Innovation, including the diffusion of information technology throughout the economy, is key to boosting productivity, which in turn is at the heart of increasing living standards.

The World Is Digital

November 1, 2009
| Reports

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.

Restoring our innovative edge

In this op-ed in Politico, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke cites ITIF's work how the U.S. is losing its global edge in innovation.

House Panel Puts in Motion Reauthorization of COMPETES Act

April 30, 2010
| Reports

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.

For Once and for All, Let's Agree the Government Can and Should Pick Winners

April 23, 2010
| Blogs & Op-eds

Role the U.S. Government Can Play in Restoring U.S. Innovation Leadership

March 24, 2010
| Testimony and Filings

ITIF President Rob Atkinson testified before the House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, offering suggestions on how the government can support innovation and strengthen U.S. competitiveness. In his testimony Atkinson laid out ITIF’s analysis showing how the U.S. is falling behind other nations and made the case for eight steps that include the establishment of a national innovation foundation, improvements in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education, and smarter commercialization of research.

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