In the forthcoming edition of the Journal of Technology Transfer, ITIF President Rob Atkinson offers a response to an article on revitalizing U.S. manufacturing by Greg Tassey, senior economist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Atkinson praises Tassey for his insights and lays out his own views that inaccurate ways of measuring manufacturing output and stubborn resistance by policy makers to support America’s technology sector could have negative repercussions for future U.S. competitiveness.
The World Is Digital
Debate rages on as to whether the world is flat, spiky, or “post-American.” But all sides should be able to agree that IT is at the root of these transformations, and succeeding in a digital world requires knowledge and innovation. In this article in IEEE's Internet Computing, Daniel Castro and Scott Andes discuss how the global economic landscape is shifting and the role IT has played in these transformations.
House Panel Puts in Motion Reauthorization of COMPETES Act
The reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act through a solid bipartisan vote in the House Science and Technology Committee represents a step in the right the direction. In a WebMemo, ITIF explains that the measure authorizes a number of programs aimed at closing the country’s innovation gap and includes some modifications long advocated by ITIF.