This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: The Internet of Things

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It is estimated that the number of devices connected to the internet is currently 25 billion—and the figure is expected to double in the next five years. During that time, the global market for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and services is expected to reach $7 trillion. 

This week, members of Congress get an up-close look with an Internet of Things Showcase organized by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The exhibit precedes a committee hearing that will examine the benefits of Internet-connected products and services while exploring security and privacy issues as companies look to protect a rapidly expanding amount of consumer information available as the trend continues.
 
Other topics covered by hearings include: capital formation and small businesses, the FCC and net neutrality, wireless spectrum policy, patent reform, immigration, data security and more.

 

HOUSE

Internet of Things Showcase
House Committee on Energy & Commerce
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade
Foyer, Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, March 24
9:00 am

The Internet of Things: Exploring the Next Technology Frontier
House Committee on Energy & Commerce
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade
2123 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, March 24
11:00 am

Examining the SEC’s Agenda, Operations, and FY 2016 Budget Request
House Committee on Financial Services
HVC-210 U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Tuesday, March 24
10:00 am

Oversight of the State Department and Agency for International Development Funding Priorities for the Western Hemisphere
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
2255 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, March 24
11:00 am

The U.S. Rebalance in South Asia: Foreign Aid and Development Priorities
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
2172 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, March 24
11:00 am

Wrecking the Internet to Save It? The FCC’s Net Neutrality Rule
House Committee on the Judiciary
2141 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, March 25
2:00 pm

Patent Reform: Protecting American Innovators and Job Creators from Abusive Patent Litigation
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
2141 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, March 25
10:00 am

Markup HR 1481: Small Contractors Improve Competition Act of 2015
House Committee on Small Business
2360 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, March 25
1:00 pm

Next Steps for Spectrum Policy
House Committee on Energy & Commerce
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
2322 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, March 26
10:15 am

 

SENATE

Capital Formation and Reducing Small Business Burdens 
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
538 Dirksen Senate Office Building 
Tuesday, March 24
2:30 pm

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Considerations Regarding Safety, Innovation, Economic Impact, and Privacy
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
253 Russell Senate Office Building
Tuesday, March 24
2:30 pm

Securing the Border: Assessing the Impact of Transnational Crime
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Tuesday, March 24
10:00 am

Securing the Border: Understanding and Addressing the Root Causes of Central American Migration to the United States
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, March 25
2:00 pm

Securing the Border: Defining the Current Population Living in the Shadows and Addressing Future Flows
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Thursday, March 26
10:00 am

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Mark Marich

Mark Marich is the executive vice president of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Since 1998, Marich has provided communications leadership on several national initiatives and more than 100 public forums covering a wide range of policy issues, including: entrepreneurial growth & economic development; health care; renewable energy; telecommunications; regulatory reform; and, workforce development.