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CompTIA’s New and Emerging Technologies (NET) Committee announced today that Chuck Brooks, vice president of Sutherland Government Solutions, will serve as the 2017 chairman of the New and Emerging Technologies Committee.
CompTIA’s NET Committee addresses the impacts of big data and data analytics, cloud, mobility, artificial intelligence, supercomputing, digital government, smart cities, and the Internet of Things. Founded last year, it has a mission that brings together the brightest technological minds in the industry to help address the current and future emerging technology policy landscape. The committee is currently involved in advocating for legislation that focuses on smart cities and communities.
Brooks serves as vice president for government relations and marketing for Sutherland Global Services. Chuck was recently cited as one of the top five people to follow on technology issues by LinkedIn. He served at the Department of Homeland Security as the first director of legislative affairs for the Science and Technology Directorate and also spent six years on Capitol Hill as a senior advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter. Chuck also advised the Bill and Melinda Gates Technology Partner Network and serves on the board of several technology innovation organizations. He was an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, has an M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in political science from DePauw University. Chuck is widely published on the subjects of innovation, public and private partnerships, emerging technologies, and issues of homeland security and cybersecurity.