Update: Join Letter to Secretary Mattis on Wearable Technology OPSEC Concerns

I urge you to join us in writing to Secretary of Defense James Mattis to express concern over details of sensitive DoD facilities publicly available from users of FitBits and other “smart” technology.  The recent

Washington Post article indicates that locations, routes, and other information can be gained by analyzing FitBit data of military personnel, presenting serious operational security concerns that could be exploited by our adversaries. Though this technology
can be valuable to keep our military personnel connected, it also could pose significant risk. This letter requests details on the Defense Department review of smart technology policies, details on any previous red cell testing or known compromises, and planned
mitigation efforts.

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Join Letter to Secretary Mattis on Wearable Technology OPSEC Concerns

I urge you to join me in writing to Secretary of Defense James Mattis to express concern over details of sensitive DoD facilities publicly available from users of FitBits and other “smart” technology.  The recent

Washington Post article indicates that FitBit data of military personnel can reveal their locations, routes, and other sensitive information. This presents serious operational security concerns that could be exploited by our adversaries.

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BRIEFING: Amazing Things that NIH-funded research makes possible

We want to draw your attention to an invitation you should have already received from United for Medical Research. On Wednesday, November 15th at 2:00pm,
UMR cordially invites you to attend a briefing entitled Amazing Things that NIH-funded research makes possible in the
Rayburn House Office Building, Room G – 2007. 

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BRIEFING: Amazing Things that NIH-funded research makes possible

We want to draw your attention to an invitation you should have already received from United for Medical Research. On Wednesday, November 15th at 2:00pm,
UMR cordially invites you to attend a briefing entitled Amazing Things that NIH-funded research makes possible in the
Rayburn House Office Building, Room G – 2007. 

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COSPONSOR Rep. Speier Sexual Harassment Bill

Over the past several weeks, I have been inspired by the courageous individuals coming forward with their stories of sexual harassment through the #MeToo campaign. It reminded me of my own experience with sexual harassment while serving as a young staffer
in Congress. (Follow me on Twitter at @RepSpeier to see the video in  which I shared my story and launched #MeToo Congress this morning.) It is critical that we shine a light on sexual harassment everywhere it happens, including right here in our own offices.
I encourage all of you, as well as current and former staff who feel safe in doing so, to join me in speaking out and sharing our stories.

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