Gary Locke, Howard Schmidt Visit Silicon Valley to Discuss Future Cybersecurity

Gary Locke

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt will today meet with local industry and academic leaders in Silicon Valley to discuss the Obama administration’s efforts to enhance online security and privacy in a growing cyber world.

The event will be available at 2 p.m. ET  by webcast at

The panel aims at supporting private-sector cybersecurity innovations by focusing on establishing identity solutions and privacy-enhancing technologies that will make the online environment more secure and convenient for users. The event is co-hosted by TechAmerica, TechNet, Churchill Club, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and TRUST.

WHO: Gary Locke, U.S. secretary of commerce
Howard A. Schmidt, White House cybersecurity coordinator
Patrick Gallagher, undersecretary of commerce for standards and technology and director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Dave DeWalt, CEO, McAfee
Philip J. Bond, president and CEO, TechAmerica
Philip Kaplan, president and founder, Blippy
James Dempsey, vice president for public policy, Center for Democracy and Technology, and
nominee to the U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

WHAT: Remarks on next steps in cybersecurity and the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, followed by a panel discussion

WHEN: 11 a.m. Pacific Time, Jan. 7, 2011

WHERE: Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.

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