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TheBridge has partnered with leading tech, policy and political organizations including Microsoft, Google, Twitter, WeWork, Postmates, The US Chamber's Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC), National Journal's Policy Makers Network, Verizon, Dell, Lyft, Quorum, Airbnb, 1776, DCode, The United States Digital Service (USDS), The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Vrge Strategies, The Bank Policy Institute, Women's High-Tech Coalition, and more. 

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TheBridge events are unique in that they drive a conversation between the public and private sector and encourage understanding, collaboration and connections. Our events range from intimate discussions among industry leaders to larger events broadcast live on C-SPAN-TV and have attracted all major outlets including PBS Newshour, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Recode, Politico, among others.

TheBridge has partnered with leading tech, policy and political organizations including Microsoft, Google, Twitter, WeWork, Postmates, The US Chamber's Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC), Verizon, Dell, Lyft, Quorum, Airbnb, 1776, DCode, The United States Digital Service (USDS), The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Vrge Strategies, The Bank Policy Institute, Women's High-Tech Coalition, Springboard Enterprises and more. 

Our events have included policy-focused discussions, career networking events, Women in Tech series, Bridge Breakfasts, resume and career workshops. How do you want to partner? Contact us!   

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Security & Democracy: Collaborating on Election Security

See video, photos, info and more about the event and our partners below.

TheBridge convened public and private sector leaders for a discussion about election security and the importance of government and tech collaboration. The event, during DC Cyber Week, was co-hosted with Synack, featured Chris Krebs, Under Secretary at DHS, and partners Microsoft, Cloudflare and The Aspen Institute.

The event began with remarks from Chris Krebs, Under Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) and was followed by a discussion with companies that are providing various technology solutions, at no additional cost, aimed at helping to secure our elections and voting processes. During this discussion, we talked about tech and government collaboration on election security, what the challenges are, what’s next and more.

Featured remarks from: 
Christopher C. Krebs
, Under Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)

Followed by a discussion with:
Jay Kaplan
, CEO and Co-Founder of Synack
Ethan Chumley, Senior Security Strategist, Defending Democracy Program at Microsoft
Alissa Starzak, Head of Public Policy at Cloudflare
Matthew Rhoades, Managing Director of Cybersecurity & Technology Program at The Aspen Institute

Event Time: 8:15am - 9:30am ET

Location:
Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center
901 K Street NW - check in on 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20001