Public Safety

Digital Quality of Life: Understanding the Benefits of the IT Revolution

October 2, 2008

Please join us on October 2, 2008 for a special event to release this report featuring remarks from Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer for Microsoft and a briefing on the report from Rob Atkinson, President, ITIF.

Digital Quality of Life: Understanding the Benefits of the IT Revolution

October 1, 2008
| Reports

In the new global economy information technology (IT) is the major driver of both economic growth and improved quality of life. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) in its 2007 report Digital Prosperity: Understanding the Economic Benefits of the Information Technology Revolution documented how IT, since the mid-1990s, has been the principal driver of increased economic growth not only in the United States but also in many other nations. However, IT is also at the core of dramatic improvements in the quality of life for individuals around the world. In our new report, we show how IT is the key enabler of many, if not most, of today’s key innovations and improvements in our lives and society—from better education and health care, to a cleaner and more energy-efficient environment, to safer and more secure communities and nations.

Download a complete copy of the report (PDF)

Table of Contents

Part I – The Digital Information Revolution

Part II – Improving the Lives of Individuals

Part III – Improving our World

Part IV – Challenges Moving Forward

Roadmap to Digital Transformation: Implications for Intelligence

March 11, 2008
| Presentations

ITIF President Robert Atkinson’s presentation to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence outlines the intelligence implications of our increasingly digital economy and society.

IP and Broadband Technology - Working for Public Safety

July 23, 2007 - 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2105
Washington, DC

Over the past few years, Congress has funded improvements in public safety communications through grant programs at the Departments of Homeland Security and Commerce. Read more »

IP and Broadband Technology - Working for Public Safety

July 23, 2007
Video from the recent ITIF event "IP and Broadband Technology."

Over the past several years, Congress has funded improvements in public safety communications through grant programs at the Departments of Homeland Security and Commerce. Leading public safety organizations around the country are using these, and other grants programs, to pay for cutting-edge Internet Protocol (IP) and broadband technologies that deliver new and improved communications capabilities and interoperability. Read more »

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