ITIF Publication, Events and News Articles http://www.itif.org/all/feed en Inclusive Prosperity Without the Prosperity: Limits of the “Middle-Out” Strategy http://www.itif.org/events/inclusive-prosperity-without-prosperity-limits-middle-out-strategy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p class="IntroText">To grow or to redistribute, that is a question up for debate as we head into the 2016 presidential campaign.&nbsp; Many are urging the next Democratic standard bearer to embrace the latter—redistribution and fairness framed as a “middle-out” strategy—as not only the right political strategy but the right economic strategy.&nbsp; Emblematic of this is the recent “Report of the Commission on Inclusive Prosperity,” issued by the Center for American Progress.&nbsp; The report lays out a narrative that has become the received economic wisdom for many Democrats: that the central challenges of our time are inequality and dwindling opportunity; that economic policy must focus on more equitable distribution of output; and that doing so will result in superior rates of economic growth. But the “middle-out” policy agenda skews heavily toward redistributing America’s current $17.7 trillion GDP and will do little to “grow the pie,” because it will not boost the most important drivers of economic prosperity: productivity, innovation, and competitiveness. What Democrats (and Republicans) need is a growth strategy grounded neither in conservative, supply-side economics nor in liberal, demand-side economics, but rather in an innovation economics that helps enterprises increase their demand for the real drivers of growth: research and development, skilled workers, and new capital equipment.</p> <p>Please join ITIF for a discussion of the limits of the “middle-out” strategy and what kind of growth agenda America needs so that all Americans can prosper going forward.</p> <p>This event is free, open to the public, and complies with ethics rules. This event will be live webcast and recorded.</p> <p>Additional panelists to be announced.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6636 </div> </div> </div> Competitiveness Economic Theory Productivity Wed, 13 May 2015 13:00:00 +0000 akey 6636 at http://www.itif.org The Future Postponed http://www.itif.org/events/future-postponed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-ext-registration"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://dc.mit.edu/innovation-deficit/event </div> </div> </div> <p>However you measure it, federal investment in research and development is in steep decline. As a share of the government’s budget, this year’s outlays will be the lowest since 1968, while as a share of the country’s economy this year’s figure will be $100 billion lower than the equivalent amount in 1983. A new study from MIT documents the consequences of this underinvestment. It provides numerous, tangible examples of missed opportunities to advance the frontiers of science, and it underscores the stakes for U.S. leadership in advanced technologies—from Alzheimer’s and infectious diseases discoveries in health care; to quantum computing, cybersecurity, and photonics in information technology; to fusion energy and advanced batteries; to space exploration and defense technologies.<br /> <br /> <em>The Future Postponed: Why Declining Investment in Basic Research Threatens&nbsp;</em><em>a U.S. Innovation Deficit</em>&nbsp;paints a bleak picture of the costs associated with constrained federal R&amp;D budgets as it connects the dots between our national commitment to scientific and technological research and our future prospects for U.S. economic competitiveness and national security.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6611 </div> </div> </div> Competitiveness Science and R&D Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000 akey 6611 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Commends Introduction of TPA Legislation http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/itif-commends-introduction-tpa-legislation Press Releases Trade Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6635 at http://www.itif.org Two to the 25th: 50 Years of Moore’s Law http://www.itif.org/publications/two-25th-50-years-moore-s-law <div> </div> <div> Could Moore’s Law be dead? </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/two-25th-50-years-moore-s-law#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6633 at http://www.itif.org How Turkey Can Turn Around its Economy http://www.itif.org/publications/how-turkey-can-turn-around-its-economy <div> </div> <div> A key to growth is a healthy innovation ecosystem. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-turkey-can-turn-around-its-economy#comments Intellectual Property Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6634 at http://www.itif.org The Global Flourishing of National Innovation Foundations http://www.itif.org/publications/global-flourishing-national-innovation-foundations <div> </div> <div> As the global race for innovation advantage intensifies, an increasing number of countries are establishing dedicated foundations or agencies to advance national innovation strategies. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/global-flourishing-national-innovation-foundations#comments Competitiveness Science and R&D Reports Mon, 13 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6628 at http://www.itif.org New Health Innovation More Valuable Than Previously Thought http://www.itif.org/publications/new-health-innovation-more-valuable-previously-thought <div> </div> <div> New research shows the value of medical innovation is much higher than previously estimated. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/new-health-innovation-more-valuable-previously-thought#comments Health IT Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6627 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Submits Comments for the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey on Internet Use http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-submits-comments-census-bureaus-current-population-survey-internet-use <div> </div> <div> ITIF submitted comments to the Computer and Internet Use Supplement for the Census Bureau&#039;s July 2015 Current Population Survey. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-submits-comments-census-bureaus-current-population-survey-internet-use#comments Broadband Internet Testimony and Filings Mon, 06 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6618 at http://www.itif.org Anatomy Of A Smear Attack on GMO Supporting Scientists http://www.itif.org/publications/anatomy-smear-attack-gmo-supporting-scientists <div> </div> <div> An attack on academic researchers critical of a professional opponent of agricultural innovation is shown to be contradicted by the facts. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/anatomy-smear-attack-gmo-supporting-scientists#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 06 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6619 at http://www.itif.org How China’s Internet Policy Hurts its Own Economy http://www.itif.org/publications/how-china-s-internet-policy-hurts-its-own-economy <div> </div> <div> Both domestic and foreign businesses in China need Internet speeds that are competitive with speeds in other countries. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-china-s-internet-policy-hurts-its-own-economy#comments Broadband Developing Economies Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 03 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6616 at http://www.itif.org Still Not Falling Behind http://www.itif.org/publications/still-not-falling-behind <div> </div> <div> No, America still isn’t falling behind Europe in broadband, despite what you may have heard. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/still-not-falling-behind#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 03 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6617 at http://www.itif.org The Data Economy is a Rich Source of High-Paying Jobs http://www.itif.org/publications/data-economy-rich-source-high-paying-jobs <div> </div> <div> The Big Data explosion has created a significant employment opportunity. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/data-economy-rich-source-high-paying-jobs#comments Data Innovation Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 03 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6625 at http://www.itif.org Click Here to Save Tech Policy from Populist Discontent http://www.itif.org/publications/click-here-save-tech-policy-populist-discontent <div> </div> <div> Tech-populism needs to be replaced with a more reasoned and fact based policy approach. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/click-here-save-tech-policy-populist-discontent#comments Broadband Intellectual Property Internet Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 02 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6620 at http://www.itif.org How Techno-Populism Is Undermining Innovation http://www.itif.org/events/how-techno-populism-impeding-healthy-tech-policy-debates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">Recent policy debates on technology issues, including the fights over net neutrality and SOPA, have been dominated by heated and overblown populist rhetoric, rather than fact-based policy analysis to advance the public interest. A new report from ITIF argues that an us vs. them populism has taken over technological debates in recent years and has had a deleterious effect on policymaking. The problem is not that debates have become more open and participatory, but rather that many who choose to engage do so from a position of fear, anger, or misunderstanding. Instead, the authors argue, policymakers and advocates should embrace “tech progressivism” based on an embrace of innovation and reason.</p> <p class="p2">Please join ITIF for an event to learn more about this report. ITIF will be joined by a series of panelists to discuss what tech populism means for the policy debates and how policymakers can bring the debate back to facts and reason, instead of spin and distortion, to further innovation for all.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">The event is free, open to the public, and complies with ethics rules. This event will be live webcast on this page and recorded. </p> <script src="//platform.twitter.com/oct.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[ twttr.conversion.trackPid('l5sda', { tw_sale_amount: 0, tw_order_quantity: 0 }); // ]]></script><p><noscript> &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://analytics.twitter.com/i/adsct?txn_id=l5sda&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;p_id=Twitter&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;tw_sale_amount=0&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;tw_order_quantity=0" /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="//t.co/i/adsct?txn_id=l5sda&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;p_id=Twitter&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;tw_sale_amount=0&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;tw_order_quantity=0" /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;</noscript></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-event-related-publication"> <div class="field-label">Related Report (Publication):</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/publications/how-tech-populism-undermining-innovation">How Tech Populism is Undermining Innovation</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6530,6610,6599 </div> </div> </div> Internet Privacy Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000 akey 6530 at http://www.itif.org H-1B Open Season: The Sprint for STEM Talent http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/h-1b-open-season-sprint-stem-talent Press Releases Competitiveness Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6608 at http://www.itif.org How Tech Populism is Undermining Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/how-tech-populism-undermining-innovation <div> </div> <div> This report explores how populism has overtaken many tech policy debates and proposes a counter philosophy of tech progressivism to better guide discussions and debates around tech policy issues. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-tech-populism-undermining-innovation#comments Broadband Intellectual Property Internet Privacy Reports Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6599 at http://www.itif.org Stop China’s Plan to Weaken American Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/stop-china-s-plan-weaken-american-innovation <div> </div> <div> The U.S. and its allies need to tell China enough is enough. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/stop-china-s-plan-weaken-american-innovation#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6606 at http://www.itif.org Elections Need a Tech Reboot http://www.itif.org/publications/elections-need-tech-reboot <div> </div> <div> U.S. elections have not kept pace with the opportunities afforded by technology. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/elections-need-tech-reboot#comments E-Government State and Local Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6609 at http://www.itif.org The Innovative State: Governments Should Make Markets, Not Just Fix Them http://www.itif.org/events/innovative-state-governments-should-make-markets-not-just-fix-them <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>The conventional view of what governments should do to foster innovation is simple: get out of the way. But economist Mariana Mazzucato argues that view is as wrong as it is widespread. In countries that owe their growth to innovation, she says the state has served not as a meddler in the private sector but as a key partner—and often a more daring one, willing to take the risks that businesses won’t.</p> <p>Across the entire innovation chain, from basic research to commercialization, governments have stepped up with needed investment that the private sector has been too scared to provide. Today, however, it has become harder for governments to think big. Across the globe, policymakers have targeted public debt, arguing that cutting government spending will spur private investment. As a result, the state agencies that have been responsible for the technological revolutions of the past have seen their budgets shrink.</p> <p>Join ITIF for a panel discussion on why governments need to think big again on innovation—and how they should take the lead in creating new markets, not just fix market failures.</p> <p>The event is free, open to the public, and complies with ethics rules. This event will be live webcast on this page and recorded.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6533,6605 </div> </div> </div> Science and R&D Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 akey 6533 at http://www.itif.org 'Trust Me' is a Bad Model for Internet Governance http://www.itif.org/publications/trust-me-bad-model-internet-governance <div> </div> <div> ICANN reforms are required to ensure that the upcoming transition of Internet oversight is successful. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/trust-me-bad-model-internet-governance#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6600 at http://www.itif.org What Would Cesar Chavez Think? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-would-cesar-chavez-think <div> </div> <div> Advocates who promote net neutrality as a societal equalizer are fighting the wrong battle. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-would-cesar-chavez-think#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6602 at http://www.itif.org Maximizing The Ex-Im Bank’s Benefits for Small Businesses http://www.itif.org/publications/maximizing-ex-im-bank-s-benefits-small-businesses <div> </div> <div> The small businesses amendments to the Ex-Im Banks&#039; Reauthorization hurt small businesses. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/maximizing-ex-im-bank-s-benefits-small-businesses#comments Competitiveness Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6603 at http://www.itif.org Can Manufacturing Regain a ‘Renaissance Lost’? http://www.itif.org/publications/can-manufacturing-regain-renaissance-lost <div> </div> <div> Optimists say there is a renaissance underway in American manufacturing, but they are torturing the data and drawing dangerous conclusions. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/can-manufacturing-regain-renaissance-lost#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6597 at http://www.itif.org The Internet of Things: Exploring the Next Technology Frontier http://www.itif.org/publications/internet-things-exploring-next-technology-frontier <div> </div> <div> The Internet of Things presents an opportunity to address major economic and societal change. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/internet-things-exploring-next-technology-frontier#comments Data Innovation Testimony and Filings Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6589 at http://www.itif.org Tax Proposals Attempt to Bridge the “Valley of Death” for Small Research Firms http://www.itif.org/publications/tax-proposals-attempt-bridge-valley-death-small-research-firms <div> </div> <div> Two new tax proposals promise to help small, research-intensive companies attract investors even when they are still far from profitability. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/tax-proposals-attempt-bridge-valley-death-small-research-firms#comments Science and R&D Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6591 at http://www.itif.org Beyond Free Trade vs. Protectionism http://www.itif.org/publications/beyond-free-trade-vs-protectionism <div> </div> <div> How policymakers can rise above the trench warfare that has long impeded progress on trade policy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/beyond-free-trade-vs-protectionism#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6584 at http://www.itif.org What Creates Jobs? Welcoming STEM Workers http://www.itif.org/publications/what-creates-jobs-welcoming-stem-workers <div> </div> <div> Welcoming high-skilled STEM workers in technology industries creates jobs in the service economy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-creates-jobs-welcoming-stem-workers#comments Competitiveness Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6585 at http://www.itif.org Time for America to Throw in the Competitiveness Towel http://www.itif.org/publications/time-america-throw-competitiveness-towel <div> </div> <div> If Congress fails to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank it puts America at a competitive disadvantage. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-america-throw-competitiveness-towel#comments Competitiveness Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6586 at http://www.itif.org Roundup® a Carcinogen? Never Mind the Science… http://www.itif.org/publications/roundup-carcinogen-never-mind-science <div> </div> <div> The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has departed from scientific consensus to declare glyphosate, a “probable human carcinogen.” </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/roundup-carcinogen-never-mind-science#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6581 at http://www.itif.org Manufacturing Universities: The Next-Generation University-Industry Partnership http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/manufacturing-universities-next-generation-university-industry-partnership-0 Press Releases Manufacturing Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6575 at http://www.itif.org Lifting of Tesla Ban is a Win for Consumers, Environment http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/lifting-tesla-ban-win-consumers-environment Press Releases Energy & Climate Transportation Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6576 at http://www.itif.org Sharing in the Success of the Digital Economy: A Progressive Approach to Radical Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/sharing-success-digital-economy-progressive-approach-radical-innovation <div> </div> <div> A collection of essays making the case for the progressive power of innovation and the digital economy in enabling societies to cope with new challenges. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/sharing-success-digital-economy-progressive-approach-radical-innovation#comments Productivity Books Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6577 at http://www.itif.org Ranking the G8 Countries on Open Data http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/ranking-g8-countries-open-data Press Releases Data Innovation Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6571 at http://www.itif.org Open Data in the G8: A Review of Progress on the Open Data Charter http://www.itif.org/publications/open-data-g8-review-progress-open-data-charter <div> </div> <div> This report assesses the current state of open data efforts in G8 countries. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/open-data-g8-review-progress-open-data-charter#comments Data Innovation Reports Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6569 at http://www.itif.org Canada’s False Patent Promise http://www.itif.org/publications/canada-s-false-patent-promise <div> </div> <div> How Canada is killing innovation in its pharmaceutical industry. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/canada-s-false-patent-promise#comments Intellectual Property Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6572 at http://www.itif.org Commercializing Breakthroughs at the Department of Energy http://www.itif.org/events/commercializing-breakthroughs-department-energy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-ext-registration"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/commercializing-breakthroughs-at-the-department-of-energy-tickets-16087907364 </div> </div> </div> <p>The Department of Energy invests nearly $10 billion a year towards developing cleaner, safer, and more affordable energy. Bringing job-creating technologies to market is a priority of the Department of Energy that it addresses through its network of national laboratories and partnerships with universities and industry. To further this mission, the Department of Energy has taken significant steps to increase support for transitioning breakthrough R&amp;D into transformational products and services. &nbsp;Just recently, the Department of Energy established the Office of Technology Transition, which oversees the transition of government R&amp;D to the private sector. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Please join the Center for Clean Energy Innovation to discuss these new efforts.&nbsp;Panelists will include:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Matthew Stepp</strong>, Executive Director, Center for Clean Energy Innovation </li> <li><strong>George Crabtree, </strong>Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research </li> <li><strong>Jetta Wong</strong>, Acting Director, Office of Technology Transitions, DOE</li><li><strong>Barri Gurau, </strong>Energy Initiatives Lead, Corporate Engineering and Technology, Lockheed Martin&nbsp;</li></ul><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6543 </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:00:00 +0000 akey 6543 at http://www.itif.org Reforming Regulation to Drive International Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/publications/reforming-regulation-drive-international-competitiveness <div> </div> <div> Smart regulatory reform focused on sectors that compete internationally can boost U.S. economic competitiveness while maintaining, or even increasing, social benefits. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/reforming-regulation-drive-international-competitiveness#comments Competitiveness Reports Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6564 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Argues for a Pro-Growth Digital Agenda http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-argues-pro-growth-digital-agenda <div> </div> <div> In the journal Democracy, ITIF lays out policies to guide an update to our communications laws. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-argues-pro-growth-digital-agenda#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6568 at http://www.itif.org Increase H-1B Visas as Part of the DHS Appropriations Bill http://www.itif.org/publications/increase-h-1b-visas-part-dhs-appropriations-bill <div> </div> <div> Despite funding for DHS being settled, the need for bipartisan solutions to immigration reform remains. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/increase-h-1b-visas-part-dhs-appropriations-bill#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 13 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6567 at http://www.itif.org Crypto Wars 2.0: How Should The U.S. Balance Privacy and National Security? http://www.itif.org/events/crypto-wars-20-how-should-us-balance-privacy-and-national-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, among other world leaders, have suggested that companies should not create IT products and services so secure that governments cannot gain access. FBI Director James Comey has gone so far as to criticize companies that build consumer devices designed without back doors for law enforcement, and one Justice Department official has labeled devices with strong encryption a “zone of lawlessness.” These statements reflect a deep disconnect between ongoing efforts, including within the federal government, to build ever more secure systems for data and attempts by the intelligence community and law enforcement to circumvent them. The tension also reflects a significant threat to the future economic success of the U.S. tech industry, since foreign competitors are likely to offer more secure alternatives in&nbsp;the global market.&nbsp;</p> <p>While the Crypto Wars of the 1990's may be over, there are clearly more battles ahead. Join ITIF for a panel to discuss how these proposed policies will affect consumers’ privacy and security, the implications for the U.S. tech sector, and alternative policy options that might strike a better balance the needs of law enforcement and robust security practices.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6454,6563 </div> </div> </div> Cybersecurity Privacy Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 akey 6454 at http://www.itif.org FCC Releases Open Internet Rules http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/fcc-releases-open-internet-rules Press Releases Broadband Thu, 12 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6555 at http://www.itif.org How Cloud is Driving Tomorrow's Digital Government http://www.itif.org/publications/how-cloud-driving-tomorrows-digital-government <div> </div> <div> Josh New spoke on how cloud computing and open data converge to deliver value and improve government services. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-cloud-driving-tomorrows-digital-government#comments Data Innovation Presentations Thu, 12 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6557 at http://www.itif.org How Technology is Reshaping the World Economy http://www.itif.org/events/how-technology-reshaping-world-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>Please join ITIF for discussion of a thought-provoking new report,&nbsp;<em style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 14.6666669845581px;"><a href="https://www.sc.com/en/news-and-media/news/global/2015-01-19-technology-reshaping-the-global-economy.html" target="_blank">Technology: Reshaping the Global Economy</a></em>, by Standard Chartered, which assesses the impact transformative digital technologies—including mobile, big data, robotics, 3D-printing, and artificial intelligence—will have on the development strategies of both emerging and developed economies. The report articulates the significant impacts digital technologies will have on business strategy and public policy, documenting how they will reshape developing countries’ roles in the global production system and can help developed nations avoid secular stagnation. The report clearly rejects the notion that productivity-enhancing technologies will engender mass unemployment and it forcefully makes the case that—for all nations—it is the adoption, not production, of technology that matters most. The report argues governments should therefore focus on creating conditions for effective adoption rather than try to create their own technology leaders. It concludes with policy recommendations all nations can apply to maximize the benefits of emerging technologies to their economies.</p><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. This event will be live webcast on this page and recorded.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6443,6556 </div> </div> </div> Productivity Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 akey 6443 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Files Recommendations for IP Transition http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-files-recommendations-ip-transition <div> </div> <div> ITIF filed comments with the FCC recommending guiding principles for aspects of the IP transition. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-files-recommendations-ip-transition#comments Broadband Testimony and Filings Tue, 10 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6548 at http://www.itif.org Mandatory “GMO” Labeling Proposals Are Failing Despite Unprecedented Efforts and Expenditure http://www.itif.org/publications/mandatory-gmo-labeling-proposals-are-failing-despite-unprecedented-efforts-and-expendit <div> </div> <div> Support for GM labeling is weaker than advocates claim. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/mandatory-gmo-labeling-proposals-are-failing-despite-unprecedented-efforts-and-expendit#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 10 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6551 at http://www.itif.org As Negotiators Head to Hawaii, ITIF Releases New Report on Role of Innovation in the TPP http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/negotiators-head-hawaii-itif-releases-new-report-role-innovation-tpp Press Releases Trade Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6539 at http://www.itif.org The Imperative of Protecting Life Sciences Innovation in the TPP http://www.itif.org/publications/imperative-protecting-life-sciences-innovation-tpp <div> </div> <div> To ensure the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement creates a framework in which life sciences innovation flourishes throughout the TPP region, it needs to include 12 years of data protection for novel biologic drugs. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/imperative-protecting-life-sciences-innovation-tpp#comments Intellectual Property Life Sciences Trade Reports Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6532 at http://www.itif.org How a Knowledge Tax Credit Could Stop Decline in Corporate Training http://www.itif.org/publications/how-knowledge-tax-credit-could-stop-decline-corporate-training <div> </div> <div> Business investment in worker training has been declining since the 1990s, but a knowledge tax credit could reverse the decline. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-knowledge-tax-credit-could-stop-decline-corporate-training#comments Science and R&D Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6538 at http://www.itif.org Study of Patents Shows Importance of Fed-Funded Research http://www.itif.org/publications/study-patents-shows-importance-fed-funded-research <div> </div> <div> A new report highlights substantial patent outputs of federal agencies. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/study-patents-shows-importance-fed-funded-research#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6540 at http://www.itif.org Privacy & Innovation in the Age of the Internet of Things http://www.itif.org/publications/privacy-innovation-age-internet-things <div> </div> <div> Rob Atkinson will present at &quot;Privacy &amp; Innovation in the Age of the Internet of Things&quot; at the Microsoft Innovation &amp; Policy Center. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/privacy-innovation-age-internet-things#comments Internet Presentations Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6542 at http://www.itif.org