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Cybersecurity and Innovation in the Information Economy


This Symposium is part of a review being conducted by the Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force, which was initiated by Secretary Gary Locke. The task force is investigating cybersecurity strategies, the roles of the private and public sectors in cybersecurity in the commercial arena, and the relationship of cybersecurity policy to consumer welfare, job creation, and international trade.   

As part of its initiative to ensure that the Internet continues to function in ways that spawn growth and innovation, the Department of Commerce will hold the symposium "Cybersecurity and Innovation in the Information Economy" on July 27, 2010, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The event is designed for all interested stakeholders to participate and comment on the relationship between cybersecurity in the commercial space and innovation in the Internet economy, with a particular emphasis on businesses that operate non-critical infrastructure


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Welcome and Opening Remarks by Secretary Gary Locke
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Keynote Panel: Assessing the Macro-Economic Threat & the Commercial Sector's Response;
Moderator: Patrick Gallagher, Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Break
10:45 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m. -  Panel 2: Micro-Economic Successes & Challenges in Risk Management
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Remarks by Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Panel 3: Effecting Behavioral Change;
Moderator Anna Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Break
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Panel 4: Roles, Responsibilities and the Global Path Forward;
Moderator: Howard Schmidt, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Closing Remarks by Cam Kerry, DoC General Counsel


Start Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
End Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
Format: Symposium


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Registration will close on 7/20/10

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Registration Contact:

Teresa Vicente, NIST
phone: 301-975-3883


The Willard Washington DC Hotel,
Washington, DC, 
phone: 202/628-9100

Hotel Sofitel,
Washington, DC, 
phone: 202/730-8800

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Washington, DC,
phone: 202/393-2000

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Washington, DC,
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Washington, DC 
phone 202/682-0111

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Washington DC, 
phone 202/661-2400

Technical Contact:

Fred Whiteside
Director, Cybersecurity Operations
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Department of Commerce