Congressional European Parliamentary Initiative
CEPI 2017 started off in Washington DC, where fellows met with representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State, and Congress for briefings on U.S. cybersecurity strategies. Apart from federal government institutions, the fellows visited Google and Microsoft's DC offices.
In Silicon Valley, meetings at NASA, Symantec, and Stanford University and others gave the CEPI 2017 group insight into cybersecurity priorities at some of the world's leading technology and cybersecurity institutions.
In Brussels, participants experienced the EU side of cybersecurity policy with meeting that included the European Cybersecurity Organization and the European Digital Rights Agency, and the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT).
The tour concluded with a stop in Berlin, where participants discussed Germany's cybersecurity policy at the Interior Ministry, the Foreign Office, the Siftung Neue Verantwortung, and more.
Troy Clair, Chief of Staff, Office of Congressman G.K. Butterfield
Nicholas Leiserson, Legislative Director, Office of Representative Jim Langevin
Jonathan Nabavi, Majority Council,Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Dahlia Sokolov, Staff Director, Research and Technology Subcommittee, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Peter Ide-Kostic, Administrator, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)
Joanna Kaminska, Policy Advisor, Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET)
Kristiina Milt, Research Administrator, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)
Agnieszka Wawrzyk, Parliamentary Assistan, Office of MEP Michal Boni
Hagen Colberg, Legislative Advisor, Office of Thomas Jarzombek, MdB
Christine Hegenbart, Policy Advisor, Office of Julia Obermeier, MdB
Nils Leopold, Senior Advisor on Domestic Policy, Alliance 90/Greens Parliamentary Group
Linda Radau, Chief of Staff, Office of Christian Flisek, MdB
Alan Duric, Co-Founder and CTO, Wire Swiss GmbH
Derek Harp, Co-Founder and Board Director, NexDefense, Inc.
Azita Sharif, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, DSI Precision Medicine Biobanking & BINDS