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On the Rails with Young Americans

National Geographic
ITIF’s Travis Korte and Matthew Stepp discuss their participation in the Millennium Trains Project

In Depth- Federal News Radio

September 3, 2013
"The Internet of Things" means more stuff online than ever before. The implications for federal agencies may not even be on their radar screens yet. Daniel Castro is senior analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and director of the Center for Data Innovation.

"The Internet of Things" means more stuff online than ever before. The implications for federal agencies may not even be on their radar screens yet. Daniel Castro is senior analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and director of the Center for Data Innovation.

The “Internet of Things” Requires New Thinking on Data

August 27, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Realizing the benefits of the Internet of Things will require policymakers to break out of the old ways of thinking about data and privacy. 

Why Are There No Jobs for Hadoop in the Federal Government?

August 7, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

A likely reason that government agencies have not fully embraced “big data” is because government leaders still do not fully understand what it can do or how it can help them operate more efficiently. For example, text mining can be applied to financial fraud detection, research paper classification, student sentiment analysis and smarter search engines for all manner of government records, and machine learning can be used for decision support systems for healthcare, model generation for climate science, speech recognition for security and mobile data entryacross agencies.

ITIF Analysts Begin Tour Across America

Follow Matt on his Millennial Trains Project Blog. 

A Competitive Disadvantage?

Time
Entire U.S. industries are facing increased threat of a global backlash from customers due to the PRISM revelations.

Back to the beginning: Facebook finally matches ambitious IPO

Washington Times
Competition is growing among social media firms and Facebook will need to show advertisers that they have a unique and profitable method for engaging consumers.

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 »

Top 25 Most Influential People Under 40 in Gov and Tech

Fedscoop
ITIF’s Daniel Castro was honored for his efforts to improve government technology policy.

G8 charter puts open data on international agenda

July 12, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Last month’s international G8 summit produced a declaration with new guidelines for a broad range of policy issues. Included in this declaration was a pioneering set of recommendations for open data initiatives, known as the Open Data Charter. Here's what you need to know.  

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