Tuesday, July 27, 2010

[RFC] DOC NOI Cybersecurity, Innovation and the Internet Economy

Federal Register Notice: Cybersecurity, Innovation and the Internet Economy: The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force is conducting a comprehensive review of the nexus between cybersecurity challenges in the commercial sector and innovation in the Internet economy. The Department seeks comments on measures to improve cybersecurity while sustaining innovation. The Department intends to issue a report that will contribute to the Administration’s domestic and international policies and activities in advancing both cybersecurity and the Internet economy. (455 KB PDF file)
Posted July 26, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

[Event] Internet Governance Forum



When: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Where: Georgetown Law Center

600 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, DC

The IGF-USA is a multi-stakeholder national event to bring together
business, civil society, government, technologists/researchers, and
academia in discussions about topics that are being deliberated at a
global level regarding governance of the Internet, including
management of critical Internet resources, privacy, cyber-security,
access, openness/freedom of expression, child online safety, capacity
building and development. The IGF USA will also provide a report into
the global IGF, being held in Vilnius, Lithuania, in September.

8:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 –9:45 Welcome and Introduction of Programme

Plenary Speakers:

Markus Kummer, Executive Coordinator, Internet Governance Forum

Ambassador Phillip Verveer, US State Department

10:15 –11:45 Workshops and Scenario Stories:

1) Cyber Security 2)
Internet Islands

3) Global governance of the Internet 4) Users Reign

11:45- 1:00 Networking Lunch is provided.

1:15—3:00 Concurrent Workshops:

5) Cloud Computing
6) Critical Internet Resources

7) e-Crime and Malicious Conduct in the DNS 8) Best Practice Forum:
Child Safety in an always switched on world

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15 –5:15 Afternoon Plenary Session

3:15 Speaker: Andrew McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Technology
Officer, Internet Policy, White House

3:45 Outcomes of Scenario Stories – Implications for the
Internet Governance Debate and for the IGF

Presentations of Scenarios and Observations for Internet Governance:

"Internet Islands"; "Global Governance for the Internet"; "Users Reign"

Panel of Respondents and Audience Participation

5 -5:20 Closing Session

Markus Kummer, Executive Secretariat, IGF

Remarks: Larry Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and
Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and
Information Administration (NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce)

Invitation - IGF 2010 in Vilnius, Lithuania

Invitation - Brian Cute, ISOC DC Chapter

5:30-7:00 Reception for participants and invited guests

For more information visit http://igf-usa.ning.com or send email to