I spent a few days this week working from our offices in Reston, Virginia. I lived in Reston a few years ago, while working as director of Internet engineering in a large national telecom company. The Reston, Herndon, Ashburn area is a center of both telecommunications and Internet operations for both the US and international communications industry.
During the visit I had several discussions with colleagues in our industry, and was re-introduced to the Northern Virginia Technology Council (http://www.nvtc.org/). While those of us in the Los Angeles area have access to several technology-related organizations such as the SoCalTech, San Diego Software Industry Council, Tech Coast Venture Network - not to mention our own Convergence Technology Council of California, the NVTC adds the element of public thought leadership and even government technology lobby.
One part of the NVTC agenda piqued my interest. This is a section of the "NVTC Techpac 2009 Legislative Agenda."