, leaders of Voices for Innovation filed a joint comment with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging Commissioners to preserve three channels of TV white spaces spectrum for use by innovative, long-distance broadband technology. You can read VFI’s letter, as well as examples that highlight why TV white spaces broadband is needed to connect the 34 million Americans...

Rural Broadband Access Hangs on FCC Action

Posted by Voices For Innovation - July 28, 2017 10:31 AM

Earlier this month, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Office Brad Smith called for a new rural broadband strategy that sets the goal of closing the rural broadband gap entirely in the next five years — by July 4, 2022. This would bring affordable high-speed internet coverage to more than 23.4 million rural Americans who lack reliable, affordable access today. To...

Senate Hearing Highlights Need to Update Data Privacy and A...

Posted by Voices For Innovation - May 25, 2017 10:48 AM

On May 24, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing on a critical digital policy issue, “Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Across Borders: Facilitating Cooperation and Protecting Rights.” (You can find a recording of the hearing and written testimony by following the link.) Brad Smith testifying at Senate hearing (Photo: Ryan Risley) The hearing...

VFI Leaders Dive Deep into Tech Policies

Posted by Voices For Innovation - May 18, 2017 12:15 PM

Last month, a group of sixteen members of Voices for Innovation’s Advisory Task Force (ATF) traveled to Microsoft headquarters for a day and a half of intensive briefings, tours, and training. ATF leaders gather at Microsoft headquarters. The visit gave ATF members—mostly small business Microsoft partners—a chance to share their perspective and learn about how key public policy debates will...