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Digital Challenge: Finding Common Ground

Monday, May 9, 2016

Washington, D.C. – America faces a digital world where hackers, criminals, terrorists and nation states are trying to disrupt our way of life. At the same time Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., are unable to align the interests of commerce and security, viewing them—iincorrectly—as at odds. In reality, prosperity and security are two sides of the same digital coin, and a dialogue is needed to reconcile this divide.

On May 18, the Mike Rogers Center for Intelligence and Global Affairs and the Bipartisan Policy Center will convene business and government experts for to advance this critical dialogue and discuss policy recommendations for the new rules of the road for the digital economy.

This forum follows a series of focused, private roundtable discussions held at leading institutions around the country with experts and leaders in technology, business, security and public policy. These leaders were brought together to begin reframing this digital debate, to overcome the obstacles between Washington, D.C., and Silicon Valley, and to jump-start much needed collaboration.

Members of the media please RSVP to Toby Zakaria at [email protected].

For more information:


James Clapper
Director of National Intelligence

Penny Pritzker
Secretary of Commerce

Tara Lemmey
CEO, LENS Ventures

Kevin Mandia
President, FireEye


The Global Digital Challenge Initiative


Wednesday, May 18, 2016
8:00 – 10:30 a.m. ET


Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street NW
Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20005