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Christopher Long


Christopher Long is president and CEO of Washington Resource Associates, a McLean, Va.-based public-affairs consulting firm. He is the founder of the Digital Dialogue Forum, Washington, D.C.'s premiere technology roundtable, and led the creation of the Homeland Security Dialogue Forum.

Long served as chairman of Virginia Gov.-elect Tim Kaine's Technology Policy Transition Committee and on the advisory committee for the Virginia General Assembly's Joint Committee on Technology and Science. For many years, he also has helped lead a national campaign to provide free tax assistance to lower- and moderate-income families.

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