Personnel Notes

Personnel Notes

Tech group hires House cyber guru

TechAmerica is bringing on a former House Homeland Security Committee staffer as director of cybersecurity policy.  

Michael Spierto, who worked on the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies subcommittee, will help the organization as lawmakers continue to push for legislation to protect the country’s networks.

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Former Google lobbyist to head tech think tank

Alan Davidson, a longtime scholar, open Internet advocate and former Google lobbyist, will lead the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute (OTI), the organization announced on Friday.

Sascha Meinrath, the current president of the tech think tank, will head up the foundation’s new X-Lab venture, which it is billing as a project focusing on experimentation and innovation.

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