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August 23, 2014

Cybersecurity, Mobile-Device Theft, Digital Readiness in the Week Ahead

Lawmakers are expected to take up at least a couple science and tech-related bills and hold a hearing on net neutrality. Off the Hill, events on mobile-device theft prevention, cybersecurity and digital readiness are on tap.

On Tuesday, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosts a panel on a new report on digital readiness.

The Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus hosts a panel on a new MIT study on Internet congestion Wednesday, followed by an event Friday on the Internet tax moratorium.

The Federal Communications Commission holds a workshop on preventing mobile-device theft Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, a House Appropriations subcommittee marks up a fiscal 2015 Financial Services spending bill. That annual spending bill funds the FCC and several other independent agencies.

On Wednesday, MeriTalk’s Cyber Security Exchange holds a cybersecurity event.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has placed a satellite television reauthorization bill on its markup agenda for Thursday.

On Friday, the House Judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on net neutrality, specifically looking at antitrust versus regulation.

On Friday, a House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee  holds a hearing on NASA’s efforts to protect secure information.

Also, the Senate is expected to consider a fiscal 2015 spending bill that would fund the Commerce and Justice Departments, NASA and the National Science Foundation as part of a small package of spending bills this week.

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