Issues relating to the digital economy.

Are Advancements in Computing Over? The Future of Moore’s Law

November 21, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Russell Senate Office Building
Constitution Ave. NE and 1st Street NE

From our smart phones to our broadband networks to the advanced electronics in our cars, we owe them all to “Moore’s Law.” Named after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, the term refers to a prediction made in the 1960s that computing power would double every two years. And miraculously it has: computing power is over 1.1 million times faster today than it was 40 years ago. Read more »

Next-Gen Data Centers: Bringing Energy Efficiency to Government

November 20, 2013
This event discussed the nature and importance of next-gen data center technologies and the role government can play as an early adopter.

Increasingly stringent budget constraints are pushing federal agencies to investigate ways to reduce costs and increase productivity. At the same time, new Executive Orders and Congressional actions have mandated increased energy efficiency for government. These two forces have come together to create new opportunities for next-generation ICT technologies, particularly innovative data centers. In an effort to keep government at the leading edge of ICT innovation, Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Mike Rogers (R-MI) have introduced the Energy Efficient Government Technology Act (H.R. Read more »

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Congress Asks: Is Bitcoin a Threat or a Revolution?

Christian Science Monitor
The evolution of virtual currency will require the development of new domestic and international legal frameworks.

The Internet of Things

November 18, 2013
| Reports

The "Internet of Things" refers to the concept that the Internet now serves as a platform for devices to communicate electronically with the world around them, creating an explosion of data that is transforming how we work and live. This report provides an overview of how the devices that make up the Internet of Things are affecting nearly every aspect of society. It also highlights policy opportunities to maximize the potential economic and social benefits of these technologies.

New Policy Ideas Needed for the New Internet of Things

Solution Providers Applaud FAA's Move To Lift In-Flight Mobile Device Ban

With the growing use of consumer electronics and the lack of hard evidence that they disrupted flight it made sense that the FAA would have to revisit these rules, says Daniel Castro.

Open Data Could Add $3 Trillion A Year In Total Value Worldwide

A 2013 McKinsey Global Institute report estimated that open data could add over $3 trillion in total value annually to the education, transportation, consumer products, electricity, oil and gas, health care and consumer finance sectors worldwide.  Read more »

Data Innovation 101

The Evolution of Digital Content

October 29, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street, NW
610 A

The past few years have seen a surge in the availability of legal, digital content. Consumers today have more choices than ever in how they get online access to movies, TV shows, books, music and more. How will the market for digital content continue to change in the coming years?  What impact will these changes have on companies’ bottom line? Read more »

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