Scott Gerber

Senior Manager, Government Affairs

Government Affairs

Scott Gerber leads communications efforts for Cisco's Government Affairs team. He has 13-years experience in political communications at the federal, state and local levels having served in U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein's press office for nine years, the last two as Communications Director. Additionally, he headed the California Attorney General's press office and worked on local grass-roots campaigns in the Bay Area. Gerber graduated with honors from Stanford University.


December 12, 2013


4 Things That Can Get Done in Washington in 2014

2 min read

When folks ask me what policy actions are going to take place in 2014, an election year, my knee jerk reaction is to say, “not much.” But when I spend a moment to think about it, there is a substantial agenda of things that can be accomplished next year from a tech industry perspective.   Here’s […]

July 30, 2013


Cisco and Oracle Support Cybersecurity Bill that Promotes Voluntary Industry-led Approach

1 min read

Cisco and Oracle today announced their support for S. 1353, the Cybersecurity Act of 2013, sponsored by the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee, Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and John Thune (R-SD). In a letter of support, Cisco’s VP of Global Government Affairs,  Michael Timmeny, and Oracle’s VP of Government Affairs, Jason Mahler […]

June 20, 2013


Tech Leaders including John Chambers Call on Senate to Approve Immigration Reform

6 min read

The tech industry is at its strongest in Washington, DC when we speak with one voice.  That’s just what happened today, when more than 100 tech leaders, including Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers, called on the U.S. Senate to pass a strong and fair immigration bill. Cisco believes that immigration reform is critical.  It […]

June 5, 2013


Cisco Calls on Congress and FCC to Provide More Spectrum for Broadband

3 min read

Doug Webster – Cisco’s VP of Marketing for Service Provider Routing, Video, and Mobility – testified yesterday in front of the Senate Commerce Committee on trends in mobile data, highlighting Cisco’s Visual Networking Index and the need for more spectrum for broadband.  The following is the text of Doug’s opening statement: “Good afternoon.  Thank you for […]