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February 8, 2016

Health Datapalooza, SpaceX, Security Summit in the Week Ahead

Welcome back from a beautiful weekend. The Senate is in session, while the House is not. Events on security, space launches and health data are on tap.

The Health Data Consortium’s Health Datapalooza takes place today and tomorrow.

Tomorrow, a Senate Appropriations subcommittee marks up a fiscal 2015 spending bill that would fund the Commerce and Justice Departments and NASA. The full spending panel will markup the bill on Thursday.

Tuesday and Wednesday, the Security Industry Association holds its 2014 Government Summit.

On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on a mobile device location-tracking bill.

Also on Wednesday, the Brookings Institution hosts an event on “Innovation, Internet Governance and Freedom of Expression around the World,”  with the Consumer Electronics Association’s Gary Shapiro.

Also on Wednesday, Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX’s president and chief operating officer, gives a talk at the Atlantic Council.

Also on Wednesday, the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition and the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative holds an event presenting research on broadband in the U.S. and the E.U.  and a panel on the different policy approaches.

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the telephone IP transition and public safety and reliability on Thursday.

On Thursday, the Brookings Institution holds a panel event on the “Future of U.S. Surveillance Authorities.”

Also on Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee holds a hearing on changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

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