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Downes in the Washington Post: Some common sense on data encryption

Larry Downes’ latest Innovations piece for the Washington Post is now available. Downes takes on the idea that data collection should be increased in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris. In “Some common sense on data encryption” Downes argues “we need the pragmatic reforms called for by the Digital Due Process group to […]

Downes in The Hill: FCC comes in from the cold

November 16, 2015 – Larry Downes has written “FCC comes in from the cold” for The Hill. The piece examines some of the issues Downes believes are critical for the FCC right now.

Center leaders John Mayo and Marcia Mintz partner with MBA program at McDonough School of Business to launch certificate in nonmarket strategy

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is launching an MBA Certificate in Nonmarket Strategy, open to both full-time and evening MBA students. This certificate program offers students the opportunity to explore the nexus of business, economics, and public policy, connecting the strengths of the school’s faculty and the MBA curriculum to the rich resources of […]

Kovacs releases policy paper “Rebooting Lifeline for Broadband”

November 10, 2015 –  The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is pleased to announce a new policy paper by Visiting Senior Policy Scholar Anna-Maria Kovacs, “Rebooting Lifeline for Broadband.”  The paper sets forth the case for the FCC to make the Lifeline program more efficient and consumer-friendly by linking Lifeline eligibility-verification and enrollment […]

Policy Event Summary, video from The Innovation and Engineering Dynamics of the Digital Economy: Economic Transformation and Expansion Enabled by 5G

Full policy event summary, including program information and participant biographies. On Oct. 14, the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy’s Project on the Evolution of Innovation and Regulation, together with the Wireless Technology Association, convened more than 80 attendees and 20 speakers from research institutions, think tanks, Capitol Hill, the White House, universities, embassies, […]

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