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October 31, 2014

AT&T-DirecTV Merger, FCC Funding, Digital Health Care This Week

Hold onto your seats because a slew of events and congressional hearings and markups are slated for the next few days, including multiple subcommittee meetings on the proposed AT&T-DirectTV merger.

On Tuesday, the Brookings Institution will hold an event on the “Future of the Global Technology, Privacy and Regulation” with Brad Smith, Microsoft’s executive vice president and general counsel.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee holds a roundtable on digital health care on Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday, House and Senate Judiciary subcommittees each hold separate  hearings on the proposed AT&T-DirecTV merger.

NDN holds a discussion Tuesday on cyber-attacks with Paul Stockton, former assistant secretary of Defense for homeland defense and Americas’ security affairs. Stockton is now managing director at Sonecon.

The Phoenix Center holds a roundtable discussion Tuesday on the FCC’s authority over broadband service providers.

Also on Tuesday, a Senate Appropriations subcommittee marks up a fiscal 2015 Financial Services and General Government spending bill, which is expected to include funding for the FCC.

On Wednesday, the Free State Foundation hosts a policy seminar on overhauling communications policy in the digital age.

Also on Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee marks up a fiscal 2015 Financial Services and General Government spending bill, which would include funding for the FCC.

House Education and Workforce and House Homeland Security subcommittees hold a joint hearing on Wednesday on data mining and student privacy.

In addition, a House Judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on music licensing on Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee holds a hearing on the future of human space exploration.

The International Institute for Strategic Studies discusses how the U.S. is perceived by other major actors in the “cyber domain” on Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee is slated to hold a markup that  could include cybersecurity and federal information security bills.

On Thursday, the LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute holds an event in connection to a study it’s releasing on Internet needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and will include several panelists.

  • dav

    Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ ON ! Watch your wallets and purses ! !

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