Competitiveness

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.

Chile Catches a Wave to the Future

August 13, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Chile’s public-private Innovation Council has released a new strategy for long-term competitiveness, focusing on education, biological sciences, green energy, and building an innovation ecosystem.

Snowden chill: Aftershocks hit Silicon Valley

August 9, 2013
Daniel Castro discusses the impact of the PRISM revelations on the U.S. cloud computing industry in an interview for NPR’s Marketplace.

Daniel Castro discusses the impact of the PRISM revelations on the U.S. cloud computing industry in an interview for NPR’s Marketplace.

Lavabit Folds in Protest of Federal Data-Grab

August 9, 2013
Silicon Angle’s News Desk references “How Much Will PRISM Cost the U.S. Cloud Computing Industry?”

Silicon Angle’s News Desk references Daniel Castro’s report “How Much Will PRISM Cost the U.S. Cloud Computing Industry?” in a story on the recent decision to shutter the Edward Snowden-linked web service Lavabit.

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Policy Recommendations for the 2013 America COMPETES Act Reauthorization

May 7, 2013
25 Policy Recommendations for the 2013 America COMPETES Act Reauthorization panel discussion
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ITIF Analysts Begin Tour Across America

Follow Matt on his Millennial Trains Project Blog. 

A Television Addict's Validation

August 2, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

The DOC’s recently released report Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy details the economic contributions made by copyrighted industries to American GDP.

The Immigrant Brain Drain: How America Is Losing Its High-Tech Talent

PBS
In an op-ed for PBS’ the Business Desk, Vivek Wadhwa sites an ITIF report which analyzes the STEM worker shortage in the U.S.

The Immigrant Brain Drain: How America Is Losing Its High-Tech Talent
In an op-ed for PBS’ the Business Desk, Vivek Wadhwa sites an ITIF’s which analyzes the STEM worker shortage in the U.S.

 

Francis S. Collins: By the Book

New York Times
Francis S. Collins suggests that President Obama read “Leadership in Decline: Assessing U.S. International Competitiveness in Biomedical Research.”

CHLI Congressional Briefing Series - "Competition & Innovation"

July 25, 2013
| Presentations

Daniel Castro spoke on the topic of "How the Internet is Creating Opportunities for Latinos"  at the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Briefing on Internet & Innovation.

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The Impact of PRISM on Digital Trade Policy

July 24, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street
610A
Washington
DC
20005

The recent revelations that the United States (and some other countries) are engaging in widespread clandestine surveillance of digital communications challenges many prior assumptions about the privacy and security of electronic data. These national security efforts will likely have an impact on the ability of the U.S. Read more »

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