High Tech Policy

March 15, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco Supports U.S. Department of Commerce Decision to Transition Internet Management Functions

On Friday, March 14, the US Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multi-stakeholder community.  As the first step, NTIA is requesting the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to convene global stakeholders and develop a proposal to transition […]

February 27, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

The New Spectrum Caucus: Bringing Focus to an Unseen, Indispensable Tool

Most Americans don’t know it, but radio spectrum has become an indispensable tool in our daily lives.  Spectrum is the invisible link between our smart phones, tablets, laptops, fitbits, and other mobile devices to the Internet.  It carries the video, voice, text and rich media that has transformed the world around us. Recognizing this reality, […]

February 20, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Mark Chandler on Need for Patent System that Rewards Innovation and Discourages Speculation

I’ve commented here about the imperative to return to a patent system that incents and rewards innovation and discourages the speculators and opportunists who are using litigation leverage and bad patents to extract money from the productive elements of the economy.  That’s why we urge the Senate to follow the House’s overwhelming, bipartisan vote to […]

February 12, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Adam Golodner on the Rollout of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Earlier today, the White House cybersecurity office and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) rolled out the first version of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.  Congratulations to all in the public and private sector who worked so hard to get to this important milestone.  The high level government and widespread private sector involvement in this […]

February 5, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Jeff Campbell on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s E-Rate Announcement

“Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler in his speech today made it clear that transforming the nation’s E-Rate program is one of his biggest priorities.  That is welcome news. The E-Rate program has done an incredible job of connecting 100,000 schools and libraries to the internet since its inception.  But technology has changed the way […]

February 3, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement by Mary Brown on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Decision on Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology

Today’s decision by the US Department of Transportation to move forward with vehicle-to-vehicle safety technology for cars and light trucks is welcome news. Not only does this mark the first use of radio technology that will make our driving experience safer, but it is also the first use of the Intelligent Transportation Service spectrum at […]

January 31, 2014

DATA CENTER

“Has Hybrid Cloud Arrived? Part 2: Cisco InterCloud makes hybrid cloud real !

In my last blog, “Has Hybrid Cloud Arrived? Part 1: And How Will it Shape the Role of IT Going Forward?” we looked at the business drivers of a hybrid cloud and previewed the key requirements. In this blog, we will look at Cisco InterCloud – a hybrid cloud solution, we announced this week at […]

January 9, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Jennifer Sanford on the Introduction of Trade Promotion Authority Legislation

In 2002, there was a Battle Royale on trade in Washington.  I had the privilege of working with  Members of Congress and their staffs on both sides of the political aisle talking about the importance of ensuring that the United States remains a leader in international trade negotiations.   We in the tech sector made […]

December 12, 2013

HIGH TECH POLICY

4 Things That Can Get Done in Washington in 2014

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 […]