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In July of 2003 the Internet Caucus Advisory Committee welcomed the Internet Caucus' European counterparts from the European Internet Foundation and staff from the Transatlantic Policy Network.

Program of Bilateral Meetings

European Participants:

Department of Commerce

Wednesday, July 16, 2003, 9:00 am
U.S. Participants: Phil Bond, Under-Secretary for Technology Administration, Nancy Victory, Assistant Secretary NTIA, Bruce Mehlman, Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy, Office of Technology Administration, Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of Commerce, Mike Gallagher, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Technology Administration, Chris Israel, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy, Jack Zinman, NTIA, Christina Speck, NTIA, and Helen Show, NTIA
Issues Discussed: Unbundling and cable broadband, spectrum management, state and local rights of way, broadband over power line, media ownership, ICANN, and intellectual property.

Federal Communications Commission

Wednesday, July 16, 2003, 10:15 am
U.S. Participants: Robert Pepper, Chief, Policy Development, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, Anna Gomez, Deputy Bureau Chief, International Bureau, Scott Marcus, Senior Advisor for Internet Technology, Deputy Chief of Wireless Bureau, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, Jackie Ruff, Legal Advisor to the International Bureau Chief, Patricia Cooper, Chief, Regional & Industry Analysis Branch (RIA), International Bureau, Irene Wu, Deputy Chief, Regional & Industry Analysis Branch, International Bureau, and Alan Thomas, Regional Specialist, Europe (RIA), International Bureau
Issues Discussed: Spectrum management and reform, telecommunications, and emerging technologies.

Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Wednesday, July 16, 2003, 12:00 pm
U.S. Participants: Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Ranking Minority Member and Edward Pagano, Minority Counsel
Issues Discussed: Cyber terrorism, spam and the Internet.

House Select Committee on Homeland Security

Wednesday, July 16, 2003, 3:15 pm
U.S. Participants: Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, and R&D and David Thomas, Chief of Staff
Issues Discussed: DHS, cybersecurity, industry incentives for upgrading security measures, international cooperation and intellectual property.

House Committee on the Judiciary

Wednesday, July 16, 2003, 4:30 pm
U.S. Participants: Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Congressman Rick Boucher, and Congressman Lamar Smith (briefly)
Issues Discussed: Spam legislation, homeland security and intellectual property protection.

Department of Justice -- Computer Crimes & Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS)

Thursday, July 17, 2003, 10:15 am
U.S. Participants: John Malcolm, Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section, Michael Sussman, Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section, and Chris Painter, Deputy Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section
Issues Discussed: Intellectual property protection, data retention, prosecution agenda for Internet piracy, enforcement and DHS and DoJ roles.

Federal Trade Commission

Thursday, July 17, 2003, 11:30 am
U.S. Participants: Timothy Muris, Chairman and Orson Swindle, Commissioner
Issues Discussed: International cooperation, security, U.S industry self-regulation and enforcement, spam, public awareness campaigns and antitrust.

Department of Homeland Security

Thursday, July 17, 2003, 2:30 pm
U.S. Participants: Mr. Liscouski, Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, Department of Homeland Security, Andy Purdy, Acting Deputy Director of the National Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security, and Nancy Wong, Acting Director of the U.S. Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO)
Issues Discussed: Formation of Cybersecurity Office, critical infrastructure, critical information sharing, international cooperation and emergency preparations.