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February 11, 2016

This Week: FCC’s Net Neutrality Meeting, Online Advertising, Cybersecurity

The Federal Communications Commission meets this week on net neutrality, a Senate panel holds a hearing on online advertising, USTelecom holds a cybersecurity forum, and more.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce  hosts an event this afternoon in connection with release of a publication on cross-border data transfers.

In a hearing on Tuesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee looks at high-frequency and automated trading in futures markets. (The panel has jurisdiction over the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, which regulates derivatives markets.)

On Wednesday, The Brookings Institution hosts panelists from private space companies and NASA for an event on the future of the U.S. space program.

The Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee looks at defense research and innovation in a hearing Wednesday.

All eyes will be on the Federal Communications Commission’s May open meeting on Thursday. On the docket is a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on chairman Tom Wheeler’s net neutrality proposal, which Wheeler is revising, reports the Wall Street Journal. Also on the agenda are rules dealing with the broadcast television spectrum incentive auction.

Also on Thursday, the Senate Homeland Security Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “Online Advertising and Hidden Hazards to Consumer Security and Data Privacy.”

Planned for Thursday and Friday is the New America Foundation‘s annual conference in Washington. The group hasn’t posted the agenda on its calendar yet, but Technocrat has some of the details.

On Friday, several academics are scheduled to talk at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center on intelligent systems and robotics and related policy issues.

The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee plans a briefing Friday following the FCC’s meeting Thursday on net neutrality and the spectrum incentive auction.

Also on Friday, panelists from federal government and industry will talk cybersecurity at a USTelecom forum.

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