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Center for Data Innovation Sponsors Second Annual Data Innovation Day

A Decade After CAN-SPAM

December 16, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street, NW
610 A
Washington
DC
20005

A decade ago Congress passed the CAN-SPAM Act, the first piece of federal legislation to try to tackle the problem of unsolicited email. In addition to costing businesses and consumers billions of dollars annually, spam is a common attack vector for cybersecurity threats like malware and phishing attacks. Read more »

Internet of Things Meets Holiday Wish Lists

December 4, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

For years, the Internet of Things was a future engineers could only dream about, but the technology is fast becoming a reality, with huge ramifications for the economy and society.

Are Advancements in Computing Over? The Future of Moore’s Law

November 21, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Russell Senate Office Building
Constitution Ave. NE and 1st Street NE
485
Washington
DC
20002

From our smart phones to our broadband networks to the advanced electronics in our cars, we owe them all to “Moore’s Law.” Named after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, the term refers to a prediction made in the 1960s that computing power would double every two years. And miraculously it has: computing power is over 1.1 million times faster today than it was 40 years ago. Read more »

Next-Gen Data Centers: Bringing Energy Efficiency to Government

November 20, 2013
This event discussed the nature and importance of next-gen data center technologies and the role government can play as an early adopter.

Increasingly stringent budget constraints are pushing federal agencies to investigate ways to reduce costs and increase productivity. At the same time, new Executive Orders and Congressional actions have mandated increased energy efficiency for government. These two forces have come together to create new opportunities for next-generation ICT technologies, particularly innovative data centers. In an effort to keep government at the leading edge of ICT innovation, Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Mike Rogers (R-MI) have introduced the Energy Efficient Government Technology Act (H.R. Read more »

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Congress Asks: Is Bitcoin a Threat or a Revolution?

Christian Science Monitor
The evolution of virtual currency will require the development of new domestic and international legal frameworks.

The Internet of Things

November 18, 2013
| Reports

The "Internet of Things" refers to the concept that the Internet now serves as a platform for devices to communicate electronically with the world around them, creating an explosion of data that is transforming how we work and live. This report provides an overview of how the devices that make up the Internet of Things are affecting nearly every aspect of society. It also highlights policy opportunities to maximize the potential economic and social benefits of these technologies.

New Policy Ideas Needed for the New Internet of Things

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