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The Only Problem With the New IoT Cybersecurity Bill

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginian Democrat, and Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, have teamed up on a cyber-security bill aimed at what — for Congress, at least — is an entirely new problem. The bill focuses on the Internet of Things, or…


Congress is a Wee Bit Concerned about SpaceX Explosion Investigation

By | Aug 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm

On June 28th, 2015 SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 took off from Cape Canaveral on route to the International Space Station. About 2:20 into its flight, it exploded. Thankfully there were no humans aboard, but the cargo and food meant to supply the space station…

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President Obama Announces ‘Computer Science for All’ Initiative, Seeks New Funding

By | Jan 30, 2016 at 11:53 am

Today President Obama is announcing a new initiative that focuses on bringing computer science to K-12 schools, resulting in a prepared workforce after high school. The Computer Science for All Initiative would include $4 billion in spending for states and an additional $100 million for…

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FCC Vote on Net Neutrality: “This Decision is Pro Competition”

By | Feb 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to ‘yes’ for tougher net neutrality regulations for online traffic. The proposal was put forward by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and it prohibits broadband service providers from charging websites for faster internet. It also means that the FCC…


Watch This Programmer’s Testimony That Voting Machines Can Be Easily Manipulated [VIDEO]

By | Nov 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Voter fraud and vote manipulation has plagued our electoral process in recent years, which has led to the rapid rise of voter ID laws throughout the country. Whether voter fraud is a myth is left to you, but the reality is that measures have…



We The People Demanded A Better Wireless Market, And We Got It

By | Aug 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Last week, Congress passed an act that is destined to restore consumer freedom to the wireless market, leading to lower prices and more competition. The Unlock Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act was signed in by President Obama and will have a comparable impact…



Experts Tell Congress: Help Startups Grow Outside the Valley

By | Feb 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

In testimony before the House Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship last Tuesday, experts from the startup industry urged Congress to support the growing startup scenes outside Silicon Valley. The caucus meets regularly to discuss entrepreneurship and learn from people in the industry. Its goal…



Keep an Eye on Congress with BillTrack50

By | Dec 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

While the rest of us go about our business, Congress is making decisions and voting on bills that could change our lives and the lives of our businesses. BillTrack50 wants to open up that world to public view. At its core, the Denver startup…



Is the Government Voting on Bills that Hurt Your Startup? Find out on TrakBill

By | Apr 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

“We’ll figure it out later.” That’s how some startups, who might be breaking laws or regulations, decide to deal with it. We’re so tiny that no one will care, right? If you want to err on the side of caution, take a few minutes…


Happy Anniversary Startup America: Obama Introduces Startup Legislation

By | Jan 31, 2012 at 11:04 am

Today marks the one year anniversary of Startup America. To mark the occasion, there are 14 different regional events happening, the first being a Startup Virginia early breakfast meeting with Steve Case and Aneesh Chopra, and more, which is happening right down the street…



Congress = Innovative? iConstituent Launching Mobile Apps for Congressmen and Women

By | Jul 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Congress isn’t exactly associated with innovation, but a DC-based startup has been helping bring Congress into the 21st century with more interactive, online communications that go beyond eNewsletters. iConstituent provides nearly 40% of Congress, statewide office holders, state legislative caucuses, and various non-governmental organizations…

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Communicating with Elected Officials Simplified with Votizen

By | Mar 13, 2011 at 10:30 am

In the past, communication with your elected officials could be a difficult and lengthy process that didn’t always result in a response. Votizen directly connects registered voters to their Congressperson automatically in real-time while validating their voting history—all from one text! By verifying that…

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DC Startup POPVOX Delivers Your Message to Congress

By | Feb 11, 2011 at 11:19 am

Members of Congress are constantly flooded with emails, letters, and phone calls from the public advocating for a various causes.  Ever wonder if your voice is being heard?  Enter POPVOX.   Their web-based tool delivers your message to Congress in a way that Congress can…