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Access & Connectivity
Marci Harris

People-Centered Internet Announces Six “Areas of Focus” for 2020

Press Release — January 15, 2020 PALO ALTO, CA — People-Centered Internet (PCI) today announces its “Areas of Focus” for 2020. The nonprofit organization dedicated to “working for an Internet that works for people” was cofounded in 2015 by Vint Cerf and Mei Lin Fung. In the coming year, PCI will support projects in six categories: (1)

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Health & Security
Marci Harris

Community Update: Deborah Kobza announces formation of Cognitive Security ISAO

PCI Community Member Deborah Kobza announced the launch of the Cognitive Security ISAO (Information Sharing and Analysis Association), headquartered at the International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI – IACI-CERT at the Center for Space Education, NASA/Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The Cognitive Security ISAO’s mission is to “accelerate cognitive security resilience by advancing the capacity and

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Mei Lin Fung
Marci Harris

January Update: Message from Mei Lin

Dear “Internauts,” (as Vint likes to say): It is my great honor to follow in the significant footsteps of PCI’s first chairman, Vint Cerf, who joined me in 2015 to co-found People-Centered Internet. Today, our vision that people should be at the center of Internet initiatives — of an Internet of, by and for the

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Access & Connectivity
Marci Harris

TDVN Connects to International Peering Exchange

LA MIRADA, CA — Jan. 15, 2020 — Fourteen Native American tribes in Southern California are now directly connected to the state-of-the-art International Internet Exchange, Pacific Wave, and its peering, high-performance scientific networks, and ever-expanding global connectivity. Six more tribes are also expected to join in the coming months. This new connection enables tribal libraries,

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Mei Lin Fung
Marci Harris

People-Centered Internet Announces New Board Chair, New Member

Press Release — January 1, 2020 PALO ALTO, CA — People-Centered Internet (PCI)today is announcing the appointment of a new board chair and the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors: PCI cofounder, Mei Lin Fung, begins her term as board chair on January 1, 2020, stepping into the role previously held by

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Vint and David at Panel Together
PCI News
Marci Harris

December Update

Dear Internauts, As the new year approaches, we have some news to share. PCI’s Chair, Vint Cerf, will take on new responsibilities at Google that require his full-time attention and PCI’s Executive Director, David Bray, will take on a new role with the Atlantic Council focused on “think and do” actions with exciting details to

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Access & Connectivity
Marci Harris

Project Eagle Feather Update:

Matthew Rantanan and Muriel Triggs participate in Western Governors’ Association webinar on Broadband Deployment in Tribal Communities Project Eagle Feather is PCI’s Google-funded project supporting Native American connectivity efforts. Matthew Rantanen was selected for the Western Governor’s Association’s (WGA) advisory group for Tribal and rural broadband connectivity. He and PCI Community Member, MuralNet CEO, Muriel Triggs, joined WGA Chairman, North Dakota Governor

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Uncategorized
Marci Harris

Women’s Startup Lab: A Silicon Valley-Based Tech Startup and Leadership Accelerator for Women Entrepreneurs Around the Globe

By Christine Preusler Women’s Startup Lab (WSL) hosts an annual international showcase of entrepreneurs and offers people-focused corporate innovation. WSL is helping women around the world find their individual paths to success. In just six years, the global community has grown to include more than 25,000 members, and the organization’s accelerator program run in Silicon

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Uncategorized
Marci Harris

Will Congress Finally Fulfill a 200-Year-Old Promise to the Cherokee People?

By The Guardian “This article in the Guardian draws attention to what could be a singularly important event in Native American affairs. Two centuries ago, the US Government made promises that there would be tribal representation in the US Congress. That promise was never fulfilled but it has emerged as a point of discussion and

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Policy & Governing
Marci Harris

A National Office for Strategic Foresight Anchored in Critical Science and Technologies (Working Paper)

By Amy Webb PCI Community member, Amy Webb, introduced her proposal for a new “US Office of Strategic Forecasting” in a presentation to Senate staff. Her paper, “A National Office for Strategic Foresight Anchored in Critical Science and Technologies,” was produced for the Technology and Public Policy Project at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International

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