Issues relating to government use of IT.

ITIF Consortium Wins Federal Grant to Make Voting More Accessible for Injured Soldiers

WASHINGTON - The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) consortium is the winner of the Military Heroes Initiative grant competition, sponsored by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The $500,000 grant will help advance efforts to improve voting technology and processes for military service members disabled in combat operations. Read more »

Spur Job Growth By Making Business Registration Easier

August 12, 2010
| Blogs & Op-eds

The Small Business Administration should redesign Business.gov and undertake a strategic design review of the federal and state small business registration process, redesigning it to create an integrated business registration website encompassing both federal and state requirements and contemplating the entire lifecycle of needs for small business start-ups, thus creating a one-stop shop for business registration in the United States.

Internet Evolution: No Online Census in 2010

April 6, 2010
The 2010 Census forms are arriving in mailboxes around the country. But why is there no option to submit your response online?

The 2010 Census forms are arriving in mailboxes around the country. But why is there no option to submit your response online?  ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro explains on Internet Evolution.

Also, see ITIF's report from 2008 that found the Census Bureau would have saved at least $30 million had it included an Internet response option for 2010.

Exploring Obama's Open Government

March 29, 2010
| Blogs & Op-eds

ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro evaluates President Obama's Open Government initiative.

What's Next for Open Government?

March 3, 2010
| Reports

On President Obama’s first day in office, he released a memo calling for “an unprecedented level of openness in Government” and increased “transparency, public participation, and collaboration.” After one year, has the impact of the use of technology for open government been substantive or inconsequential? In this WebMemo, ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro identifies strengths and weaknesses of the current open government initiatives and makes recommendations on how to make more effective use of technology.

The Atlantic's "State of the Union for Technology"

February 9, 2010
| Presentations

ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro spoke at The Atlantic’s upcoming State of the Union for Technology event on February 9, 2010. The panel addressed to what degree President Obama has made inroads on his promise to promote technology in government and what needs to be done to make more progress. Other panelists include Leslie Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer for the Center for Democracy and Technology, and Nancy Scola, Associate Editor of TechPresident.