Featured Mutimedia http://www.itif.org/featured_mutimedia_list en How Big Data is Driving the Next Wave of E-Government Innovation http://www.itif.org/media/how-big-data-driving-next-wave-e-government-innovation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 19, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF&#039;s Center for Data Innovation hosted a conversation about how data will impact government service delivery in the coming years. </div> </div> </div> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/how-big-data-driving-next-wave-e-government-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6244 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Debate: What is the Appropriate Legal Framework for Net Neutrality? Section 706 vs Title II http://www.itif.org/media/itif-debate-what-appropriate-legal-framework-net-neutrality-section-706-vs-title-ii <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 13, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF gathers two teams of experts to argue the merits of proposed legal approaches to net neutrality. </div> </div> </div> <p>With net neutrality rules from the Federal Communications Commission expected soon, ITIF gathers two teams of experts to argue the merits of proposed legal approaches. Advocating for classification of broadband providers as a Title II common carrier&nbsp;will be Michael Weinberg of Public Knowledge and Evan Engstrom of Engine Advocacy. Supporting reliance on Section 706 of the Communications Act will be Doug Brake of ITIF and Gregg Rothschild of Glover Park Group.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/itif-debate-what-appropriate-legal-framework-net-neutrality-section-706-vs-title-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6227 at http://www.itif.org The Ongoing Debate Over Net Neutrality http://www.itif.org/media/ongoing-debate-over-net-neutrality <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 12, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson discussed the the ongoing debate over net neutrality. </div> </div> </div> <p>President Barack Obama has called for the Internet to be regulated as a public utility. But many have argued this will inhibit broadband innovation. Rob Atkinson participated in a discussion on the Diane Rehm Show that took a look at the debate over fast lane pricing and its possible effect on consumers, technological development and U.S. global competitiveness.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://thedianerehmshow.org/audio/#/shows/2014-11-12/the_ongoing_debate_over_net_neutrality/@00:00" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Broadband Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6214 at http://www.itif.org Unfinished Business in Tech Policy http://www.itif.org/media/unfinished-business-tech-policy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 7, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson took part in TechFreedomTV&#039;s first episode discussing tech policy in the lame duck session, the next Congress, and beyond. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson took part in TechFreedomTV's first episode which was an expert panel discussing how the election results will affect tech policy in the lame duck session, the next Congress, and beyond.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYHgJAXOdKg" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6212 at http://www.itif.org The Right To Be Forgotten http://www.itif.org/media/right-be-forgotten <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 5, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alan McQuinn debates the pros and cons of the Right to be Forgotten around the world. </div> </div> </div> <p>The Right to be Forgotten—the ability for individuals to request that search engines remove links from queries associated with their names if those results are irrelevant, inappropriate, or outdated—may be spreading to Asia. Watch Alan McQuinn debate the pros and cons of the Right to be Forgotten around the world.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video/the-right-to-be-forgotten/1455428.html" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Internet Privacy Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6199 at http://www.itif.org Trade Promotion Authority: Do We Need a New Approach? http://www.itif.org/media/trade-promotion-authority-do-we-need-new-approach <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 29, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF hosted a conversation with an expert panel about the evolution of the TPA. </div> </div> </div> <p>Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), a law that allows the President to “fast-track” trade agreements for approval or disapproval by Congress by only allowing a “yes or no” vote, is a contentious issue. While it is crucial, especially given that the Obama Administration is in the middle of negotiations for two different potentially transformative trade agreements — the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) — it also raises questions of the appropriate delegation of Congressional authority over trade.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/trade-promotion-authority-do-we-need-new-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6172 at http://www.itif.org Next-Generation R&D Partnerships: The NCATS Success Story http://www.itif.org/media/next-generation-rd-partnerships-ncats-success-story <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 29, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A panel of leading experts discussed the NCATS technology transfer model, successful case studies, and lessons learned for other government agencies. </div> </div> </div> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/next-generation-rd-partnerships-ncats-success-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6196 at http://www.itif.org Creating a Knowledge Economy http://www.itif.org/media/creating-knowledge-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 26, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert Atkinson discussed the policy reforms Rhode Island should implement to boost its knowledge economy on Executive Suite, a public affairs programs on Fox Providence. </div> </div> </div> <p>Robert Atkinson discussed the policy reforms Rhode Island should implement to boost its knowledge economy on Executive Suite, a public affairs programs on Fox Providence. Following the appearance Atkinson presented findings from ITIF’s<em> 2014 State New Economy Index</em> at an event hosted by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://foxprovidence.com/category/local-programs/executive-suite/" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> State and Local Sun, 26 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6164 at http://www.itif.org How Bad Data Can Disadvantage the Poor http://www.itif.org/media/how-bad-data-can-disadvantage-poor <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 24, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro discussed the growing challenges created by data poverty in an interview with WXXI, the NPR affiliate for Rochester, NY. </div> </div> </div> <p>Daniel Castro discussed the growing challenges created by data poverty in an interview with WXXI, the NPR affiliate for Rochester, NY.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-innovation-friday-health-benefits-roc-and-how-bad-data-can-disadvantage-poor" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Data Innovation Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6169 at http://www.itif.org Outside, In: eDiplomacy http://www.itif.org/media/outside-ediplomacy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 9, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert Atkinson discussed how technology is empowering egalitarian voices, changing global relationships and improving the way countries, companies and citizens interact at this event sponsored by Politico. </div> </div> </div> <p>Robert Atkinson discussed how technology is empowering egalitarian voices, changing global relationships and improving the way countries, companies and citizens interact at this event sponsored by Politico.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.politico.com/events/outside-in-ediplomacy/index.html" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Internet Thu, 09 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6120 at http://www.itif.org The Global Mercantilist Index: A New Approach to Ranking Nations’ Trade Policies http://www.itif.org/media/global-mercantilist-index-new-approach-ranking-nations-trade-policies <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 9, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This event featured the release of the “Global Mercantilist Index” (GMI). </div> </div> </div> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/global-mercantilist-index-new-approach-ranking-nations-trade-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6119 at http://www.itif.org Understanding and Maximizing America's Evolutionary Economy http://www.itif.org/media/understanding-and-maximizing-americas-evolutionary-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 2, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson presented the findings from a new report that contrasts an evolutionary economic view with conventional economics. </div> </div> </div> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/understanding-and-maximizing-americas-evolutionary-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6104 at http://www.itif.org How Can Technology and Innovation Improve the U.S. Economy? http://www.itif.org/media/how-can-technology-and-innovation-improve-us-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson was featured on Bloomberg Radio discussing the impact of technology and innovation on productivity, competitiveness and overall economic health. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson was featured on Bloomberg Radio discussing the impact of technology and innovation on productivity, competitiveness and overall economic health.</p> Competitiveness Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6118 at http://www.itif.org Media Call on the Future of U.S. India Relations http://www.itif.org/media/media-call-future-us-india-relations <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 25, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF hosted a media call to discuss Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to the United States. </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF hosted a media call today to discuss Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to the United States. It highlighted the key issues that must be improved upon in order to enhance U.S. – India relations. Panelists included American Enterprise Institute Fellow and Wall Street Journal columnist Sadanand Dhume, ITIF Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell, Patrick Kilbride of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC),&nbsp; and Chris Moore of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).</p> Trade Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6079 at http://www.itif.org Empowering Big Data to Empower Groups http://www.itif.org/media/empowering-big-data-empower-groups <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 25, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an interview with Christopher Wolf, Daniel Castro discusses the rise of data poverty and its impact on American communities. </div> </div> </div> <p>In an interview with Christopher Wolf, Daniel Castro discusses the rise of data poverty and its impact on American communities.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://privacyassociation.org/news/a/empowering-big-data-to-empower-groups/" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Data Innovation Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6089 at http://www.itif.org Creating Value from Government Data: The Next Wave of Data-Driven Innovation http://www.itif.org/media/creating-value-government-data-next-wave-data-driven-innovation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 18, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Center for Data Innovation hosted a conversation with experts from government, industry, and civil society, exploring how policymakers should help guide the coming wave of data-driven innovation. </div> </div> </div> <p>Data-driven innovation represents an enormous opportunity for government agencies to become more efficient and effective. Using data and analytics, agencies can make smarter decisions, deliver higher-value services, and increase their productivity. In addition, the data revolution is unlocking new possibilities for government agencies to create economic opportunities through collaborations with the private sector. For example, as a recent report issued by the U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/creating-value-government-data-next-wave-data-driven-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Data Innovation Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6062 at http://www.itif.org The Global Innovation Economy and American Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/media/global-innovation-economy-and-american-competitiveness <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 17, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF hosted the American release of the Global Innovation Index 2014. </div> </div> </div> <p>The growth over the last two decades of a globally integrated, innovation-based economy has transformed international trade, R&amp;D and industrial development, while impacting job growth and competitiveness. As numerous governments now implement comprehensive innovation strategies designed to meet the challenges of this new paradigm, the United States’ long standing position as a global innovation leader is being challenged like never before.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/global-innovation-economy-and-american-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6057 at http://www.itif.org The Role of the National Labs in the 21st Century Innovation Economy http://www.itif.org/media/role-national-labs-21st-century-innovation-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 16, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Science and National Laboratory Caucus and the Center for Clean Energy Innovation held a briefing on the value of the DOE National Lab system. </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: 12.7272720336914px; line-height: 18px; color: #7d6a55; clear: left;">The Department of Energy’s National Laboratory system was originally developed around the Manhattan Project to assist in research related to the development of nuclear weapons. However, while the Labs’ image is often still based on this history, today the system is a central cog in America’s broader innovation ecosystem and a national driver of scientific and economic development.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/role-national-labs-21st-century-innovation-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6058 at http://www.itif.org Colorado’s Innovation Economy http://www.itif.org/media/colorado-s-innovation-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 14, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson discusses the 2014 State New Economy Index, which shows Colorado to be 6th in the nation. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson discusses the 2014 State New Economy Index, which shows Colorado to be 6th in the nation.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://innovationews.com/science/bioscience/dr-robert-atkinson-president-of-the-information-technology-innovation-foundation-at-biowest-2014/" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> State and Local Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6044 at http://www.itif.org Data for Social Justice: The Impact of Data on Underserved Communities http://www.itif.org/media/data-social-justice-impact-data-underserved-communities <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 10, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Join the Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion about the technologies and policies that can help build a more inclusive society. </div> </div> </div> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/data-social-justice-impact-data-underserved-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6030 at http://www.itif.org Resolving Cross-Border Internet Policy Issues http://www.itif.org/media/resolving-cross-border-internet-policy-issues <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 9, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF presents a new framework for evaluating cross-border Internet policy conflicts that respects both the global nature of the Internet and national laws and norms. </div> </div> </div> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/resolving-cross-border-internet-policy-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6026 at http://www.itif.org Accelerating Sustainability: Demonstrating the Benefits of Connected Cars http://www.itif.org/media/accelerating-sustainability-demonstrating-benefits-connected-cars <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 28, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Join us for a discussion on the potential impact of 16 emerging smart transportation technologies on US oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/accelerating-sustainability-demonstrating-benefits-connected-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5990 at http://www.itif.org Silicon Globalization and Its Constraints: The Rise of China's and India’s Semiconductor Industries http://www.itif.org/media/silicon-globalization-and-its-constraints-rise-chinas-and-india-s-semiconductor-industries <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 27, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF and GMU School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs present Professor Douglas Fuller presenting on the respective paths China and India have taken in developing their semiconductor industries. </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 18px; color: #7d6a55; clear: left;">In recent years, China and India have been pulling out all the stops in their efforts to incubate indigenous semiconductor fabrication and design industries. For instance, last December the Chinese government announced investments of up to $16.5 billion to catalyze development of an indigenous Chinese semiconductor industry in a bold gambit to make China the world’s leader in integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing by 2030.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/silicon-globalization-and-its-constraints-rise-chinas-and-india-s-semiconductor-industries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5987 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Urges New Music Copyright Legislation http://www.itif.org/media/itif-urges-new-music-copyright-legislation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 14, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alan McQuinn discusses recent comments ITIF filed with the Department of Justice urging action regarding music copyright law. </div> </div> </div> <p>In an interview&nbsp;with&nbsp;Govloop,&nbsp;Alan McQuinn discussed recent comments ITIF filed with&nbsp;the Department of Justice urging action regarding music copyright law.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/itif-urges-new-music-copyright-legislation" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Intellectual Property Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5956 at http://www.itif.org From Big Data to Cloud Computing: How IT is Creating a New Era of Disruptive Innovation http://www.itif.org/media/big-data-cloud-computing-how-it-creating-new-era-disruptive-innovation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 31, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF hosted a panel discussion on why disruptive IT transformations are occurring and how they impact consumers businesses and IT policy. </div> </div> </div> <div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">Industry after industry is being transformed by IT-enabled disruptive innovation. These include not only information-based industries, such as banking, media, real estate, and education, but also "atom-based" industries like transportation, agriculture, and health care.</div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/big-data-cloud-computing-how-it-creating-new-era-disruptive-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5919 at http://www.itif.org China Investigation of Microsoft Retaliation http://www.itif.org/media/china-investigation-microsoft-retaliation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 29, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Alley, Rob Atkinson argues China’s recent announcement of an investigation into Microsoft’s business practices is a &quot;show trial&quot; and retaliation for the U.S. government filing suit against Chinese hackers. </div> </div> </div> <p>In an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Alley, Rob Atkinson argues China’s recent announcement of an investigation into Microsoft’s business practices is a "show trial" and retaliation for the U.S. government filing suit against Chinese hackers.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000296767&amp;play=1" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Trade Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5909 at http://www.itif.org After the End of the Innovation Era http://www.itif.org/media/after-end-innovation-era <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 29, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson participated in the Roosevelt Institute’s The Next American Economy project. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson participated in the Roosevelt Institute’s The Next American Economy project which brought together 30 experts from various disciplines to envision tomorrow's economic and political challenges and develop today's solutions. In this video presentation, Atkinson argues that concerns about technological unemployment are misplaced, and that the real challenge for society will be continued innovation.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.nextnewdeal.net/rob-atkinson-after-end-innovation-era" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Productivity Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5908 at http://www.itif.org Senator Coons Unveils Bill to Designate "Manufacturing Universities" http://www.itif.org/media/senator-coons-unveils-bill-designate-manufacturing-universities <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 28, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Senator Coons Unveils Bill to Designate &quot;Manufacturing Universities&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), leader of the Senate's Manufacturing Jobs for America campaign, introduced new legislation on the floor of the Senate designed to boost STEM education and help universities prepare students for careers in advanced manufacturing. The bill is based in part on ITIF’s report Cut to Invest: Support the Designation of 20 "U.S. Manufacturing Universities."</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26RcYXZ12yY" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Manufacturing Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5933 at http://www.itif.org The Social Impact of Open Data http://www.itif.org/media/social-impact-open-data <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 23, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Center for Data Innovation and the Sunlight Foundation hosted a panel discussion highlighting the impact of open data across education, health care, international development, and other fields. </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 18px; color: #7d6a55; clear: left;">Government agencies collect a vast amount of data that has the potential to usher in large-scale social benefits, but these agencies must ensure that their data is not locked up.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/social-impact-open-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5895 at http://www.itif.org Markell Says Technology is Key to Boosting Economy http://www.itif.org/media/markell-says-technology-key-boosting-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 21, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Delaware Governor Jack Markell cites ITIF’s State New Economy Index during an interview with Delaware Public Radio. </div> </div> </div> <p>Delaware Governor Jack Markell cites ITIF’s State New Economy Index during an interview with Delaware Public Radio.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.wdel.com/story.php?id=61112" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> State and Local Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5884 at http://www.itif.org Carbon Pricing & Renewables, What Does It All Mean? http://www.itif.org/media/carbon-pricing-renewables-what-does-it-all-mean <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 19, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matthew Stepp discussed carbon pricing, carbon taxes, fossil fuel subsidies and their true impact on emissions with TalkSolar host Beth Bond. </div> </div> </div> <p>Matthew Stepp discussed carbon pricing, carbon taxes, fossil fuel subsidies and their true impact on emissions with TalkSolar host Beth Bond.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/19/carbon-pricing-renewables-mean/" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Sat, 19 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5885 at http://www.itif.org The Role of Trade and Technology in 21st Century Manufacturing http://www.itif.org/media/role-trade-and-technology-21st-century-manufacturing <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 17, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephen Ezell discussed the impact of U.S. trade policy on American manufacturing in testimony before the Senate Finance Committee. </div> </div> </div> <p>Stephen Ezell discussed the impact of U.S. trade policy on American manufacturing in testimony before the Senate Finance Committee.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=565ec6a8-5056-a032-526e-77a13f9f56e5" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Manufacturing Trade Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5880 at http://www.itif.org The Foundational Elements of the IP Transition: The Technology Behind the Transition http://www.itif.org/media/foundational-elements-ip-transition-technology-behind-transition <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 16, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF hosted a discussion of how telecom&#039;s foundational elements will change with the IP Transition. </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 18px; color: #7d6a55; clear: left;">The telecommunications industry is unquestionably entering a time of sweeping change. With the Technology Transition Trials we begin the evolution from the time-division multiplexed Public Switched Telephone Network (“PSTN”) toward an all Internet Protocol (“IP”) infrastructure. The significant economic and consumer benefits of this transition have long been recognized, making the question of a transition not “if” but “how quickly?”</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/foundational-elements-ip-transition-technology-behind-transition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5874 at http://www.itif.org What it Takes to Be the Top State http://www.itif.org/media/what-it-takes-be-top-state <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 23, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert Atkinson discussed the importance of innovation in the economic health of states on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street. </div> </div> </div> <p>Robert Atkinson discussed the importance of innovation in the economic health of states on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000286780&amp;play=1" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> State and Local Mon, 23 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5812 at http://www.itif.org America’s Top States for Business http://www.itif.org/media/america-s-top-states-business <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 20, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert Atkinson discusses the factors that enhance the economic health of states with CNBC’s Scott Cohn on The Closing Bell. </div> </div> </div> <p>Robert Atkinson discusses the factors that enhance the economic health of states with CNBC’s Scott Cohn on <em>The Closing Bell</em>. Cohn also highlights ITIF’s 2014 State New Economy Index which ranked states on their ability to adjust to the “new economy” and spur innovation based growth.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000286463&amp;play=1" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> State and Local Fri, 20 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5807 at http://www.itif.org Digital Readiness: Rethinking the Digital Divide http://www.itif.org/media/digital-readiness-rethinking-digital-divide <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 17, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF gathers a panel of experts to discuss John Horrigan&#039;s recent work on digital readiness and broadband adoption. </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 18px; color: #7d6a55; clear: left;">ITIF gathered a panel of experts to discuss John Horrigan's recent work on digital readiness and broadband adoption. Horrigan's report, presents data from a national survey on broadband adoption and access, with an eye towards users' general readiness to use broadband and other new technologies.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/digital-readiness-rethinking-digital-divide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5795 at http://www.itif.org Oversight Hearing on "American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Innovation" http://www.itif.org/media/oversight-hearing-american-energy-jobs-opportunities-innovation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 12, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matthew Stepp testified before the United States House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #554636; font-family: Arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">Matthew Stepp testified before the United States House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.</span></p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://naturalresources.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=381511" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Thu, 12 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5755 at http://www.itif.org How Oregon Can Win In The New Global Innovation Economy http://www.itif.org/media/how-oregon-can-win-new-global-innovation-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 11, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert Atkinson presented on the global best-practices in technology-based economic development that Oregon might consider to improve its economic performance. </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #7d6a55; font-family: arial; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 18px;">Robert Atkinson, co-author of the 2014 State New Economy Index reported on how Oregon ranks compared to other states and what are the global best-practices in technology-based economic development that Oregon might consider to improve its economic performance.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5754 at http://www.itif.org Build It and They Will Come? For Electric-car Charging Stations, Maybe Not Yet http://www.itif.org/media/build-it-and-they-will-come-electric-car-charging-stations-maybe-not-yet <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 6, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matthew Stepp was interviewed by WHYY on electric cars. </div> </div> </div> <p>Matthew Stepp was interviewed by WHYY on electric cars saying that the number 1 problem is that the batteries on which electric cars rely are still too expensive, which drives up the overall sticker price.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/thepulse/item/68668-build-it-and-they-will-come-for-electric-car-charging-stations-maybe-not-yet?linktype=dst_share" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Fri, 06 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5732 at http://www.itif.org Microsoft to Government Spies: Back Off http://www.itif.org/media/microsoft-government-spies-back <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 5, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro discussed the economic impact of the PRISM revelations on the U.S. technology sector with NPR-Seattle. </div> </div> </div> <p>Daniel Castro discussed the economic impact of the PRISM revelations on the U.S. technology sector with NPR-Seattle.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://kuow.org/post/microsoft-government-spies-back" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Privacy Thu, 05 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5735 at http://www.itif.org EnergyChat: Dissecting The EPA's Historic Carbon Regulations http://www.itif.org/media/energychat-dissecting-epas-historic-carbon-regulations <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 5, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matt Stepp participated in The Energy Collective&#039;s live Energy Chat on the EPA&#039;s proposed carbon regulations. </div> </div> </div> <p>Matt Stepp participated in The Energy Collective's live Energy Chat on the EPA's proposed carbon regulations.</p> Energy & Climate Thu, 05 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5728 at http://www.itif.org Hearing on Location Privacy Protection http://www.itif.org/media/hearing-location-privacy-protection <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 4, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CSPAN covered a hearing on location privacy held by Senator Al Franken which featured testimony from ITIF President Robert Atkinson. </div> </div> </div> <p>CSPAN covered a hearing on location privacy held by Senator Al Franken which featured testimony from ITIF President Robert Atkinson.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.c-span.org/video/?319758-1/privacy-location-stalking-apps" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Privacy Wed, 04 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5927 at http://www.itif.org The Indian Economy at a Crossroads http://www.itif.org/media/indian-economy-crossroads <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 30, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF hosted a discussion of its seminal report &quot;The Indian Economy at a Crossroads.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 18px; color: #7d6a55; clear: left;">With the recent election of Narendra Modi to become India's new Prime Minister, backed by his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Modi has an opportunity to chart a new economic growth path for India.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/indian-economy-crossroads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5706 at http://www.itif.org Reforming Global Climate Policy http://www.itif.org/media/reforming-global-climate-policy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 29, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matthew Stepp discussed methods for transforming international climate strategy to focus on innovation with Sirius XM POTUS’ Tim Farley. </div> </div> </div> <p>Matthew Stepp discussed methods for transforming international climate strategy to focus on innovation with Sirius XM POTUS’ Tim Farley. This is the only way we can truly make clean energy more affordable than fossil fuels and obtain the global emissions reductions necessary to address climate change.</p> Energy & Climate Thu, 29 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5707 at http://www.itif.org The Copyright Alert System: Year One in Review http://www.itif.org/media/copyright-alert-system-year-one-review <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 28, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF to hosted a discussion of the first year of the Copyright Alert System and its impact on digital copyright infringement. </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 18px; color: #7d6a55; clear: left;">ITIF hosts the one-year anniversary of the Center for Copyright Information’s Copyright Alert System (CAS). The CAS is a voluntary collaboration between leading Internet service providers (ISPs) and copyright holders designed to reduce digital copyright infringement through a progressive series of six graduated notifications.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/copyright-alert-system-year-one-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5692 at http://www.itif.org Increasing Voting Accessibility http://www.itif.org/media/increasing-voting-accessibility <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 16, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro discusses the policy reforms and technology innovations that can improve voting accessibility for individuals with disabilities on Sirius XM POTUS. </div> </div> </div> <p>Daniel Castro discusses the policy reforms and technology innovations that can improve voting accessibility for individuals with disabilities on Sirius XM POTUS.</p> Accessibility Fri, 16 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5677 at http://www.itif.org FCC Approves Net Neutrality NPRM http://www.itif.org/media/fcc-approves-net-neutrality-nprm <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 16, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Doug Brake discusses federal net neutrality policy with Charles Ellison on Sirius-XM POTUS’ Midday Briefing. </div> </div> </div> <p>Doug Brake discusses federal net neutrality policy with Charles Ellison on Sirius-XM POTUS’ <em>Midday Briefing</em>.</p> Broadband Fri, 16 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5676 at http://www.itif.org U.S. Regulators Consider New Net Neutrality Rules http://www.itif.org/media/us-regulators-consider-new-net-neutrality-rules <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Doug Brake spoke with Bloomberg Radio’s Taking Stock regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) efforts to develop new net neutrality rules. A Notice of Proposed Rule Making on the issue was released by the FCC on May 15.</p> Broadband Thu, 15 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5666 at http://www.itif.org Why Innovation Should Be at the Heart of Climate Policy http://www.itif.org/media/why-innovation-should-be-heart-climate-policy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an interview with The Breakthrough, Matthew Stepp discussed current trends in energy innovation policy and the central role it should play in the effort to address climate change. </div> </div> </div> <p>In an interview with <em>The Breakthrough</em>, Matthew Stepp discussed current trends in energy innovation policy and the central role it should play in the effort to address climate change.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://thebreakthrough.org/index.php/programs/energy-and-climate/why-innovation-should-be-at-the-heart-of-climate-policy" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Thu, 15 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5657 at http://www.itif.org Innovations in Elections: Making Voting Accessible for Everyone http://www.itif.org/media/innovations-elections-making-voting-accessible-everyone <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 14, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF hosted a discussion of new technologies, practices, and policies that can help make elections more accessible for everyone. </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 18px; color: #7d6a55; clear: left;">Voting is an important activity for citizens in any democracy, but when elections are not accessible for people with disabilities, as many as 20 percent of potential U.S. voters—47 million individuals—face barriers to voting. While elections are more accessible today than in years past, more progress is needed. Advances in technology have created new opportunities for innovation in elections.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/innovations-elections-making-voting-accessible-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5648 at http://www.itif.org Vermont Gov. Signs GMO Labeling Bill into Law http://www.itif.org/media/vermont-gov-signs-gmo-labeling-bill-law <p>In an interview with Radio Boston, Val Giddings argues that decades of scientific research have shown that food improved through biotechnology is just as safe as any other food and therefore specific GMO labels are unnecessary and misleading.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://radioboston.wbur.org/2014/05/08/vermont-gmo-labeling" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Life Sciences Fri, 09 May 2014 19:27:55 +0000 akey 5624 at http://www.itif.org Accelerating Sustainability: Maximizing the Benefits of Connected Cars http://www.itif.org/media/accelerating-sustainability-maximizing-benefits-connected-cars <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 8, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF hosted a policy discussion about the benefits of connected cars on clean energy. </div> </div> </div> <p>The age of the intelligent vehicle is here. Every day new technologies are being announced that allow us to save time, fuel, and emissions when we travel. We are bringing experts together to identify and describe some of the most promising technologies on the market and discuss how government policy can extend their benefits to our communities and our planet. The first of two panels will be "Connected Cars are Cleaner Cars." Please join us for a great discussion!</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5618 at http://www.itif.org University Research Funding: Still Lagging Behind and Showing No Signs of Improvement http://www.itif.org/media/university-research-funding-still-lagging-behind-and-showing-no-signs-improvement <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 7, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF hosted an expert panel on the current state of investment in university R&amp;D and the policy reforms required to strengthen innovation and growth. </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 18px; color: #7d6a55; clear: left;">It will come as a surprise to many that America is no longer, and nowhere near, the lead nation in terms of funding university research. In fact, as ITIF has&nbsp;<a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: #0055a5; text-decoration: none;" href="http://www2.itif.org/2013-university-research-funding-no-sign-improvement.pdf">reported</a>, of 39 nations, the U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/university-research-funding-still-lagging-behind-and-showing-no-signs-improvement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5614 at http://www.itif.org Briefing: Why America Needs the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI) - H.R. 2996 http://www.itif.org/media/briefing-why-america-needs-revitalize-american-manufacturing-and-innovation-act-rami-hr-2996 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 29, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF will host a briefing on H.R. 2996 - The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act. </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF will host a briefing on H.R. 2996 - The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act at the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The RAMI legislation supports public-private partnerships between the federal government, local governments, universities, research institutes, and industry to accelerate manufacturing innovation in technologies with commercial applications by leveraging resources to bridge the gap between basic research performed at U.S. universities and research laboratories and product development by U.S. manufacturers.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/briefing-why-america-needs-revitalize-american-manufacturing-and-innovation-act-rami-hr-2996" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5591 at http://www.itif.org How Important Is Digital Technology to Our Economic Future? http://www.itif.org/media/how-important-digital-technology-our-economic-future <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 22, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>In an interview with <em>Economic Assessments</em>, Rob Atkinson discussed the central role of technology in enhancing productivity, economic development and job growth.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.gailfosler.com/important-digital-technology-economic-future-interview-rob-atkinson" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Productivity Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5638 at http://www.itif.org Congress Test Drives the Toyota i-Road http://www.itif.org/media/congress-test-drives-toyota-i-road <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 10, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bloomberg TV’s In the loop with Betty Liu profiles the i-Road test drive presented at ITIF’s event How Technology is Reshaping the Future of Mobility. </div> </div> </div> <p>Bloomberg TV’s In the loop with Betty Liu profiles the i-Road test drive presented at ITIF’s event How Technology is Reshaping the Future of Mobility.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/video/toyota-s-three-wheeled-car-gets-tested-on-the-hill-5UEm~Uo0SJu2tfYmzqTWjA.html" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Transportation Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5530 at http://www.itif.org How Technology is Reshaping the Future of Mobility http://www.itif.org/media/how-technology-reshaping-future-mobility <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 10, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Join ITIF for a discussion about the future of mobility, the new technologies and business models that are likely to emerge, and the policies that can help spur even greater innovation. </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 18px; color: #7d6a55; clear: left;">Transportation is undergoing a technological transformation. Even as companies compete to introduce new and more efficient fuel technologies, increasing consumer demand for connectivity is turning the vehicle into the next mobile platform. Changing demographics and consumer behavior have inspired new mobility models, such as car-sharing and ride-sharing.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/how-technology-reshaping-future-mobility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5522 at http://www.itif.org Defending the Deal: Comcast and Time Warner Head to DC http://www.itif.org/media/defending-deal-comcast-and-time-warner-head-dc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 9, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Doug Brake discussed the Comcast/Time Warner merger with Stephanie Sy on Al Jazeera America’s AM News. </div> </div> </div> <p>Doug Brake discussed the Comcast/Time Warner merger with Stephanie Sy on Al Jazeera America’s AM News. Brake argued the merger could be good for consumers by increasing economies of scale and enhancing telecom innovation.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://ajam.app.box.com/s/h4b38mpidcr0oi287hxr" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Broadband Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5516 at http://www.itif.org The Economic Impact of Open Data http://www.itif.org/media/economic-impact-open-data <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 8, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A panel discussion highlighting how government agencies can promote continued data-driven growth. </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 18px; color: #7d6a55; clear: left;">Government agencies collect a vast amount of data that is valuable not only to the agency that collected it, but also to many other stakeholders in the public and private sector.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/economic-impact-open-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5521 at http://www.itif.org Bully or Bodyguard? Assessing the Proper Role of the United States in Internet Governance http://www.itif.org/media/bully-or-bodyguard-assessing-proper-role-united-states-internet-governance <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 3, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This panel will discuss America’s longstanding, central role in Internet governance and the potential impacts to the system of proposed reforms. </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 18px; color: #7d6a55; clear: left;">A&nbsp;<a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: #0055a5; text-decoration: none;" href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-07oct13-en.htm" target="_blank">variety of organizations</a>, including the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Internet Society (ISOC), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), have demanded that the United States step down from its his</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/bully-or-bodyguard-assessing-proper-role-united-states-internet-governance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5509 at http://www.itif.org Obama calls for NSA reforms http://www.itif.org/media/obama-calls-nsa-reforms <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 26, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A report on reforms to the NSA’s surveillance programs on ABC 7 News cited ITIF’s report How Much Will PRISM Cost the U.S. Cloud Computing Industry? </div> </div> </div> <p>A report on reforms to the NSA’s surveillance programs on ABC 7 News cited ITIF’s report How Much Will PRISM Cost the U.S. Cloud Computing Industry?</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.connectamarillo.com/news/story.aspx?id=1023872#.UzQ9BahdVLA" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Privacy Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5486 at http://www.itif.org Open Data Visualization http://www.itif.org/media/open-data-visualization <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 24, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VizWorld profiles the 2014 Data Innovation Day Policy Conference hosted by ITIF and the Center for Data Innovation. </div> </div> </div> <p>VizWorld profiles the 2014 Data Innovation Day Policy Conference hosted by ITIF and the Center for Data Innovation.</p> Data Innovation Mon, 24 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5477 at http://www.itif.org Tech Companies Pay NSA Penalty http://www.itif.org/media/tech-companies-pay-nsa-penalty <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 21, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro argues the PRISM fallout could cost the American cloud computing sector $35 billion over the next 3 years. </div> </div> </div> <p>Daniel Castro spoke with CBS Radio-Los Angeles regarding the ongoing impact of the PRISM revelations on U.S. tech companies. Castro argues the fallout could cost the American cloud computing sector $35 billion over the next 3 years.</p> Privacy Fri, 21 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5478 at http://www.itif.org The National Broadband Plan: Four Years Later http://www.itif.org/media/national-broadband-plan-four-years-later <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 19, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF hosted a panel discussing the plan’s implementation, focusing on adoption in vertical markets. </div> </div> </div> <p>In March 2010, at the request of Congress, the Obama administration presented a strategy for expanding the availability and adoption of broadband Internet access nationwide. The National Broadband Plan included specific proposals to address "national purposes" through expanded broadband access, including job creation and economic growth, consumer welfare, civic participation, public safety and homeland security, health care, and energy independence and efficiency.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/national-broadband-plan-four-years-later" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5459 at http://www.itif.org The Impact of the ICANN Decision http://www.itif.org/media/impact-icann-decision <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 19, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro discussed the impacts of the U.S. government decision to relinquish oversight of Internet governance on ABC Radio-Los Angeles’ Doug McIntyre Show. </div> </div> </div> <p>Daniel Castro discussed the impacts of the U.S. government decision to relinquish oversight of Internet governance on ABC Radio-Los Angeles’ Doug McIntyre Show.</p> Internet Wed, 19 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5465 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Debate: Is There a STEM Worker Shortage? http://www.itif.org/media/itif-debate-there-stem-worker-shortage <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 13, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF hosted a lively debate regarding the STEM worker shortage. </div> </div> </div> <div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">The issue of high skill immigration is receiving increased attention as Congress considers comprehensive immigration legislation. Underlying this issue is an ongoing debate surrounding the U.S. labor market for high-skill workers, including those in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The key policy questions being discussed include: is there a shortage of STEM workers in the U.S. economy; is the U.S.</div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/itif-debate-there-stem-worker-shortage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5436 at http://www.itif.org The 25th Anniversary of the Internet http://www.itif.org/media/25th-anniversary-internet <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 12, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro discusses the evolution of the Internet over the last quarter century and where the Web is headed in the future on CBS Radio L.A. </div> </div> </div> <p>Daniel Castro discusses the evolution of the Internet over the last quarter century and where the Web is headed in the future on CBS Radio Los Angeles.</p> Internet Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5433 at http://www.itif.org Lawmakers Consider Labeling Genetically Modified Food http://www.itif.org/media/lawmakers-consider-labeling-genetically-modified-food <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 11, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>In an interview with CBS Baltimore, ITIF Senior Fellow Val Giddings argued that Maryland’s proposed mandatory GMO labeling bill would mislead consumers and raise food prices without increasing food safety or security.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2014/03/11/lawmakers-consider-labeling-genetically-modified-food/" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Life Sciences Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5438 at http://www.itif.org Experts Weigh In: President Obama’s Budget Proposal http://www.itif.org/media/experts-weigh-president-obama-s-budget-proposal <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 4, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert Atkinson participated in an online discussion hosted by the Urban Institute which analyzed the potential impact of President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal </div> </div> </div> <p>Robert Atkinson participated in an online discussion hosted by the Urban Institute which analyzed the potential impact of President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal. Atkinson argues that the proposal reduces long term investments in research and innovation and will only exacerbate competitiveness decline and economic stagnation.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://branch.com/b/experts-weigh-in-president-obama-s-budget-proposal" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Economic Theory Science and R&D Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5415 at http://www.itif.org Close the Innovation Deficit http://www.itif.org/media/close-innovation-deficit <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 27, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF proudly supports Close the Innovation Deficit. </div> </div> </div> <p>Close the Innovation Deficit is an effort by leaders of the business, higher education, scientific, and high-tech manufacturing communities who are concerned about cuts and stagnating federal investments in research and higher education at a time when other nations are pouring resources into these areas.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/close-innovation-deficit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Theory Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5402 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Debate: Congress Should Retain and Expand the R&D Tax Credit http://www.itif.org/media/itif-debate-congress-should-retain-and-expand-rd-tax-credit <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 26, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A spirited debate on the R&amp;D Tax Credit. </div> </div> </div> <p>In 1981, the federal government established the research and experimentation (R&amp;D) tax credit. Today, with Congress considering comprehensive corporate tax reform some have argued that Congress should jettison the credit and use the savings to pay for statutory rate reduction. For example, in a recent Washington Post op-ed, noted tax economist Marty Sullivan, argued for elimination of the tax. In contrast, ITIF has argued that this would be a mistake and that the credit plays a valuable role in spurring investment in U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/itif-debate-congress-should-retain-and-expand-rd-tax-credit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Science and R&D Taxes Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5394 at http://www.itif.org Realizing the Promise of Telehealth http://www.itif.org/media/realizing-promise-telehealth <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 26, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF, along with the co-sponsors of the Telehealth Modernization Act discussed how Congress can help expand the benefits of telehealth to all Americans. </div> </div> </div> <p>An aging population and an expansion in health care coverage means that more Americans will be using health care services in the coming years. As new demands are placed on our national health care system, policymakers need to be actively working to leverage technology to lower costs, increase access, and improve quality of care. One important opportunity is to use telehealth technologies to easily connect doctors and patients through online encounters that are often on par with in-person ones, but with lower costs and greater convenience for doctors and patients.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/realizing-promise-telehealth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5399 at http://www.itif.org India's Troublesome Intellectual Property Environment http://www.itif.org/media/indias-troublesome-intellectual-property-environment <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 25, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> India&#039;s Troublesome Intellectual Property Environment </div> </div> </div> <p>Robert Atkinson and other leaders in IP community discuss India's lax IP protections in the latest policy video produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center.</p> Intellectual Property Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5400 at http://www.itif.org Can GMOs Solve World Hunger? http://www.itif.org/media/can-gmos-solve-world-hunger <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 18, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mike Walter discusses GMOs with ITIF’s Val Giddings on CCTV. </div> </div> </div> <p>Are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) creating a revolution in food and agriculture that could help solve world hunger? Mike Walter discusses the issue with ITIF’s Val Giddings on CCTV.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.cctv-america.tv/2014/02/18/can-gmos-genetically-modified-organisms-solve-world-hunger/" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Life Sciences Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5381 at http://www.itif.org The Value of Brands and Reputation in the Global Marketplace http://www.itif.org/media/value-brands-and-reputation-global-marketplace <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 12, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF will host a panel for the release of WIPO&#039;s new 2013 World Intellectual Property Report: Brands-Reputation and Image in the Global Marketplace. </div> </div> </div> <div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"><span style="font-family: arial; color: #7d6a55; font-size: x-small;"><span style="line-height: 18px;">Everyone understands the value of business brands for consumers and sales, but the evidence on the economy-wide implications of branding is limited. For example, how much do companies invest in branding relative to other tangible and intangible assets? In which ways are there markets for brands? How do branding choices affect the functioning of market competition?</span></span></div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/value-brands-and-reputation-global-marketplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5367 at http://www.itif.org Senator Coons Unveils Bill to Modernize National Labs and Spur Innovation http://www.itif.org/media/senator-coons-unveils-bill-modernize-national-labs-and-spur-innovation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 30, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) announced the introduction of the America INNOVATES Act on the floor of the U.S. Senate Jan. 29 </div> </div> </div> <p>Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) announced the introduction of the America INNOVATES Act on the floor of the U.S. Senate Jan. 29. The legislation is based, in part, on the June 2013 report <em>Turning the Page: Reimagining the National Labs in the 21st Century Innovation Economy</em> produced by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the Center for American Progress, and the Heritage Foundation.</p> Energy & Climate Science and R&D Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5325 at http://www.itif.org NSA Site’s “Kids Section” a Fresh Embarrassment in Light of Snowden Leaks http://www.itif.org/media/nsa-site-s-kids-section-fresh-embarrassment-light-snowden-leaks <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 29, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro joined VOR’s Justin Mitchell to discuss kid-oriented websites and their level of effectiveness in educating people about the nation’s intelligence programs. </div> </div> </div> <p>Daniel Castro joined VOR’s Justin Mitchell to discuss kid-oriented websites and their level of effectiveness in educating people about the nation’s intelligence programs.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://voiceofrussia.com/us/2014_01_29/NSA-site-s-kids-section-a-fresh-embarrassment-in-light-of-Snowden-leaks-5339/" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Privacy Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5327 at http://www.itif.org #EnergyChat: Unraveling the President's State of the Union Address http://www.itif.org/media/energychat-unraveling-presidents-state-union-address <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 29, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matthew Stepp, and Megan Nicholson discuss the implications of the President&#039;s State of the Union address on U.S. climate and energy policy in an #EnergyChat with the Energy Collective. </div> </div> </div> <p>Matthew Stepp, and Megan Nicholson discuss the implications of the President's State of the Union address on U.S. climate and energy policy in an #EnergyChat with the Energy Collective.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://theenergycollective.com/mstepp/333996/energychat-unraveling-presidents-state-union-address" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5336 at http://www.itif.org Debating Broadband Speeds in America: What Do the Numbers Say and Why Do They Matter? http://www.itif.org/media/debating-broadband-speeds-america-what-do-numbers-say-and-why-do-they-matter <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 29, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson and Sascha Meinrath debate the relative standing of high-speed communications networks in the U.S. at the State of the Net. </div> </div> </div> <p>The relative standing of high-speed communications networks in the United States is a subject of periodic debate. Various organizations rank countries' network speeds, and some find America's standing wanting. The debate typically unfolds from this point with some disputing the metrics used to develop rankings, others saying international comparisons really are not "apples to apples" across countries, while others say America's ranking is call for alarm and policy intervention.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/debating-broadband-speeds-america-what-do-numbers-say-and-why-do-they-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5323 at http://www.itif.org Enhancing University-Industry R&D Partnerships http://www.itif.org/media/enhancing-university-industry-rd-partnerships <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 28, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The third and final event in this series will investigate avenues to strengthen University-Industry R&amp;D Partnerships </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; color: #7d6a55; clear: left;">Post-World War II era U.S. science, technology, and innovation policy has been defined by a linear approach to public investment in basic research. For many decades, this worked because the U.S. was one of the few countries with the technological capabilities to translate research into new products and services. But in today’s intensely competitive global economy where nations are fiercely competing for innovation advantage, this paradigm is no longer tenable.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/enhancing-university-industry-rd-partnerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5321 at http://www.itif.org Data Vault Special Addition: Data Innovation Day http://www.itif.org/media/data-vault-special-addition-data-innovation-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scott Maucione reviews the open data demonstration projects presented at Data Innovation Day. </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Scott Maucione reviews the open data demonstration projects presented at Data Innovation Day.</span></p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://fedscoop.com/data-vault-special-addition-data-innovation-day/" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Data Innovation Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:16:38 +0000 akey 5310 at http://www.itif.org Data Vault Special Addition: Data Innovation Day http://www.itif.org/media/data-vault-special-addition-data-innovation-day-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 23, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scott Maucione reviews the open data demonstration projects presented at Data Innovation Day. </div> </div> </div> <p>Scott Maucione reviews the open data demonstration projects presented at Data Innovation Day.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://fedscoop.com/data-vault-special-addition-data-innovation-day/" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Data Innovation Thu, 23 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5318 at http://www.itif.org Business Left Exposed in Obama NSA Reforms http://www.itif.org/media/business-left-exposed-obama-nsa-reforms <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 17, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reuters TV interviewed Daniel Castro on the continued impacts of the PRISM revelations for American tech companies. </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Reuters TV interviewed Daniel Castro on the continued impacts of the PRISM revelations for American tech companies.</span></p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.austin360.com/videos/news/business-left-exposed-in-obama-nsa-reforms/vCNnTb/" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Privacy Fri, 17 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5301 at http://www.itif.org How NSA Surveillance Will Crimp Tech Profits http://www.itif.org/media/how-nsa-surveillance-will-crimp-tech-profits <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 17, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro discusses NSA surveillance reforms on Bloomberg TV’s Street Smart. </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Daniel Castro discusses NSA surveillance reforms and their potential impact on the digital economy on Bloomberg TV’s Street Smart.</span></p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/video/how-nsa-surveillance-will-crimp-tech-profits-HbnwQO3cRlC4MRJGB~wXfA.html" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Privacy Fri, 17 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5297 at http://www.itif.org Do Americans Even Care About Obama's NSA Reforms? http://www.itif.org/media/do-americans-even-care-about-obamas-nsa-reforms <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 17, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro discusses the impact of the NSA revelations on societal behavior on NPR’s Marketplace. </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Daniel Castro discusses the impact of the NSA revelations on societal behavior on NPR’s Marketplace.</span></p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/do-americans-even-care-about-obamas-nsa-reforms" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Privacy Fri, 17 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5296 at http://www.itif.org The Role of Intangible, Knowledge-based Capital in Economic Growth http://www.itif.org/media/role-intangible-knowledge-based-capital-economic-growth <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 14, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A presentation on the “OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013 Innovation for Growth” report, with a focus on intangible capital. </div> </div> </div> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/role-intangible-knowledge-based-capital-economic-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5285 at http://www.itif.org Book Discussion: Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy http://www.itif.org/media/book-discussion-doing-capitalism-innovation-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 8, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF hosted a rousing discussion with William Janeway on how best to utilize innovation for economic and social good. </div> </div> </div> <p>William Janeway is one of the world's leading "theorist-practitioners" in the fields of innovation and technology.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/book-discussion-doing-capitalism-innovation-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5266 at http://www.itif.org A Plan for Growth-Oriented Deficit Reduction http://www.itif.org/media/plan-growth-oriented-deficit-reduction <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 7, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF and an expert panel will discuss our unique budget and debt proposal that will boost U.S. productivity, innovation, and competitiveness while also reducing the debt-to-GDP ratio. </div> </div> </div> <div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">The recent Congressional budget agreement, welcome as it is, just postpones rather than solves our budget challenge. Moreover, the "Washington budget consensus", based on cutting the debt by putting "everything on the table," including growth-inducing investments and tax cuts, will not lead to the budget solutions that will maximize U.S.</div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/plan-growth-oriented-deficit-reduction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5264 at http://www.itif.org Task Force Urges Limit on NSA Spying http://www.itif.org/media/task-force-urges-limit-nsa-spying <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 20, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro analyses the White House’s recommended changes to data collection on CCTV. </div> </div> </div> <p>Daniel Castro analyses the White House’s recommended changes to data collection on CCTV.</p> Privacy Fri, 20 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5390 at http://www.itif.org The Role of Innovation and Technology in Driving Government Productivity http://www.itif.org/media/role-innovation-and-technology-driving-government-productivity <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 17, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF and a panel of experts assessed how technology can drive government productivity. </div> </div> </div> <div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">With all levels of government facing a budget crunch, governments will have to find ways to cut costs without cutting services—in other words, boost productivity. &nbsp;But to date, boosting productivity in government operations has taken a back seat to other priorities. In fact, the federal government doesn’t even measure government productivity.</div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/role-innovation-and-technology-driving-government-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Productivity Tue, 17 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5228 at http://www.itif.org A Decade After CAN-SPAM http://www.itif.org/media/decade-after-can-spam <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 16, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF hosted a panel discussion on the technological and legal aspects of the battle against spam. </div> </div> </div> <p>A decade ago Congress passed the CAN-SPAM Act, the first piece of federal legislation to try to tackle the problem of unsolicited email. In addition to costing businesses and consumers billions of dollars annually, spam is a common attack vector for cybersecurity threats like malware and phishing attacks. While existing laws have had some success, many users still receive spam, and more can be done to combat this problem.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/decade-after-can-spam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybersecurity Mon, 16 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5227 at http://www.itif.org Google, Apple among Tech Giants to Tell US: Limit Spying http://www.itif.org/media/google-apple-among-tech-giants-tell-us-limit-spying <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 10, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ReutersTV notes that the PRISM revelations could cost U.S. cloud providers $35 billion over the next three years, based on ITIF estimates. </div> </div> </div> <p>ReutersTV notes that the PRISM revelations could cost U.S. cloud providers $35 billion over the next three years, based on ITIF estimates.</p> Privacy Tue, 10 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5391 at http://www.itif.org Strengthening National Laboratory Commercialization http://www.itif.org/media/strengthening-national-laboratory-commercialization <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 10, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This event evaluated the current technology transfer capabilities of the National Laboratories and the reforms needed to strengthen commercialization. </div> </div> </div> <p>Post-World War II era U.S. science, technology, and innovation policy has been defined by a linear approach to public investment in basic research. For many decades, this worked because the United States was one of the few countries with the technological capabilities to translate research into new products and services. But in today’s intensely competitive global economy where nations are fiercely competing for innovation advantage, this paradigm is no longer tenable.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/strengthening-national-laboratory-commercialization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Science and R&D Tue, 10 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5220 at http://www.itif.org The Fiscal Cliff for University R&D http://www.itif.org/media/fiscal-cliff-university-rd <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 8, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert Atkinson discussed America’s declining investment in university research on ABC7’s Government Matters. </div> </div> </div> <p>Robert Atkinson discussed America’s declining investment in university research on ABC7’s Government Matters, the Washington, DC public affairs program.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/12/government-matters---dec-8-2013-97736.html" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Science and R&D Sun, 08 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5208 at http://www.itif.org The Millennial Trains Project // Journey I http://www.itif.org/media/millennial-trains-project-journey-i <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 3, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In this short documentary, Matthew Stepp&#039;s perspective on the MTP trip and his project are highlighted among other participants. </div> </div> </div> <p>In August, Senior Analyst Matthew Stepp took part in the Millennial Trains Project, a cross-country train tour of seven cities in ten days. The trip brought together 24 millennial age (18-34) thinkers to facilitate their own unique, entrepreneurial projects via 1950’s era trains. Matthew’s project, Energy Innovation Across America, aimed to bring the stories and perspectives of energy innovators from across the country back to Washington. With energy policy gridlock at an all-time high, he broke out of the D.C.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://vimeo.com/80620298#at=0" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/millennial-trains-project-journey-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy & Climate Tue, 03 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5188 at http://www.itif.org Enhancing Technology Commercialization through SBIR/STTR Reform http://www.itif.org/media/enhancing-technology-commercialization-through-sbirsttr-reform <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 3, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This panel discussion will investigate the reforms that are needed to advance SBIR/STTR and boost commercialization through small businesses. </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; color: #7d6a55; clear: left;">Post-World War II era U.S. science, technology, and innovation policy has been defined by a linear approach to public investment in basic research. For many decades, this policy worked because the United States was one of the few countries with the technological capabilities to translate research into new products and services.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/enhancing-technology-commercialization-through-sbirsttr-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5186 at http://www.itif.org Are Advancements in Computing Over? The Future of Moore’s Law http://www.itif.org/media/are-advancements-computing-over-future-moore-s-law <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 21, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This panel discussion will investigate the current state of semiconductor innovation and the reforms and investments necessary to meet the potential of Moore’s Law. </div> </div> </div> <p>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. Without this, our digital era would be stillborn.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/are-advancements-computing-over-future-moore-s-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5152 at http://www.itif.org Next-Gen Data Centers: Bringing Energy Efficiency to Government http://www.itif.org/media/next-gen-data-centers-bringing-energy-efficiency-government <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 20, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This event discussed the nature and importance of next-gen data center technologies and the role government can play as an early adopter. </div> </div> </div> <p>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.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/next-gen-data-centers-bringing-energy-efficiency-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> E-Government Energy & Climate Internet Wed, 20 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5147 at http://www.itif.org Profit, Not Just Principle, Has Tech Firms Concerned With NSA http://www.itif.org/media/profit-not-just-principle-has-tech-firms-concerned-nsa <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 20, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro discusses the economic impact of the PRISM revelations on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. Castro argues that new data privacy policies by foreign nations, implemented in response to PRISM, could reduce market access and hamper future growth for U.S. tech companies. </div> </div> </div> <p>Daniel Castro discusses the economic impact of the PRISM revelations on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. Castro argues that new data privacy policies by foreign nations, implemented in response to PRISM, could reduce market access and hamper future growth for U.S. tech companies.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/11/20/246232540/profit-not-just-principle-has-tech-firms-concerned-with-nsa" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Cybersecurity Wed, 20 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5148 at http://www.itif.org Fixing the U.S. Budget Deficit http://www.itif.org/media/fixing-us-budget-deficit <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 6, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert Atkinson appeared on Bloomberg Radio’s Taking Stock to discuss policy reforms that can address the budget deficit without sacrificing growth inducing federal investments. </div> </div> </div> <p>Robert Atkinson appeared on Bloomberg Radio’s Taking Stock to discuss policy reforms that can address the budget deficit without sacrificing growth inducing federal investments.</p> Productivity Science and R&D Wed, 06 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5104 at http://www.itif.org Leahy and Sensenbrenner propose NSA tweak http://www.itif.org/media/leahy-and-sensenbrenner-propose-nsa-tweak <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 31, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro discusses the new Senate reform bill with VOR’s Crystal Park. </div> </div> </div> <p>Daniel Castro discusses the new Senate reform bill with VOR’s Crystal Park.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://voiceofrussia.com/us/2013_10_31/Leahy-and-Sensenbrenner-propose-NSA-tweak-1329/" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Cybersecurity Thu, 31 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5085 at http://www.itif.org Utility 2.0: Building the Next-Gen Electric Grid through Innovation http://www.itif.org/media/utility-20-building-next-gen-electric-grid-through-innovation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 29, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A diverse panel of experts will discuss: What innovative technologies are advancing the smart grid? How can policy accelerate this transition? Does America need a Utility 2.0? </div> </div> </div> <p>Developing and deploying smart grid technologies is fundamentally important to building infrastructure resilience, growing the clean economy, and increasing U.S. productivity. But like many national challenges, there are a number of technological, institutional, and regulatory issues standing in the way of progress. There’s no one stakeholder, public or private, that can singlehandedly implement the smart grid. Nonetheless, grid technology innovations are beginning to disrupt the system, with consequences to consumers, utilities, regulators, and policymakers.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/utility-20-building-next-gen-electric-grid-through-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy & Climate Tue, 29 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5074 at http://www.itif.org The Evolution of Digital Content http://www.itif.org/media/evolution-digital-content <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 29, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A discussion on the changing opportunities for consumers to access legal digital content. </div> </div> </div> <p>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?&nbsp; What impact will these changes have on companies’ bottom line? And how will these changes ultimately impact consumers?</p> Intellectual Property Internet Tue, 29 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5073 at http://www.itif.org Challenging the Clean Energy Deployment Consensus http://www.itif.org/media/challenging-clean-energy-deployment-consensus <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 23, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF and a panel of leading experts discussed the reasons why a &quot;deployment-first&quot; strategy will fail, and why innovation-driven energy policies are the solution. </div> </div> </div> <p>A majority of clean energy advocates believe that the world has all the low-carbon technologies it needs to address climate change; what we lack is the political will to mandate and subsidize their deployment. To support this view advocates of this “Clean Energy Deployment Consensus” point to a number of studies assessing the technical readiness of clean energy technologies.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/challenging-clean-energy-deployment-consensus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy & Climate Wed, 23 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5050 at http://www.itif.org Technology Innovation Group's Nicholson Challenges Clean Energy Deployment Consensus http://www.itif.org/media/technology-innovation-groups-nicholson-challenges-clean-energy-deployment-consensus <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 23, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Megan Nicholson appeared on E&amp;E TV’s OnPoint to discuss ITIF’s new report Challenging the Clean Energy Deployment Consensus. </div> </div> </div> <p>Megan Nicholson appeared on E&amp;E TV’s OnPoint to discuss ITIF’s new report Challenging the Clean Energy Deployment Consensus.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.eenews.net/tv/videos/1739" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Wed, 23 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5054 at http://www.itif.org France Furious Over NSA Overreach http://www.itif.org/media/france-furious-over-nsa-overreach <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 22, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro argues that the revelations of NSA spying on France could accelerate European efforts to implement stricter data privacy laws. </div> </div> </div> <p>Speaking with Voice of Russia Radio, Daniel Castro argues that the revelations of NSA spying on France could accelerate European efforts to implement stricter data privacy laws which could have significant negative implications for the U.S. economy.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://voiceofrussia.com/us/2013_10_23/France-furious-over-NSA-overreach-7468/" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Cybersecurity Tue, 22 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5055 at http://www.itif.org Nordic Innovation: What Can America Learn from the Scandinavian Innovation Ecosystem? http://www.itif.org/media/nordic-innovation-what-can-america-learn-scandinavian-innovation-ecosystem <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 16, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Representatives from Nordic nations will share their experience of crafting innovation policy and building globally competitive, 21st-century innovation economies. </div> </div> </div> <p>Two decades ago, most pundits wrote off the Nordic countries, arguing that their social democratic model of high taxes, generous social benefits, and worker security were antithetical to innovation, productivity, and growth.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/nordic-innovation-what-can-america-learn-scandinavian-innovation-ecosystem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Wed, 16 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5029 at http://www.itif.org Genetically Modified Foods: Truth about Labeling http://www.itif.org/media/genetically-modified-foods-truth-about-labeling <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 8, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This panel discussion sponsored by the Heritage Foundation examined the history, science and policy implications surrounding GMOs. </div> </div> </div> <p>There is significant misinformation and confusion about genetically modified foods (or GMOs), which now make up a major part of the American diet. Anti-GMO activists are seeking to combat GMOs by pushing for labeling mandates on the state and federal levels. These mandates are being promoted as pro-consumer but their effect will be the opposite by creating greater misinformation.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.heritage.org/events/2013/10/food-labeling" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/genetically-modified-foods-truth-about-labeling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Life Sciences Tue, 08 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5011 at http://www.itif.org The Future of Cloud Services http://www.itif.org/media/future-cloud-services <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 8, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A discussion of how cloud computing will evolve over the next 5-10 years and the implications this will have for consumers, businesses, and policy makers. </div> </div> </div> <p>Increasingly organizations in the public and private sectors are moving their IT services to the cloud because it allows them to operate more efficiently, more securely, and with more flexibility. But cloud computing technologies continue to evolve rapidly, and these changes introduce new opportunities and challenges for users. Please join us for a panel discussion with a group of leading technology experts who will share their views on how cloud computing will evolve over the next 5-10 years, and the implications this will have for consumers, businesses, and policy makers.</p> Competitiveness Tue, 08 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5008 at http://www.itif.org Has the NSA Won the Crypto Wars? http://www.itif.org/media/has-nsa-won-crypto-wars <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panelists explored the impact of allegations that the NSA has deliberately introduced vulnerabilities in cryptographic protocols. </div> </div> </div> <p>Until recently, many people believed that the so-called “Crypto Wars” were over and that the U.S. government supported strong encryption for the public. Now new leaks allege that the NSA has deliberately introduced weaknesses and backdoors into commercial products and security standards. These revelations may have substantive and long-lasting consequences on the reputations of U.S. tech companies. In addition, these claims may significantly weaken the effectiveness of the federal government in helping improve cyber security in commercial products, both domestically and internationally.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/has-nsa-won-crypto-wars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybersecurity Privacy Tue, 01 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4971 at http://www.itif.org The Internet Protocol Transition: Where Do We Stand? http://www.itif.org/media/internet-protocol-transition-where-do-we-stand <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 27, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This panel discussion explored where the nation stands in regards to the IP transition and the policies required to enable the transition. </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/internet-protocol-transition-where-do-we-stand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Mon, 30 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4959 at http://www.itif.org Confronting Global Anti-Competitive Market Distortions http://www.itif.org/media/confronting-global-anti-competitive-market-distortions <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 26, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Recent years have seen a significant increase in the extent of anti-competitive market distortions (ACMDs), particularly in emerging economies such as Brazil, China, and India. These practices, such as forced technology transfer or local production as a condition of market access, IP theft, compulsory licensing of IP, restrictions on cross-border data flows, and standards manipulation, all distort trade and investment and damage the global economy.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/confronting-global-anti-competitive-market-distortions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Trade Thu, 26 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4955 at http://www.itif.org NSA Blowback for US Businesses http://www.itif.org/media/nsa-blowback-us-businesses <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 20, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an interview with the Cyber Law and Business Report, Daniel Castro discussed the continued ramifications of the PRISM revelations on the U.S. economy. </div> </div> </div> <p>In an interview with the Cyber Law and Business Report, Daniel Castro discussed the continued ramifications of the PRISM revelations on the U.S. economy.</p> Competitiveness Cybersecurity Fri, 20 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4943 at http://www.itif.org The Size and Shape of Online Piracy http://www.itif.org/media/size-and-shape-online-piracy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 17, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Price unveiled a new study that examines the size and scope of global Internet piracy at this event, as well as hosted remarks from leading experts in online piracy. </div> </div> </div> <p>As ITIF has <a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/internet-economy-25-years-after-com">demonstrated</a>,&nbsp;the Internet has been a key driver of global growth while also providing consumers with vastly more choice and convenience. &nbsp;But it also has enabled the growth of piracy of digital content. Past research has shown that almost a quarter of global Internet traffic is attributable to copyright-infringing content, while online piracy costs the U.S. economy $22 billion annually.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/size-and-shape-online-piracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Tue, 17 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4915 at http://www.itif.org Engineering 2.0: Rekindling American Ingenuity http://www.itif.org/media/engineering-20-rekindling-american-ingenuity <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 11, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">Engineering is the “sine qua non” of technological innovation. Unfortunately, the U.S. is falling behind in the race for global innovation advantage in part because we are unable to efficiently translate research into competitively produced products.</div><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-media-related-content"> <div class="field-label">Related Links:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/events/engineering-20-rekindling-american-ingenuity">Engineering 2.0: Rekindling American Ingenuity </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/engineering-20-rekindling-american-ingenuity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Education & Training Productivity Wed, 11 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4898 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Debate: Is Technology Responsible for American Job Loss? http://www.itif.org/media/itif-debate-technology-responsible-american-job-loss <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 10, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; color: #7d6a55; clear: left;">Since the Great Recession, a long list of books, studies, and news articles have attempted to assign the blame for America’s sustained high levels of unemployment to technology. These academics and journalists argue that factory automation, robots and faster and smarter computers are letting organizations replace workers at an unprecedented pace, leading to joblessness.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/itif-debate-technology-responsible-american-job-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Manufacturing Productivity Tue, 10 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4894 at http://www.itif.org In Depth- Federal News Radio http://www.itif.org/media/depth-federal-news-radio <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 3, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;The Internet of Things&quot; 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. </div> </div> </div> <p>"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.</p> Internet Tue, 03 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4876 at http://www.itif.org Think NSA is bad? Get ready for facial recognition surveillance http://www.itif.org/media/think-nsa-bad-get-ready-facial-recognition-surveillance <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 24, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro discusses the newly developed Biometric Optical Surveillance System. </div> </div> </div> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/think-nsa-bad-get-ready-facial-recognition-surveillance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybersecurity Sat, 24 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4852 at http://www.itif.org Thanks to the NSA, the Sky May be Falling on U.S. Cloud Providers http://www.itif.org/media/thanks-nsa-sky-may-be-falling-us-cloud-providers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 22, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Russia Today’s The Keiser Report highlights an ITIF study which estimates the PRISM revelations could cost the U.S. cloud computing industry up to $35 billion by 2016. </div> </div> </div> <p>Russia Today’s The Keiser Report highlights an ITIF study which estimates the PRISM revelations could cost the U.S. cloud computing industry up to $35 billion by 2016.</p> Cybersecurity Thu, 22 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4848 at http://www.itif.org Evidence of NSA Transgressions Widens http://www.itif.org/media/evidence-nsa-transgressions-widens <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 20, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Voice of Russia Radio’s Crystal Park spoke about the continuing fallout from the PRISM revelations with ITIF’s Daniel Castro. </div> </div> </div> <p>Voice of Russia Radio’s Crystal Park spoke about the continuing fallout from the PRISM revelations with ITIF’s Daniel Castro.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-audio-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://voicerussia.com/2013_08_20/Evidence-of-NSA-transgressions-widens-Washington-Post-0249/">http://voicerussia.com/2013_08_20/Evidence-of-NSA-transgressions-widens-Washingt...</a> </div> </div> </div> Cybersecurity Tue, 20 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4849 at http://www.itif.org Snowden chill: Aftershocks hit Silicon Valley http://www.itif.org/media/snowden-chill-aftershocks-hit-silicon-valley <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 9, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro discusses the impact of the PRISM revelations on the U.S. cloud computing industry in an interview for NPR’s Marketplace. </div> </div> </div> <p>Daniel Castro discusses the impact of the PRISM revelations on the U.S. cloud computing industry in an interview for NPR’s Marketplace.</p> Competitiveness Trade Mon, 12 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4809 at http://www.itif.org Are NSA Fears Crimping Cloud Profits? http://www.itif.org/media/are-nsa-fears-crimping-cloud-profits <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 12, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro discusses the impact of the NSA revelations on the growing U.S. cloud computing industry on Bloomberg TV. </div> </div> </div> <p>Daniel Castro discusses the impact of &nbsp;the NSA revelations on the growing U.S. cloud computing industry on Bloomberg TV.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/video/are-nsa-fears-crimping-cloud-profits-50oLc~UCTsKvxj4hBIKL1Q.html" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Trade Mon, 12 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4810 at http://www.itif.org Obama Orders Review of Government Intelligence http://www.itif.org/media/obama-orders-review-government-intelligence <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 12, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bloomberg TV’s “Bottom Line” references the ITIF report “How Much Will PRISM Cost the U.S. Cloud Computing Industry?” </div> </div> </div> <p>Bloomberg TV’s “Bottom Line” references the ITIF report “How Much Will PRISM Cost the U.S. Cloud Computing Industry?” in a story on President Obama’s order for a review of American intelligence programs.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/video/obama-orders-review-of-government-intelligence-wR2NBC2uTRSCFQySrmcjiw.html" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Cybersecurity Trade Mon, 12 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4816 at http://www.itif.org Lavabit Folds in Protest of Federal Data-Grab http://www.itif.org/media/lavabit-folds-protest-federal-data-grab <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 9, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silicon Angle’s News Desk references “How Much Will PRISM Cost the U.S. Cloud Computing Industry?” </div> </div> </div> <p>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.</p> Competitiveness Cybersecurity Trade Fri, 09 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4817 at http://www.itif.org Policy Recommendations for the 2013 America COMPETES Act Reauthorization http://www.itif.org/media/policy-recommendations-2013-america-competes-act-reauthorization <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 7, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 25 Policy Recommendations for the 2013 America COMPETES Act Reauthorization panel discussion </div> </div> </div> Competitiveness Fri, 09 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4801 at http://www.itif.org Dubious Web Safety with Firefox http://www.itif.org/media/dubious-web-safety-firefox <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 7, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ric Young with Voice of Russia radio talks with Daniel Castro about what web users can do to protect themselves from hackers and how the TOR project is advising people how to stay safe online. </div> </div> </div> <p>VOR host Ric Young talks with Daniel Castro, about what web users can do to protect themselves from hackers and how the TOR project is advising people how to stay safe online.</p> Cybersecurity Wed, 07 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4800 at http://www.itif.org Energy Innovation Across America: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory http://www.itif.org/media/energy-innovation-across-america-lawrence-berkeley-national-laboratory <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 6, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Video Introduction </div> </div> </div> <p>Matthew Stepp, senior analyst with ITIF, is visiting numerous laboratories, clean energy startups, and incubators during his seven-city tour across the country as part of the Millennial Trains Project. In this video introduction, he discusses the next stop on his trip: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. LBNL is one the America’s “Big Science" labs that does government sponsored basic science in advanced physics, chemistry, and material science to name a few.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://vt.tumblr.com/tumblr_mr1jghH1YT1sd9sa0.mp4#_=_" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/energy-innovation-across-america-lawrence-berkeley-national-laboratory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy & Climate Tue, 06 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4792 at http://www.itif.org Energy Innovation Across America: SLAC National Accelerator Briefing http://www.itif.org/media/energy-innovation-across-america-slac-national-accelerator-briefing <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 6, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Early morning intro before heading over to SLAC National Accelerator - the world’s longest linear particle accelerator (2-miles long!). </div> </div> </div> <p>Matthew Stepp, senior analyst with ITIF, is visiting numerous laboratories, clean energy startups, and incubators during his seven-city tour across the country as part of the Millennial Trains Project. In this video introduction, he discusses his tour of the SLAC National Accelerator in Menlo Park, CA, the world’s longest linear particle accelerator.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://vt.tumblr.com/tumblr_mr3iwdhsm31sd9sa0.mp4#_=_" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Tue, 06 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4791 at http://www.itif.org The Role of the U.S Government in Fostering Mobile Payments Innovation http://www.itif.org/media/role-us-government-fostering-mobile-payments-innovation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 31, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In this podcast, Stephen Ezell discusses the potential economic benefits of mobile payments technology and the policy reforms that are needed to promote utilization. </div> </div> </div> <p>In this podcast, Stephen Ezell discusses the potential economic benefits of mobile payments technology and the policy reforms that are needed to promote utilization.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.electran.org/podcast-the-role-of-the-u-s-government-in-fostering-mobile-payments-innovation-3/" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Trade Wed, 31 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4837 at http://www.itif.org Hanging Out with The Millennial Trains Project http://www.itif.org/media/hanging-out-millennial-trains-project <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 30, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matt Stepp discusses his hopes for the Millennial Trains Project and his plans to bring ideas from energy initiatives around the country with him back to Washington. </div> </div> </div> <p>Matt Stepp discusses his hopes for the Millenial Trains Project and his plans to bring ideas from energy initiatives around the country with him back to Washington.</p> Energy & Climate Tue, 30 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4771 at http://www.itif.org IP Protections and Innovation http://www.itif.org/media/ip-protections-and-innovation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 29, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an interview with KNEW-AM, San Francisco, Robert Atkinson discusses the importance of including strong intellectual property protections in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade negotiations. </div> </div> </div> <p>In an interview with KNEW-AM, San Francisco, Robert Atkinson discusses the importance of including strong intellectual property protections in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade negotiations.&nbsp;</p> Intellectual Property Mon, 29 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4763 at http://www.itif.org The Impact of PRISM on Digital Trade Policy http://www.itif.org/media/impact-prism-digital-trade-policy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 25, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>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. government and tech sector to fight back against anti-competitive policies, such as server localization, that impede the global free flow of information while potentially legitimizing countries who wish to engage in such practices.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/impact-prism-digital-trade-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybersecurity Thu, 25 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4756 at http://www.itif.org Just the Facts: The Benefits of Information and Communications Technology http://www.itif.org/media/just-facts-benefits-information-and-communications-technology <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 18, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even during the Great Recession and its aftermath, when overall jobs were declining, IT jobs grew. Between May 2007 and May 2011, IT jobs grew by 6.8 percent, contributing $37 billion to an economy that was otherwise stagnant. </div> </div> </div> <p>Even during the Great Recession and its aftermath, when overall jobs were declining, IT jobs grew. Between May 2007 and May 2011, IT jobs grew by 6.8 percent, contributing $37 billion to an economy that was otherwise stagnant.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4718 at http://www.itif.org Hearing on Reforming the National Lab System http://www.itif.org/media/hearing-reforming-national-lab-system <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 11, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matt Stepp testifies to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy </div> </div> </div> <p>In testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy, Matthew Stepp argued that federally funded research results in scientific discovery that can play a positive role in America's economic future. He explained that after a year of research with the labs, DOE, industry, and academia it became plainly apparent that the current system needs substantial reform. He emphasized that taxpayer resources should be used as effectively as possible and that market forces can help bring efficiency and rationality to the lab system.</p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-media-related-content"> <div class="field-label">Related Links:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/turning-page-reimagining-national-labs-21st-century-innovation-economy">Turning the Page: Reimagining the National Labs in the 21st Century Innovation Economy</a> </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Thu, 11 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4878 at http://www.itif.org Using Cloud Computing to Build (Better and Cheaper) Next-Generation Government Services http://www.itif.org/media/using-cloud-computing-build-better-and-cheaper-next-generation-government-services <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 10, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As policymakers strive to better leverage IT, while also cutting waste and ultimately spending less on federal IT, innovation has never been more important. The federal government will have to innovate more with less. </div> </div> </div> <p>As Congress considers approaches to transform the way the federal government acquires and utilizes information technology, the themes of “doing more for less” and “open data” have been advanced by many, including Senate Homeland Security &amp; Government Affairs Chairman Tom Carper.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/using-cloud-computing-build-better-and-cheaper-next-generation-government-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybersecurity E-Government Wed, 10 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4689 at http://www.itif.org EnergyChat: The Ins and Outs of President Obama's New Climate Change Plan http://www.itif.org/media/energychat-ins-and-outs-president-obamas-new-climate-change-plan <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 28, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an #EnergyChat with TheEnergyCollective.com’s Jesse Jenkins, ITIF Senior Analyst Matthew Stepp discusses the major elements of the President’s Climate Change speech and proposed climate strategy. </div> </div> </div> <p>On Tuesday June 25th, President Obama announced his new federal climate change initiative aimed at reducing U.S. carbon emissions and better preparing the nation for the impacts of extreme weather. In his much-anticipated remarks at Georgetown University, the President laid out three main tranches of policies that almost exclusively require on executive branch action and not Congressional legislation.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/energychat-ins-and-outs-president-obamas-new-climate-change-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy & Climate Fri, 28 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4661 at http://www.itif.org Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet http://www.itif.org/media/viral-hate-containing-its-spread-internet <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 26, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Internet provides a powerful platform for individuals to engage in free speech, but some extremists regularly go online, often anonymously, to spread bigotry, engage in cyber-bullying, and encourage violence. In their new book, Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet, Abraham Foxman and Christopher Wolf argue that online hate speech is a serious threat that needs to be addressed and discuss the merits of a range of responses including through the law, counter-speech, and intervention by intermediaries. </div> </div> </div> Broadband Wed, 26 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4654 at http://www.itif.org Drilling for Innovation: Funding Clean Energy R&D with Oil and Gas Revenue http://www.itif.org/media/drilling-innovation-funding-clean-energy-rd-oil-and-gas-revenue <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 26, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4648 at http://www.itif.org Turning the Page: Reimagining the National Labs in the 21st Century Innovation Economy http://www.itif.org/media/turning-page-reimagining-national-labs-21st-century-innovation-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 19, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4619 at http://www.itif.org International Broadband Quality: How's that Policy Working? http://www.itif.org/media/international-broadband-quality-hows-policy-working <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 17, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> Broadband Mon, 17 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5038 at http://www.itif.org “Pivot to Canada” Campaign http://www.itif.org/media/pivot-canada-campaign <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 17, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephen Ezell analyzes Canada’s efforts to attract high-skilled immigrants away from the U.S. on HuffPost Live. </div> </div> </div> <p>Stephen Ezell analyzes Canada’s efforts to attract high-skilled immigrants away from the U.S. on HuffPost Live.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/will-skilled-immigrants-bypass-us-for-canada/51b7ca7878c90a03f2000730" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4611 at http://www.itif.org Does American Broadband Suck? http://www.itif.org/media/does-american-broadband-suck <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 12, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Richard Bennett discusses the current state of America’s broadband networks in an interview with Andrew Keen for TechCrunch TV.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/11/keen-on-internet-access-does-american-broadband-suck/" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Broadband Wed, 12 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4582 at http://www.itif.org Fixing the Post Office http://www.itif.org/media/fixing-post-office <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 6, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a segment for Federal News Radio Rob Atkinson argues the USPS should continue doing last-mile, door-to-door delivery, but the rest of the mail distribution network should be opened up to competition. </div> </div> </div> <p>In a segment for Federal News Radio Rob Atkinson argues the USPS should continue doing last-mile, door-to-door delivery, but the rest of the mail distribution network should be opened up to competition.</p> Productivity Thu, 06 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 kangstadt 4565 at http://www.itif.org Would Public-Private Model Save the Post Office? http://www.itif.org/media/would-public-private-model-save-post-office-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 6, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson appeared on Fox Business’ Willis Report to discuss potential reforms to address the U.S. Post Office’s current fiscal crisis. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson appeared on Fox Business’ Willis Report to discuss potential reforms to address the U.S. Post Office’s current fiscal crisis.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2434691815001" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Productivity Thu, 06 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 kangstadt 4564 at http://www.itif.org Surveillance Cameras: Helpful or Harmful? http://www.itif.org/media/surveillance-cameras-helpful-or-harmful <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 22, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Supporters and opponents of surveillance technology will debate the pros and cons of video cameras and other related technologies. </div> </div> </div> <p>State and local governments have invested millions of dollars in surveillance video technology to improve public safety. Privacy and civil libertarian groups have criticized these technologies as ineffective and inefficient, as well as an unjust intrusion on the privacy of law-abiding citizens. Supporters of these technologies argue that these technologies can support law enforcement activities and help make our cities safer. At this event, supporters and opponents of this technology will debate the pros and cons of surveillance video cameras and related technologies.</p> Privacy Wed, 22 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4538 at http://www.itif.org Bitcoin Revolution? http://www.itif.org/media/bitcoin-revolution <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 22, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro was featured on the news program Crosstalk as part of a panel of experts that discussed the potential impact of Bitcoin on finance and e-commerce. </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro was featured on the news program Crosstalk as part of a panel of experts that discussed the potential impact of Bitcoin on finance and e-commerce.</p> Internet Wed, 22 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4541 at http://www.itif.org India and the U.S. at a Crossroads: What It Means for Our Economy, Trade Agenda and Beyond http://www.itif.org/media/india-and-us-crossroads-what-it-means-our-economy-trade-agenda-and-beyond <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 9, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Against the backdrop of ongoing TPP negotiations, the U.S. strategic “pivot” to Asia and renewed focus on growing American exports, the Information Technology &amp; Innovation Foundation (ITIF) hosted a policy teleconference on Tuesday, May 14 regarding U.S. and India trade relations. This discussion previewed ITIF’s upcoming research on India, assessed IP and related threats to America’s trade agenda, and outlined possible avenues for the U.S. and other trading partners to take near-term action.</p> Trade Thu, 09 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4520 at http://www.itif.org Bandwidth for the Buck: The State of Broadband Access and Competition in the U.S. http://www.itif.org/media/bandwidth-buck-state-broadband-access-and-competition-us <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 26, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A panel discussion on recent studies on the state of broadband competition in the United States. </div> </div> </div> <p>Broadband internet is a vital technology for economic innovation and growth, therefore ensuring the highest levels of broadband competition and access are key to the future of the economy. Recently, several high-profile studies have examined the state of broadband competition in the United States and reached different conclusions. Watch ITIF President Rob Atkinson's remarks at this event. &nbsp;</p> Broadband Fri, 26 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4472 at http://www.itif.org What's on the Agenda for the New FCC? http://www.itif.org/media/whats-agenda-new-fcc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 25, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A panel of experts and stakeholders examine the issues and offer their recommendations for the next Chairman&#039;s agenda. </div> </div> </div> <p>With the departure of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and Commissioner Robert McDowell, the agency will be resetting its goals for this year and the next, settling open issues, and possibly opening new inquiries. Key issues that remain unresolved include the phase-out of the public switched telephone network and the transition to all-IP broadband networks, spectrum reassignment and interference, high speed broadband deployment and adoption, universal service for both wired and mobile broadband, content retransmission rules, and net neutrality.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/whats-agenda-new-fcc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sohn Broadband Wireless Thu, 25 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4460 at http://www.itif.org Accessible Voting Technology Initiative http://www.itif.org/media/accessible-voting-technology-initiative <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 24, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro is interviewed by BFM on the Accessible Voting Technology Initiative. </div> </div> </div> <p>With poling day approaching very soon, many still are unregistered and some who are registered may not even be able to attend. Citizens that are dealing with disabilities face a variety of barriers to cast their vote. Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst for Information Technology &amp; Innovation Foundation speaks to BFM radio about the Accessible Voting Technology Initiative.</p> Accessibility Wed, 24 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4458 at http://www.itif.org Book Presentation: The Need for Speed http://www.itif.org/media/book-presentation-need-speed <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 11, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF host &quot;The Need for Speed: A New Framework for Telecommunications Policy for the 21st Century&quot; book launch. </div> </div> </div> <p>The twenty-first-century telecommunications landscape is radically different from the one that prevailed as recently as the last decade of the twentieth century.&nbsp; In their new eBook, <em>T<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B7M4NXK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00B7M4NXK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=theinfotechin-20">he Need for Speed: A New Framework for Telecommunications Policy for the 21<sup>st</sup> Century</a></em>, Robert Litan and Hal Singer argue that the Federal Communications Commission’s outdated policies and rules are inhi</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/book-presentation-need-speed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Wireless Thu, 11 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4403 at http://www.itif.org The Social and Economic Case for Autonomous Vehicles http://www.itif.org/media/social-and-economic-case-autonomous-vehicles <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 10, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Exploring the social and economic case for welcoming the arrival of autonomous vehicles and explaining how they will deliver a range of benefits. </div> </div> </div> <p>The advent of autonomous vehicles is poised to transform the automobile industry as profoundly as the introduction of automated manufacturing assembly lines did nearly a century ago. This event will explore the social and economic case for welcoming the arrival of autonomous vehicles and explaining how they will deliver a range of benefits.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/social-and-economic-case-autonomous-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous Internet Transportation Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4353 at http://www.itif.org BFA Hill Event The New National Past Time Highlights http://www.itif.org/media/bfa-hill-event-new-national-past-time-highlights <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 10, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson presents on the state of American broadband rankings at a Broadband for America event. </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF president Rob Atkinson was a featured presenter, commenting on the state of American broadband rankings, at a Broadband for America event on Capitol Hill on April 10, 2013.&nbsp;</p> Broadband Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4398 at http://www.itif.org Tennessee Is Home to U.S. Leader in Offering Fast Internet http://www.itif.org/media/tennessee-home-us-leader-offering-fast-internet <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 21, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Richard Bennett talks U.S. broadband on the PBS Newshour. </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF Senior Research Fellow Richard Bennett appears on PBS Newshour to discuss high-speed broadband in the United States and ITIF's recent report.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/tennessee-home-us-leader-offering-fast-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Thu, 21 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4265 at http://www.itif.org A Policymaker’s Guide to Internet Tax http://www.itif.org/media/policymakers-guide-internet-tax <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 19, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IPI and ITIF hosted a lunch briefing to untangle Internet tax policy. </div> </div> </div> <p>Ever wonder what the difference is between the Internet tax moratorium and the Main Street Internet Tax Fairness Act? If so, you aren’t alone. In fact, the Internet and telecommunications are subject to a variety of taxes at different levels of government. At least four different tax proposals are either in Congress or about to be introduced that would reduce tax discrimination in the e-commerce, telecom and Internet space. They sound similar but have very different intents and outcomes.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/policymakers-guide-internet-tax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IPI Internet Taxes Tue, 19 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4232 at http://www.itif.org Deep Dive: Tax Reform and the Technology Sector http://www.itif.org/media/deep-dive-tax-reform-and-technology-sector <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 16, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Politico Pro team presents an in-depth conversation with special guest Rob Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. </div> </div> </div> <p>The Politico Pro team presents an in-depth conversation with special guests Rob Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Laura Bishop, Vice President of Government Relations, Best Buy; Scott Hodge, President, Tax Foundation; Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.), Chairman, New Democrat Coalition; Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), Member, House Ways and Means Committee and Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.), Member, House Appropriations Committee.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/deep-dive-tax-reform-and-technology-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet Taxes Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:08:06 +0000 afearon 4219 at http://www.itif.org WTOP Interview on American Broadband http://www.itif.org/media/wtop-interview-american-broadband <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 11, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson talks to WTOP on adoption and speed of broadband networks in the U.S. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson talks to WTOP on adoption and speed of broadband networks in the U.S. as discussed in ITIF's report <em>The Whole Picture</em>.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.wtop.com/1305/3246734/Monday-March-11-2013" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Broadband Mon, 11 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4204 at http://www.itif.org Manufacturing Revival Radio: Rob Atkinson http://www.itif.org/media/manufacturing-revival-radio-rob-atkinson <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 21, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson was interviewed by Manufacturing Revival Radio on U.S. manufacturing and competitiveness. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson was interviewed by Manufacturing Revival Radio on a variety of topics related to competitiveness and American manufacturing. He touched on the National Network of Manufacturing Institutes, strengthening our traded sector, and the importance of proper government investment in research and development.</p> Manufacturing Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3916 at http://www.itif.org Making America Competitive Again: Restoring U.S. Innovation Leadership http://www.itif.org/media/making-america-competitive-again-restoring-us-innovation-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 14, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An event that will explore the causes, evidence, and consequences of faltering U.S. competitiveness. </div> </div> </div> <p>In the last six months, three major books or reports have been released that raise serious concerns about the faltering state of U.S. innovation and competitiveness. These works share four critical themes: 1) The U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/making-america-competitive-again-restoring-us-innovation-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3882 Competitiveness Thu, 14 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3882 at http://www.itif.org The Whole Picture: Where America’s Broadband Networks Really Stand http://www.itif.org/media/whole-picture-where-americas-broadband-networks-really-stand <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 12, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Examining the state of international broadband comparisons. </div> </div> </div> <p>Where do America’s broadband networks really stand in relation to those in other countries? This topic has been hotly debated since the dawn of broadband and commercialization of the Internet, but a great deal of confusion still exists. Much of the popular analysis is out-of-date, poorly-focused, or analytically deficient. In fact, many international broadband reports appear to cherry-pick the data in order to reach a foreordained conclusion.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/whole-picture-where-americas-broadband-networks-really-stand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Tue, 12 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3760 at http://www.itif.org In Depth Interviews: "The Declaration of the Interdependence of Cyberspace" http://www.itif.org/media/depth-interviews-declaration-interdependence-cyberspace <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 9, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A formative document in cyber policy and opinion is getting an overhaul. </div> </div> </div> <p>A formative document in cyber policy and opinion is getting an overhaul. Daniel Castro is senior analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and main author of "The Declaration of the Interdependence of Cyberspace." He joined In Depth on Federal News Radio to discuss why now is the time for an update.</p> Internet Sat, 09 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3754 at http://www.itif.org Manufacturing's Future: Effects of Technology on Industry http://www.itif.org/media/manufacturings-future-effects-technology-industry <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 8, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson&#039;s panel at the Atlantic&#039;s Manufacturing&#039;s Next Chapter </div> </div> </div> <p>Parts of hearing aids, dentures and invisalign braces are made using 3D printers. But is 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, paving the way for the next era of manufacturing in the United States?Some say yes, but Rob Atkinson, of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, says manufacturing needs something more, because the trend of 3D printing will not be widely used by individuals. “It’s cool,” but “it’s not big,” he said.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://fora.tv/2013/02/07/Manufacturings_Future_Effects_of_Technology_on_Industry" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/manufacturings-future-effects-technology-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturing Fri, 08 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3748 at http://www.itif.org Perspectives on Global Enterprises, Corporate Location Decisions, and U.S. Policy Challenges http://www.itif.org/media/perspectives-global-enterprises-corporate-location-decisions-and-us-policy-challenges <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 4, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF and a distinguished panel explore issues impacting U.S. innovation and competitive advantage. </div> </div> </div> <p>The future of the U.S. economy will be determined in significant part on whether the United States can win the “race for global innovation advantage.” Each day our competitor nations are seeking to grow and attract technology-based firms to their borders. What factors determine where global companies, particularly IT companies, locate facilities around the world? What are other nations doing to attract those facilities? What is the impact on the United States? And what should the United States be doing?</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/perspectives-global-enterprises-corporate-location-decisions-and-us-policy-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Mon, 04 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3730 at http://www.itif.org Logic Chain to Get to an Effective Global Clean Energy Economy http://www.itif.org/media/logic-chain-get-effective-global-clean-energy-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The logic chain we need to get to an effective global clean energy economy. </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF President Rob Atkinson presents the logic chain we need to get to an effective global clean energy economy.</p> Energy & Climate Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3722 at http://www.itif.org Energy Innovation 2013 http://www.itif.org/media/energy-innovation-2013 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 29, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF and the Breakthrough Institute present &quot;Energy Innovation 2013: Clean Energy, Ready for Primetime?&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the Breakthrough Institute are pleased to host "Energy Innovation 2013: Clean Energy, Ready for Primetime?" on January 29, 2013, at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/energy-innovation-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy & Climate Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3719 at http://www.itif.org Data Innovation in Government http://www.itif.org/media/data-innovation-government <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 24, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A panel discussion on how government agencies are using data. </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.datainnovationday.org/">Data Innovation Day</a>, ITIF hosted a panel discussion on how government agencies are using data to make government work more effectively and efficiently. This panel discussed recent examples of data innovation in the federal government, including efforts to open government data sets and collaborate with the private sector. Join us for a conversation with experts from the public and private sectors who are leading these changes.</p><p>Follow the Data Innovation Day conversation with #datainnovation.</p> Internet Thu, 24 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3703 at http://www.itif.org Data Innovation in the U.S. Economy http://www.itif.org/media/data-innovation-us-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 24, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A discussion highlighting interesting examples of how data innovation is transforming different sectors of the economy. </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.datainnovationday.org/">Data Innovation Day</a>, ITIF hosted a panel discussion highlighting interesting examples of how data innovation is transforming different sectors of the economy. Panelists dicussed the technologies behind the current era of big data, notable uses of data innovation in action, and opportunities to better leverage data in industries such as health care, energy, finance, and transportation.&nbsp;</p> Internet Thu, 24 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3704 at http://www.itif.org 2013 State of the Net Conference: Day 2 - Panel 2 http://www.itif.org/media/2013-state-net-conference-day-2-panel-2 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 23, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson presentation at the 2013 State of the Net Conference. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson presented on the Day Two panel "The Internet Leadership Challenge: Restoring America to Economic Greatness Through Sound Internet Policy" as part of the 2013 State of the Net Conference.&nbsp;</p> Internet Wed, 23 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3707 at http://www.itif.org Chased by the Dragon: Competition and Innovation in China and the United States http://www.itif.org/media/chased-dragon-competition-and-innovation-china-and-united-states <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 17, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Does competition and trade with China increase innovation and productivity? </div> </div> </div> <p>Does trade with China increase or decrease innovation and productivity in the United States? Understanding the answer to this question is critical to future U.S. growth, and not surprisingly there has been strong debate. Some, like Stanford’s Nick Bloom, have argued (<a href="http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/dp1000.pdf">PDF</a>) (<a href="http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2012/12/bloom.htm">LINK</a>)&nbsp;that competition from China is spurs innovation and growth in developed nations since it lead companies to be more efficient.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/chased-dragon-competition-and-innovation-china-and-united-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Thu, 17 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3694 at http://www.itif.org How Nations are Faring in the Competition for Innovation-based Economic Growth http://www.itif.org/media/how-nations-are-faring-competition-innovation-based-economic-growth <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 16, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> American Friends of Policy Exchange hosted Stephen Ezell for a policy talk. </div> </div> </div> <p>American Friends of Policy Exchange hosted Stephen Ezell, author of <em>Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage</em>. Stephen gave a presentation that focused on innovation policy, science and technology policy, international competitiveness, and trade, manufacturing, and services issues.</p> Economic Theory Wed, 16 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3698 at http://www.itif.org The E-Gov Act at 10: A Discussion of the Past, Present and Future of Federal E-Government http://www.itif.org/media/e-gov-act-10-discussion-past-present-and-future-federal-e-government <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 17, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reflection on the history of e-government, its current state, and how it can be improved over the next ten years. </div> </div> </div> <p>On December 17, 2002, Congress passed the E-Government Act to create a framework for federal agencies to better deliver services to citizens using IT and the Internet. Since then federal agencies have invested billions of dollars in IT systems to modernize government services, improve productivity, and make government more open. But along with these huge successes, these investments have also brought challenges including cybersecurity threats, privacy concerns, and projects that have gone over budget.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/e-gov-act-10-discussion-past-present-and-future-federal-e-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> E-Government Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3615 at http://www.itif.org China's Indigenous Innovation Policy and the Semiconductor Industry http://www.itif.org/media/chinas-indigenous-innovation-policy-and-semiconductor-industry <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 13, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> China’s semiconductor industry poses an interesting advanced manufacturing puzzle. </div> </div> </div> <p>China’s semiconductor industry poses an interesting advanced manufacturing puzzle: Why is it that, despite massive government efforts to build indigenous innovation and production capabilities, Chinese firms still play a very limited role in semiconductor production, integrated circuit design, and innovation?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/chinas-indigenous-innovation-policy-and-semiconductor-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Thu, 13 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3613 at http://www.itif.org Why America Needs a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation http://www.itif.org/media/why-america-needs-national-network-manufacturing-innovation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 11, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> America needs a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. </div> </div> </div> <p>In perhaps the boldest initiative to revitalize American manufacturing since the 1988 passage of the Omnibus Foreign Trade and Competitiveness Act, the Obama Administration has proposed investing $1 billion―to be matched by private and state funds―to create a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). The Institutes that make up the Network would each focus on a significant, industry-defined innovation challenge.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/why-america-needs-national-network-manufacturing-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturing Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3592 at http://www.itif.org The Impact of Cloud Computing on Developing Economies http://www.itif.org/media/impact-cloud-computing-developing-economies <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 8, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A panel discussion with Peter Cowhey on the growth of cloud computing, its impact on developing economies, and the policies that governments should pursue to realize the benefits of cloud computing. </div> </div> </div> <p>While there has been much discussion about the impact of cloud computing in developed countries, there has been little research on the impact that this will have on developing countries. In a&nbsp;<a href="http://irps.ucsd.edu/assets/001/503998.pdf">new report</a>, Peter F. Cowhey and Michael Kleeman (University of California San Diego) take an in-depth look at the impact that cloud computing will have on India, Mexico and South Africa given their respective policies, technologies, and resources.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/impact-cloud-computing-developing-economies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Developing Economies Internet Thu, 08 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3505 at http://www.itif.org Rob Atkinson on Federal News Radio "In Depth" http://www.itif.org/media/rob-atkinson-federal-news-radio-depth <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 26, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s important to change the federal government to innovate. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson on Federal News Radio's <em>In Depth</em> talks about the need to innovate in the federal government based on an <a href="http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2012/10/commentary-regulations-are-killing-innovation-government/58813/">op-ed</a> he wrote for <em>NextGov</em>.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.federalnewsradio.com/86/3095101/In-Depth-interviews---October-26" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> E-Government Fri, 26 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3476 at http://www.itif.org Revising COPPA: A Discussion of the FTC’s Proposals http://www.itif.org/media/revising-coppa-discussion-ftcs-proposals <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 25, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A discussion with leading experts on the current state of COPPA. </div> </div> </div> <p>The FTC has proposed a number of revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). In comments recently filed with the FTC, a wide range of voices criticized these proposed changes as undermining the ability of operators to provide websites and services to children and raising First Amendment concerns. Join us for a discussion with leading experts on the current state of COPPA as we debate fundamental questions about whether COPPA is even effective, and how it should be reformed.</p> Privacy Thu, 25 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3474 at http://www.itif.org A Debate: Is the American Economy in Decline? http://www.itif.org/media/debate-american-economy-decline <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 18, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Debate exploring two competing interpretations and examines what the United States needs to do to restore robust economic growth. </div> </div> </div> <p>Is the Great Recession and ensuing anemic recovery a result of long-run structural weaknesses that signal permanent American economic decline unless dramatic steps are taken to reverse it? Or should it be seen as a typical but severe downturn caused by a financial crisis from which the the United States will recover in due time and return to a healthy long-term economic and jobs growth trajectory? Getting the right answers to these questions is critically important for policymakers and goes to the heart of the economic issues being debated in the Presidential election.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/debate-american-economy-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Thu, 18 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3473 at http://www.itif.org Ideas for Communications Law and Policy Reform for 2013 http://www.itif.org/media/ideas-communications-law-and-policy-reform-2013 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 18, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson will give a presentation for the Free State Foundation &quot;Ideas for Communications Law and Policy Reform for 2013&quot; at the National Press Club. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson will give a presentation for the Free State Foundation "Ideas for Communications Law and Policy Reform for 2013" at the National Press Club. Video taken by the&nbsp;Free State Foundation.</p> Broadband Thu, 18 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3465 at http://www.itif.org Rob Atkinson on Money Radio 1510 "Business for Breakfast" http://www.itif.org/media/rob-atkinson-money-radio-1510-business-breakfast <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 17, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson appears on Money Radio 1510 to discuss Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson appears on&nbsp;Money Radio 1510 "Business for Breakfast"&nbsp;with Ken Morgan &amp; Julie Dougherty to discuss <em>Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage</em>.</p> Economic Theory Wed, 17 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3450 at http://www.itif.org U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Solar Goods: Will They Make a Difference? http://www.itif.org/media/us-tariffs-chinese-solar-goods-will-they-make-difference <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 14, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matthew Stepp appears on Platts Energy Week. </div> </div> </div> <p>Senior policy analyst Matthew Stepp appeared on Platts Energy Week on the show titled "U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Solar Goods: Will They Make a Difference?"</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/us-tariffs-chinese-solar-goods-will-they-make-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy & Climate Sun, 14 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3433 at http://www.itif.org Report Recommends Revamping Subsidies for Electric Battery Sector http://www.itif.org/media/report-recommends-revamping-subsidies-electric-battery-sector <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 11, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clifton Yin on E&amp;E TV with Monica Trauzzi discussing electric vehicle innovation. </div> </div> </div> <p>Why have economic policy tools failed to adequately develop the electric vehicle market in the United States? During OnPoint, Clifton Yin, clean energy policy analyst at the Information Technology &amp; Innovation Foundation, discusses a new report focused on revamping subsidies for battery technology in order to spur innovation and growth in the EV market. He explains how the ideal policy prescription could help make electric vehicles competitive with conventional gas vehicles.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.eenews.net/tv/transcript/1588" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Thu, 11 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3430 at http://www.itif.org Is the U.S. Losing the Global Innovation Advantage Race? http://www.itif.org/media/us-losing-global-innovation-advantage-race <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 9, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson discusses what he believes is the real reason for the financial collapse and Great Recession. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson discusses what he believes is the real reason for the financial collapse and Great Recession, as explained in Innovation Economics, with Fox News anchor Steve Brown.</p><script src="http://video.foxnews.com/v/embed.js?id=1889336100001&amp;w=466&amp;h=263" type="text/javascript"></script><p><noscript>Watch the latest video at &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://video.foxnews.com"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;video.foxnews.com&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;</noscript></p> Competitiveness Economic Theory Tue, 09 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3423 at http://www.itif.org Innovation Consensus: "Innovation Economics" Presentation at New America Foundation http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-consensus-innovation-economics-presentation-new-america-foundation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 5, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Innovation Economics&quot; presentation at the New America Foundation. </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF President Rob Atkinson will discuss his new book&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0300168993/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=theinfotechin-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0300168993">Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage</a></em>, co-authored with ITIF Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell. This important book provides a wake-up call for U.S. policymakers. A fierce global race for innovation advantage is under way and the United States is falling behind.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-consensus-innovation-economics-presentation-new-america-foundation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Theory Fri, 05 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3426 at http://www.itif.org Stephen Ibaraki Interview Series: "Innovation Economics" http://www.itif.org/media/stephen-ibaraki-interview-series-innovation-economics <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 4, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephen Ibaraki interviews Rob Atkinson on &quot;Innovation Economics&quot; for his podcast series. </div> </div> </div> <p>Stephen Ibaraki interviews Rob Atkinson on <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0300168993/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=theinfotechin-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0300168993">Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage</a></em> for his podcast series. Atkinson discussed the broader themes, recommendations, and current innovation and economic challenges as discussed in the book.&nbsp;</p> Economic Theory Thu, 04 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3405 at http://www.itif.org Technology and Economics on "White House Chronicle" http://www.itif.org/media/technology-and-economics-white-house-chronicle <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 2, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;White House Chronicle Host&quot; Llewellyn King host ITIF president Rob Atkinson for an episode called &quot;Technology and Economics.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>"White House Chronicle Host"&nbsp;Llewellyn King host ITIF president Rob Atkinson for an episode called "Technology and Economics." Rob discusses his new book <em>Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage</em>.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.whchronicle.com/2012/10/technology-and-economics/" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Economic Theory Tue, 02 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3411 at http://www.itif.org Innovation Economics on Charlotte Talks http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-economics-charlotte-talks <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 25, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Innovation Economics&quot; on Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Innovation Economics</em> on "Charlotte Talks" with Mike Collins.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://wfae.org/post/innovation-economics" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Economic Theory Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3386 at http://www.itif.org Recommendations from the mHealth Task Force http://www.itif.org/media/recommendations-mhealth-task-force <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 24, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A discussion of the opportunities, potential, and challenges of mHealth technology adoption in patient service industries. </div> </div> </div> <p>Earlier this year, the FCC convened a summit with industry leaders to discuss opportunities to accelerate the adoption and use of mobile health care technologies. Since then, participants have formed the “mHealth Task Force” to develop recommendations for industry and government action to harness the potential of mobile devices to improve health outcomes and lower costs of care.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/recommendations-mhealth-task-force" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health IT Mon, 24 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3379 at http://www.itif.org "Innovation Economics" on KPCW http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-economics-kpcw <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 24, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> KPCW’s Larry Warren and Doug Wells interviewed Robert Atkinson, co-author of Innovation Economics: The Race For Global Advantage. </div> </div> </div> <p>On "Mountain Money," KPCW’s Larry Warren and Doug Wells interviewed Robert Atkinson, co-author of <em>Innovation Economics: The Race For Global Advantage</em>.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://kpcw.org/2012/09/mountain-money-sept-24th-2012/" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Economic Theory Mon, 24 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3380 at http://www.itif.org Does the PCAST Report Move Spectrum Policy in the Right Direction? http://www.itif.org/media/does-pcast-report-move-spectrum-policy-right-direction <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 21, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panel debate over the implications of the recent PCAST spectrum report. </div> </div> </div> <p>The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology&nbsp;(PCAST) recently issued a controversial report on spectrum policy. The report declares the current system of spectrum reallocation "unsustainable" and recommends that the sharing of raw spectrum by multiple network operators should be the new norm. The panel will explore the report's many findings and recommendations in order to answer the following questions:</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/does-pcast-report-move-spectrum-policy-right-direction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wireless Fri, 21 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3378 at http://www.itif.org Internet TV: What Must Congress Do About It? Television Regulations Coming To Your Laptop Soon? http://www.itif.org/media/internet-tv-what-must-congress-do-about-it-television-regulations-coming-your-laptop-soon <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 21, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Richard Bennett discusses &quot;Internet TV: What Must Congress Do About It? Television Regulations Coming To Your Laptop Soon?&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>Richard Bennett presented as part of The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee's event "Internet TV: What Must Congress Do About It? Television Regulations Coming To Your Laptop Soon?"on Friday, September 21, 2012.</p> Broadband Fri, 21 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3371 at http://www.itif.org Eroding Our Foundation: Sequestration, R&D, Innovation and U.S. Economic Growth http://www.itif.org/media/eroding-our-foundation-sequestration-rd-innovation-and-us-economic-growth <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 20, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Budget Control Act would be a hard hit to federal R&amp;D investments in life sciences, aerospace, defense and more, with significant long-term consequences to economic growth. </div> </div> </div> <p>The Budget Control Act enacted in the summer of 2011 requires automatic cuts in discretionary spending to occur starting in January of 2013, commonly known as the sequestration, in order to achieve $1.2 trillion in savings through 2021. Among the areas that would be hardest hit are federal R&amp;D investments in life sciences, aerospace, defense and more, with significant long-term consequences to economic growth. In an upcoming ITIF report,&nbsp;<em>Eroding Our Foundation: Sequestration, R&amp;D, Innovation, and U.S. Economic Growth</em>, Drs.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/eroding-our-foundation-sequestration-rd-innovation-and-us-economic-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Science and R&D Thu, 20 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3377 at http://www.itif.org Fifty Ways to Leave Your Competitiveness Woes Behind: A National Traded Sector Competitiveness Strategy http://www.itif.org/media/fifty-ways-leave-your-competitiveness-woes-behind-national-traded-sector-competitiveness-strat <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 20, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For the United States economy to thrive, its traded sectors, especially advanced manufacturing, must be globally competitive. </div> </div> </div> <p>For the U.S. economy to thrive, its traded sectors, especially advanced manufacturing, must be globally competitive. Unfortunately, the opposite is true: the United States has seen virtually no growth in traded sector jobs since 1990 and has watched manufacturing output (when measured properly) fall by 11 percent over the past decade. The United States urgently needs to develop a comprehensive response. ITIF will host a Capitol Hill forum on September 20 presenting two reports offering key solutions.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/fifty-ways-leave-your-competitiveness-woes-behind-national-traded-sector-competitiveness-strat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturing Thu, 20 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3375 at http://www.itif.org Winning the Global Innovation Race Requires Necessary Changes http://www.itif.org/media/winning-global-innovation-race-requires-necessary-changes <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 17, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson talks about &quot;Innovation Economics&quot; on Nightly Business Report. </div> </div> </div> <p>Many nations are competing intensely to win this race, offering competitive corporate tax policies, increased investment in technology and training and other smart policies. In the last decade, the United States has fallen behind.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/winning-global-innovation-race-requires-necessary-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Theory Mon, 17 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3351 at http://www.itif.org Next President Needs to Tackle Innovation Deficit Too http://www.itif.org/media/next-president-needs-tackle-innovation-deficit-too <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 14, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert Atkinson, author of &quot;Innovation Economics,&quot; says the next President need to tackle America&#039;s innovation crisis to bring back manufacturing. </div> </div> </div> <p>Robert Atkinson talks about <em>Innovation Economics </em>on "The Street,"&nbsp;saying the next President need to tackle America's innovation crisis to bring back manufacturing.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/next-president-needs-tackle-innovation-deficit-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturing Fri, 14 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3356 at http://www.itif.org Washington Launch of "Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage" http://www.itif.org/media/washington-launch-innovation-economics-race-global-advantage <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 13, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson and Stephen Ezell present the findings and conclusions from their new book on a panel moderate by David Leonhardt. </div> </div> </div> <p>In&nbsp;<em>Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage</em>&nbsp;(Yale University Press), authors Rob Atkinson and Stephen Ezell present an alarming story of the United States' decline as an innovation leader as well as a range of practical yet creative ideas on how to step up the pace in today's economic race and win. They explain how a weak U.S. innovation economy not only contributed to the Great Recession but is delaying recovery. The book takes on the Washington Consensus and proposes an Innovation Consensus to prevent relatively lower U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/washington-launch-innovation-economics-race-global-advantage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Theory Thu, 13 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3339 at http://www.itif.org Bloomberg Radio "Taking Stock:" "Innovation Economics" http://www.itif.org/media/bloomberg-radio-taking-stock-innovation-economics <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 11, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson discusses &quot;Innovation Economics&quot; with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Radio &quot;Taking Stock.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson discusses "Innovation Economics" with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Radio "Taking Stock."</p> Economic Theory Tue, 11 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3331 at http://www.itif.org At Promise Nation: "Innovation Economics" http://www.itif.org/media/promise-nation-innovation-economics <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 10, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Innovation Economics&quot; author Stephen Ezell breakdowns the innovation crisis our nation faces on &quot;At Promise Nation.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Innovation Economics </em>author Stephen Ezell breakdowns the innovation crisis our nation faces on "At Promise Nation."</p> Economic Theory Mon, 10 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3330 at http://www.itif.org Productivity, Innovation, Investment Boost Jobs http://www.itif.org/media/productivity-innovation-investment-boost-jobs <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 3, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson talks about how jobs are created through growth in productivity, innovation and investment. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson talks about how jobs are created (not destroyed) through growth in productivity, innovation and investment with Media Freedom's Mike Wendy.</p> Productivity Mon, 03 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3321 at http://www.itif.org Ensuring the Trans-Pacific Partnership Becomes a Gold-Standard Trade Agreement http://www.itif.org/media/ensuring-trans-pacific-partnership-becomes-gold-standard-trade-agreement <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 29, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s essential for negotiations toward the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement to conclude with a gold-standard trade agreement that sets the standard for future trade deals. </div> </div> </div> <p>The fourteenth round of negotiations toward the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement begins in September 2012. The United States is doing the right thing in pursuing deeper economic and trade integration with key Asia-Pacific partners; but the effort will only be worth it if it concludes with a gold-standard trade agreement that sets the standard for future trade deals the United States enters into.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/ensuring-trans-pacific-partnership-becomes-gold-standard-trade-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Intellectual Property Trade Wed, 29 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3308 at http://www.itif.org How to Improve Manufacturing in America http://www.itif.org/media/how-improve-manufacturing-america <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 13, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson on American manufacturing program at the National Chamber Foundation. </div> </div> </div> <p>The National Chamber Foundation, together with the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation as well as the National Association of Manufacturers, hosted a half-day program focused on how we may build American competitiveness through manufacturing. Rob Atkinson presented his view of the state of American manufacturing and the economy to the panel of manufacturing experts.&nbsp;</p> Manufacturing Mon, 13 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3280 at http://www.itif.org Innovation Economics: Trailer One, Losing the Race http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-economics-trailer-one-losing-race <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 13, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The first book trailer for &quot;Innovation Economics.&quot; How the U.S. is falling behind in global competition. </div> </div> </div> <p>An intense race for global economic advantage is under way. The race will be won by nations with innovation-based economies and economic policies. The reality is the United States is falling behind in this race. Unless the U.S. enacts public policies to reflect this new reality, Americans will face relatively lower standards of living associated with a noncompetitive national economy.</p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-media-related-content"> <div class="field-label">Related Links:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/publications/dot-com-turns-25-commercial-blockbuster-just-gets-started">Dot-com Turns 25: Commercial Blockbuster Just Gets Started </a> </div> </div> </div> Economic Theory Mon, 13 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3276 at http://www.itif.org New Age of Discovery: Government’s Role in Transformative Innovation http://www.itif.org/media/new-age-discovery-government%E2%80%99s-role-transformative-innovation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 2, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF explores the character of early stage government innovation support in both military and energy applications. </div> </div> </div> <p>From reaching for the stars to developing the information super-highway, government R&amp;D has unlocked many doors and ignited human curiosity and discovery. A generation ago, research by the Defense Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) spurred some of the most transformative innovations in the modern era: the foundations of the internet, stealth technology, and GPS. One of today’s most promising frontiers and urgent challenges is the quest for sustainable energy.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/new-age-discovery-government%E2%80%99s-role-transformative-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy & Climate Thu, 02 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3258 at http://www.itif.org Powering the Mobile Revolution: Principles of Spectrum Allocation http://www.itif.org/media/powering-mobile-revolution-principles-spectrum-allocation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 31, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF and select experts discuss ITIF&#039;s new spectrum allocation report and the issues policymakers face going forward. </div> </div> </div> <p>Advances in mobile technology have spurred new business models, created 1.5 million jobs and improved education, health care, and public safety in the United States. For the United States to stay in the lead on LTE adoption, we need advances in semiconductor technology, software, and spectrum reallocation. Unfortunately when it comes to spectrum reallocation, recent and pending public policy decisions on re-purposing spectrum for more innovative uses lack consistency.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/powering-mobile-revolution-principles-spectrum-allocation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wireless Tue, 31 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3254 at http://www.itif.org Making Voting More Accessible for Veterans with Disabilities http://www.itif.org/media/making-voting-more-accessible-veterans-disabilities <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 24, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF and its research partners will share the conclusions from a set of studies that outline the problems as well as technical and policy recommendations to make voting more accessible. </div> </div> </div> <p>More than 40,000 American military personnel have been injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, and many of these Americans are undergoing lengthy recovery and rehabilitation treatments at hospitals far from home. Many barriers exist that may prevent these Americans from registering and voting in elections. Fortunately, if done right, technology can facilitate voting for these Americans and others who face barriers to participating in the electoral process. Sen.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/making-voting-more-accessible-veterans-disabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Accessibility Tue, 24 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3240 at http://www.itif.org Land of Promise: An Economic History from Michael Lind http://www.itif.org/media/land-promise-economic-history-michael-lind <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 23, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF host Lind for a discussion of the remarkable people, innovations and tumult of our history and what it could tell us about the present and future. </div> </div> </div> <p>In&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061834807/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0061834807&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=theinfotechin-20">Land of Promise</a></em>, bestselling author Michael Lind provides a sweeping and original work of economic history, recounting the epic story of America’s rise from a collection of weak economies to the world’s dominant economy and an industrial, financial, and military colossus.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/land-promise-economic-history-michael-lind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Mon, 23 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3237 at http://www.itif.org We’re #27: The United States Lags Far Behind in R&D Tax Incentive Generosity http://www.itif.org/media/we%E2%80%99re-27-united-states-lags-far-behind-rd-tax-incentive-generosity <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 19, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The U.S. needs to retain the R&amp;D tax credit for innovation-based global competitiveness. </div> </div> </div> <p>At a time when Washington is desperate to find ways to spur economic growth and job creation, somehow one of the best tools at policymakers' disposal, the R&amp;D tax credit, has been allowed to expire and its fate is far from certain. Against this backdrop, ITIF's forthcoming report ranks the United States 27th in terms of generosity in comparison with competing countries. This is putting U.S. firms at a major disadvantage in the global innovation race.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/we%E2%80%99re-27-united-states-lags-far-behind-rd-tax-incentive-generosity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Science and R&D Taxes Thu, 19 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3226 at http://www.itif.org ITIF's Stepp Discusses Threat to U.S. Clean Energy Economy http://www.itif.org/media/itifs-stepp-discusses-threat-us-clean-energy-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 19, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matthew Stepp appeared on E&amp;E TV&#039;s &quot;OnPoint&quot; with Monica Trauzzi to discuss ITIF&#039;s report on green mercantilism. </div> </div> </div> <p>Full Transcript:</p><p>Monica Trauzzi: Hello and welcome to OnPoint. I'm Monica Trauzzi. Joining me today is Matthew Stepp, senior analyst with the Information, Technology and Innovation Foundation. Matt, it's nice to see you.&nbsp;</p><p>Matthew Stepp: Monica, thanks for having me.</p><p>Monica Trauzzi: Matt, the Senate energy committee recently took up the issue of competitiveness and collaboration between the U.S. and China on clean energy. Does an overall threat exists to the U.S.'s clean energy economy?</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.eenews.net/tv/video_guide/1546?page=1&amp;sort_type=date" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/itifs-stepp-discusses-threat-us-clean-energy-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy & Climate Tue, 19 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3167 at http://www.itif.org Green Mercantilism: Threat to the Clean Energy Economy http://www.itif.org/media/green-mercantilism-threat-clean-energy-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 15, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A presentation of the report &quot;Green Mercantilism: Threat to the Clean Energy Economy.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF Senior Analyst Matthew Stepp talks us through the new report "Green Mercantilism: Threat to the Clean Energy Economy," highlighting the current problems, exposing myths about energy innovation, and suggestions to combat green mercantilism in the future.</p> Energy & Climate Fri, 15 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3159 at http://www.itif.org Time to Start Thinking: A Conversation with Ed Luce http://www.itif.org/media/time-start-thinking-conversation-ed-luce <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 6, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Exploring why America is sleepwalking into economic and geopolitical decline with Ed Luce. </div> </div> </div> <p>America is sleepwalking into economic and geopolitical decline. That’s the central thesis of veteran<em>&nbsp;Financial Times</em>&nbsp;correspondent Ed Luce’s book&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Time-Start-Thinking-America-Descent/dp/0802120210">Time to Start Thinking</a></em>, which supports this thesis with interviews conducted with&nbsp;Bill Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen and other key players in politics and business.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/time-start-thinking-conversation-ed-luce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Wed, 06 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3142 at http://www.itif.org CNBC: Big Government Tax Grab! http://www.itif.org/media/cnbc-big-government-tax-grab <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 4, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson debates Larry Kudlow and Dan Mitchell of Cato on The Kudlow Report. </div> </div> </div> <p><object id="cnbcplayer" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="400" height="380" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,0,0"><param name="type" value="application/x-shockwave-flash" /> <param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /> <param name="quality" value="best" /> <param name="scale" value="noscale" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="salign" value="lt" /> <param name="flashVars" value="startTime=000" /> <param name="flas</object></p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/cnbc-big-government-tax-grab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transportation Tue, 05 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3138 at http://www.itif.org Al Jazeera: China: Inventing Innovation http://www.itif.org/media/al-jazeera-china-inventing-innovation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 1, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson interviewed on 101 East on Chinese mercantilist. </div> </div> </div> <p>China, one of Asia's major economic powerhouses, is showing signs of slowing growth.&nbsp;For years, China has been promoting a policy of "indigenous innovation" - favouring domestic firms who develop their own technologies.</p><p>But China is guilty of unfair trade practices and theft of intellectual property.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2012/05/2012530105726401111.html" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Trade Fri, 01 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3140 at http://www.itif.org Stephen Ezell Comments on Al Jazeera http://www.itif.org/media/stephen-ezell-comments-al-jazeera <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 22, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell commented on the Chinese counterfeits in an interview with Al Jazeera. </div> </div> </div> <p>Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell commented on the Chinese counterfeits in an interview on Al Jazeera English, commenting on the steps the U.S. government can take to correct this problem and reduce the dangerous consequences of counterfeit products in the supply chain.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=2690&amp;DateTime=5%2F22%2F2012+7%3A32%3A53+PM&amp;Term=Information+Technology+and+Innovation+Foundation&amp;PlayClip=TRUE" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Trade Tue, 22 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3124 at http://www.itif.org CNN: Counterfeit Parts in Military Equipment http://www.itif.org/media/cnn-counterfeit-parts-military-equipment <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 22, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson was interviewed by CNN on Chinese counterfeit parts in the U.S. military. </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF President Rob Atkinson was interviewed by CNN on a newly released Senate report that detailed how counterfeit Chinese parts have been found in U.S. military equipment such as jet fighters. Atkinson stressed it was important to bring this type of manufacturing back to America and to crack down on China's systemic counterfeiting, intellectual property theft and other illegal practices.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/cnn-counterfeit-parts-military-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Intellectual Property Trade Tue, 22 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3121 at http://www.itif.org Business Horizon Series: Rob Atkinson http://www.itif.org/media/business-horizon-series-rob-atkinson <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 17, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson&#039;s presentation on U.S. manufacturing to the National Chamber Foundation. </div> </div> </div> <p>The National Chamber Foundation, together with the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation as well as the National Association of Manufacturers, hosted a half-day program focused on how we may build American competitiveness through manufacturing. Featuring a keynote and discussions led by noted leaders in the business community and policy arenas, it examined the essential ingredients for a dynamic and prosperous manufacturing sector in America.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://ncf.uschamber.com/events/2012/business-horizon-series-iii" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Manufacturing Thu, 17 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3125 at http://www.itif.org Leadership Under Threat: Assessing U.S. International Competitiveness in Biomedical Research http://www.itif.org/media/leadership-under-threat-assessing-us-international-competitiveness-biomedical-research <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 17, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The U.S. needs to re-examine its competitiveness in the life sciences sector. </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF and United for Medical Research release a report benchmarking international competitiveness in biomedical research. The United States’ leadership position in biomedical research is no longer assured, especially as the governments of an increasing number of countries are investing more in life sciences research as a share of their GDP than the United States. This report documents the economic impact of public investment in life sciences R&amp;D, quantifying its impact on innovation, employment, and export levels of the U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/leadership-under-threat-assessing-us-international-competitiveness-biomedical-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Life Sciences Thu, 17 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3099 at http://www.itif.org My Kingdom for a Hertz: Can Washington Keep the Mobile Revolution Going? http://www.itif.org/media/my-kingdom-hertz-can-washington-keep-mobile-revolution-going <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 15, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An expert panel searches for practical solutions to the spectrum crunch. </div> </div> </div> <p>Two years ago, the National Broadband Plan recommended that the government allocate 300 MHz of new spectrum to mobile broadband networks within five years and an additional 200 MHz for various uses within ten years. Since the Plan was published, 20 MHz has been reserved for a Public Safety Network, 40 MHz has been reserved to protect GPS receivers, the Defense Department has asked for 10 years and $12 billion to relocate military applications in the 1755 – 1850 MHz band, Congress has constrained the FCC’s repacking power, and demand for mobile network capacity has continued to grow.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/my-kingdom-hertz-can-washington-keep-mobile-revolution-going" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wireless Tue, 15 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3095 at http://www.itif.org Stephen Ibaraki Interview Series: IFIP World Computer Congress http://www.itif.org/media/stephen-ibaraki-interview-series-ifip-world-computer-congress <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 9, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Atkinson stresses the importance of ICT and how nations must support IT if they want to remain prosperous and see job growth. </div> </div> </div> <p>Stephen Ibaraki, vice chair of IFIP World CIO Forum and recipient of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional Award, interviews ITIF president Rob Atkinson for another episode in his Outstand Professionals Series. This episode discusses the upcoming IFIP World Computer Congress 2012 taking place in the Netherlands.&nbsp;</p><p>Atkinson stresses the importance of ICT and how nations must support IT if they want to remain prosperous and see job growth.&nbsp;</p> Internet Wed, 09 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3084 at http://www.itif.org Can Wealthy Countries Stay Rich? Manufacturing and ICT-enabled Services in a Changing Global Economy http://www.itif.org/media/can-wealthy-countries-stay-rich-manufacturing-and-ict-enabled-services-changing-global-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 9, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wealthy countries must escape the commodity trap; they cannot compete on the basis of price alone. How has the problem changed? </div> </div> </div> <p>Sustaining the growth of employment and productivity to ensure expanding real incomes of citizens is a classic policy problem and political necessity for all governments. To stay wealthy, the advanced countries must find ways to produce high-valued-added goods and services with a high-wage, high-skill workforce. Wealthy countries must escape the commodity trap; they cannot compete on the basis of price alone. How has the problem changed? Information technology has transformed both manufacturing and services—but the task of building on the past and imagining the future remains.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/can-wealthy-countries-stay-rich-manufacturing-and-ict-enabled-services-changing-global-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Wed, 09 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3082 at http://www.itif.org Innovation Thought Leaders' Podcast Series: G-Zero World http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-thought-leaders-podcast-series-g-zero-world <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 30, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vinny Catalano host Ian Bremmer on the Innovation Podcast Series. </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of the Innovation Podcast Series, Vinny Catalano interviews Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer on what competitiveness and innovation will mean in the "G-Zero" world, as discussed in Bremmer's book&nbsp;<em>Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World.</em></p> Competitiveness Mon, 30 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3076 at http://www.itif.org Innovation Thought Leaders' Podcast Series: Innovation Ecosystem http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-thought-leaders-podcast-series-innovation-ecosystem <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 27, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Atkinson appears on the innovation podcast series. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson appeared on the inaugural episode of the Innovation Podcast series with Vinny Catalano. This episode discussed and debated the innovation ecosystem and what Atkinson hopes to accomplish in upcoming travels to China, Geneva, and the MEP dialogue in Orlando, Florida.</p> Economic Theory Fri, 27 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3059 at http://www.itif.org Resolved: U.S. Ex-Im Bank Financing is a Vital Component of U.S. Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/media/resolved-us-ex-im-bank-financing-vital-component-us-competitiveness <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 24, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF host a debate on the reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank. </div> </div> </div> <p>Since 1945, the U.S. Export-Import Bank has played a vital role in boosting U.S. exports and competitiveness by providing over $500 billion in financing and insurance for export transactions. In 2010 alone, the Ex-Im Bank provided $24.5 billion worth of export credit financing which backed $34.4 billion worth of U.S. exports, supporting 227,000 jobs at 3,300 U.S. companies.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/resolved-us-ex-im-bank-financing-vital-component-us-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Tue, 24 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3054 at http://www.itif.org Taking Stock Podcast - Bloomberg Radio http://www.itif.org/media/taking-stock-podcast-bloomberg-radio <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 23, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson appears on &quot;Taking Stock&quot; to discuss innovation and competitiveness. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson and Vinny Catalano appear on "Taking Stock" to discuss innovation and competitiveness. After ITIF's <a href="http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-consensus-economic-growth-2013-and-beyond">Innovation Consensus Conference</a>, they reflect on the evident need for policies that advance R&amp;D efforts, reform STEM education, and provide considerable investments for start-ups.</p> Competitiveness Education & Training Science and R&D Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3052 at http://www.itif.org Stephen Ibaraki Interview Series: Driving Innovation and Investment http://www.itif.org/media/stephen-ibaraki-interview-series-driving-innovation-and-investment <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 23, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephen Ibaraki interviews ITIF president Rob Atkinson on driving innovation. </div> </div> </div> <p>Stephen Ibaraki, vice chair of IFIP World CIO Forum and recipient of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional Award,&nbsp;interviews ITIF president Rob Atkinson on driving innovation, IT investment, and institutional accountability to the innovation economy.</p> Internet Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3050 at http://www.itif.org The Innovation Consensus: Economic Growth in 2013 and Beyond http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-consensus-economic-growth-2013-and-beyond <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 20, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Silicon Flatirons and the Technology Policy Institute host The Innovation Consensus: Economic Growth in 2013 and Beyond. </div> </div> </div> <p>American cannot grow and create jobs without innovation. And America cannot solve its fiscal challenges without growth. Yet America's innovation potential, and the global competitiveness that it must fuel, is being challenged by trends both domestic and foreign. And yet despite its importance, the issue is getting relatively little attention. Nonetheless, thinkers across the political spectrum have begun to focus on common-sense solutions.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-consensus-economic-growth-2013-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Economic Theory Fri, 20 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3046 at http://www.itif.org C-SPAN: Can American Manufacturing Thrive Again? http://www.itif.org/media/c-span-can-american-manufacturing-thrive-again <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 19, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson&#039;s testimony before House Committee via C-SPAN. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson's testimony before the House Committee. The hearing will discussed the administration's plan to revive this important industry and discuss other policy solutions.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/c-span-can-american-manufacturing-thrive-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturing Thu, 19 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3057 at http://www.itif.org Internet Platform Competition and Market Convergence http://www.itif.org/media/internet-platform-competition-and-market-convergence <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 18, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How does competition work in the mobile Internet economy? </div> </div> </div> <p>How does competition work in the mobile Internet economy? Traditional anti-trust analysis stove-pipes the players in this dynamic ecosystem in a way that fails to capture the complex interplay of networks, apps, handsets, services, and content. Jonathan Sallet has developed an analysis that more fully portrays competition and cooperation in our new world, the "value circle" concept. Sallet shows that the enablers of mobile apps play multiple roles, often acting as both users and suppliers of services.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/internet-platform-competition-and-market-convergence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Wed, 18 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3037 at http://www.itif.org Grand Innovation Challenges of the 21st Century http://www.itif.org/media/grand-innovation-challenges-21st-century <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 12, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF hosted Tom Kalil, OSTP&#039;s Deputy Director for Policy, as he made the case for an &quot;all hands on deck&quot; effort to set and meet Grand Challenges that involves government, the private sector, philanthropists, and research universities. </div> </div> </div> <p>Technology has given new meaning to Napoleon Hill's famous quote, "Whatever the mind and conceive and believe it can achieve." This summer, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) will convene a conference on Grand Challenges - ambitious goals that are achieved by advancing science, technology and innovation.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/grand-innovation-challenges-21st-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Thu, 12 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3025 at http://www.itif.org Rising Price of Gas; Energy and Government R&D http://www.itif.org/media/rising-price-gas-energy-and-government-rd <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 9, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson appeared on &quot;White House Chronicle&quot; on the subject of rising gas prices, energy, and government R&amp;D. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson appeared on <em>White House Chronicle</em> as a featured expert on the subject of rising gas prices, energy, and government R&amp;D.</p><p><a href="http://www.whchronicle.com/2012/04/rising-price-of-gas-energy-and-government-rd/"> Watch this episode</a>.</p> Energy & Climate Mon, 09 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3019 at http://www.itif.org Transforming Higher Education with IT http://www.itif.org/media/transforming-higher-education-it <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 28, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Exploring what can be done at multiple levels to improve productivity in higher education. </div> </div> </div> <p>President Obama recently announced a new initiative to address the question of higher education affordability. For decades, the cost of college has been growing faster than inflation, putting college out of reach for an increasing number of American families. However, if we are going to keep college cost increases down, information technology will have to play a key role, just as it has in a host of other industries.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/transforming-higher-education-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Education & Training Wed, 28 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2982 at http://www.itif.org Worse Than the Great Depression: What the Experts Are Missing About American Manufacturing Decline http://www.itif.org/media/worse-great-depression-what-experts-are-missing-about-american-manufacturing-decline <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 21, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF releases a comprehensive report that reveals the truth about the troubling state of U.S. manufacturing. </div> </div> </div> <p>Here’s an ugly and overlooked fact: Not only did America lose nearly six million manufacturing jobs in the last decade but the decline as a share of total manufacturing jobs (33 percent) exceeded the rate of loss in the Great Depression. Despite this unprecedented negative performance, most economists, pundits and elected officials are remarkably blasé, largely because they attribute this job loss to superior productivity performance of U.S. manufacturers.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/worse-great-depression-what-experts-are-missing-about-american-manufacturing-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturing Wed, 21 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2963 at http://www.itif.org Boosting Exports, Jobs, and Economic Growth by Expanding the Information Technology Agreement http://www.itif.org/media/boosting-exports-jobs-and-economic-growth-expanding-information-technology-agreement <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 15, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF finds that ITA expansion would benefit the U.S. in many sectors. </div> </div> </div> <p>Think of the technology used in 1996. The proliferation of innovative new products has been astounding. Remarkably, the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), which fully eliminates tariffs on covered information and communications technology (ICT) products, has not really been updated in 15 years, and even then did not cover everyday consumer electronic products, such as audio speakers, DVD players, and video cameras. The ITA, with its 73 participating member nations, has been one of the most successful trade agreements ever undertaken.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/boosting-exports-jobs-and-economic-growth-expanding-information-technology-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Thu, 15 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2946 at http://www.itif.org Which Countries Have the Best Innovation Policies? http://www.itif.org/media/which-countries-have-best-innovation-policies <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 12, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video interview with Rob Atkinson explaining which countries have innovation strategies. </div> </div> </div> <p>Which Countries Have the Best Innovation Policies? Rob Atkinson reviews the evidence from <em>The Global innovation Policy Index</em> showing Canada and Signapore are the most innovation-friendly countries.&nbsp;</p> Competitiveness Mon, 12 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2940 at http://www.itif.org The Global Innovation Policy Index http://www.itif.org/media/global-innovation-policy-index <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 8, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Release of a new report that benchmarks the competitiveness of the innovation and trade policies of 55 nations. </div> </div> </div> <p>The Global Innovation Policy Index, produced by ITIF in conjunction with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, assesses the effectiveness of the innovation policies of 55 countries using 84 indicators grouped into seven core innovation policy areas: 1) trade and foreign direct investment; 2) science and R&amp;D; 3) domestic market competition; 4) intellectual property rights; 5) information and communications technology; 6) government procurement; and 7) high-skill immigration.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/global-innovation-policy-index" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Developing Economies Intellectual Property Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2929 at http://www.itif.org How Can the U.S. Combat Chinese Innovation Mercantilism? http://www.itif.org/media/how-can-us-combat-chinese-innovation-mercantilism <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 3, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How Can the U.S. Combat Chinese Innovation Mercantilism? </div> </div> </div> <p>How Can the U.S. Combat Chinese Innovation Mercantilism? Rob Atkinson outlines some essential steps in moving forward to combat innovation mercantilism while allowing China to prosper.</p> Trade Sat, 03 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2916 at http://www.itif.org Enough is Enough: Confronting Chinese Innovation Mercantilism http://www.itif.org/media/enough-enough-confronting-chinese-innovation-mercantilism <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 28, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It is time for policymakers in the United States and other countries to wake up to the facts on Chinese trade policies and begin responding to today’s reality. </div> </div> </div> <p>America’s trade relationship with China has entered into a perilous stage in the last five years. With China’s shift to an “indigenous innovation” strategy based on forced IP transfer, standards manipulation, discriminatory regulatory and tax policies, and favoritism towards state owned enterprises, China is unabashedly seeking to favor Chinese-owned firms in order to dominate practically all sectors, especially the higher value-added, innovation-based sectors. Yet, the Washington consensus response can be summed up in one word: patience.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/enough-enough-confronting-chinese-innovation-mercantilism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Trade Tue, 28 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2891 at http://www.itif.org Innovation in Transportation at American Competitiveness: What Works http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-transportation-american-competitiveness-what-works <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 27, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Innovation in Transportation at American Competiveness: What Works </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-family: arial; color: #7d6a55;"><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px;">On February 14, 2012, ITIF President Rob Atkinson presented on a panel as part of the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.transactionserver1.com/default.aspx?tsid=485">American Competitiveness: What Works</a>&nbsp;conference. Atkinson discussed innovation in transportation,&nbsp;the potential for network intelligence to increase mobility,&nbsp;and pioneering new transportation frontiers.</span></span></p> Transportation Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2905 at http://www.itif.org Is Clean Energy Innovation Policy Picking Winners and Losers? http://www.itif.org/media/clean-energy-innovation-policy-picking-winners-and-losers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 24, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is Clean Energy Innovation Policy Picking Winners and Losers? </div> </div> </div> <p>Is Clean Energy Innovation Policy Picking Winners and Losers?&nbsp;ITIF Clean Energy Analyst Clifton Yin weighs in.</p> Energy & Climate Fri, 24 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2915 at http://www.itif.org Eddie Lazarus Reflects on a Dramatic Tenure as Chief of Staff of the FCC http://www.itif.org/media/eddie-lazarus-reflects-dramatic-tenure-chief-staff-fcc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 23, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF hosted Eddie Lazarus for reflections and a discussion about what&#039;s ahead for the FCC. </div> </div> </div> <p>Eddie Lazarus spent the last two and a half years as chief of staff of the Federal Communications Commission, a tenure rightly described by The Washington Post's Cecilia Kang as, "marked by brutal battles over Internet access rules and the reviews of two massive mergers." Indeed, Lazarus was in the center of high-stakes, politically-charged battles over the soul of Internet and the shape of the communications marketplace. As he leaves public service, ITIF is pleased to host him for some reflections on his experience and discussion about what's ahead for issues before the FCC.</p> Broadband Wireless Thu, 23 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2878 at http://www.itif.org Can Successful Innovation Lead to Falling Revenue? http://www.itif.org/media/can-successful-innovation-lead-falling-revenue <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 20, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Innovation Question of the Week: Can Successful Innovation Lead to Falling Revenue? </div> </div> </div> <p>Can Successful Innovation Lead to Falling Revenue? E.g. Skype Destroys International Phone Revenue. Sector Shrinks, Innovator Grows. Rob Atkinson anwsered by saying innovation can lower revenue but it always improves consumer welfare.</p> Internet Mon, 20 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2872 at http://www.itif.org Applying the DARPA Concepts to Energy Innovation: The Emerging ARPA-E Model http://www.itif.org/media/applying-darpa-concepts-energy-innovation-emerging-arpa-e-model <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 3, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF is holding a forum on applying the DARPA concepts to energy innovation. </div> </div> </div> <p>Driving growth through innovation isn’t just about boosting science funding and hoping for the best. Institutions – and their management models – matter. In the past, public agencies like the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) helped develop and spur economy-changing innovations, most notably the Internet. It's high-risk/high-reward bets created new industries and yielded massive economy-wide returns on initial investment – some of the best “bang for the buck” imaginable.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/applying-darpa-concepts-energy-innovation-emerging-arpa-e-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy & Climate Fri, 03 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2831 at http://www.itif.org Debate: Progressive Economics and the Great Recession http://www.itif.org/media/debate-progressive-economics-and-great-recession <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 1, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Great Recession has given way to a less-than-great recovery and the pressure is on for Washington to respond. ITIF President Rob Atkinson and Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, will debate progressive economic policies. </div> </div> </div> <p>The Great Recession has given way to a less-than-great recovery and the pressure is on for Washington to respond. ITIF President Rob Atkinson has taken on traditional Keynesians for pushing for additional public pump priming and for what he sees as their focus on distribution of the economic pie rather than the growth of the pie. But Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, rejects Atkinson's critique.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/debate-progressive-economics-and-great-recession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Theory Wed, 01 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2825 at http://www.itif.org Restoring the Innovation Edge http://www.itif.org/media/restoring-innovation-edge <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 24, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In his new book, Restoring the Innovation Edge (Stanford Business Books), Jerald Hage, Director of the Center for Innovation at the University of Maryland, explores remedies to this growing problem, looking at eight key obstacles that the U.S. faces in restoring its innovative edge. </div> </div> </div> <p>Only those in deep denial believe the United States remains the unchallenged leader when it comes to innovation-based competitiveness. As other nations adopt public-private innovation strategies, the U.S. is going in the opposite direction, failing to adapt to the competitive environment generated by the evolution of science and technology.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/restoring-innovation-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2804 at http://www.itif.org Bricks and Bits: Transforming the Construction Industry Through Innovation http://www.itif.org/media/bricks-and-bits-transforming-construction-industry-through-innovation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 18, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With its vast holdings, the government has learned a thing or two about procurement and coordinating construction management and it plays a critical role in setting standards and undertaking industry-related R&amp;D. </div> </div> </div> <p>Notwithstanding the current surplus in housing, over the next quarter century the U.S. will need to invest trillions of dollars in construction to meet the demands of a growing population and to refurbish aging infrastructure. Doing this efficiently will be critical to America’s economic future. However, when benchmarked against America’s leading industries, the construction industry is anything but efficient. Indeed, measured growth in construction industry productivity has actually declined over the last two decades.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/bricks-and-bits-transforming-construction-industry-through-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Productivity Wed, 18 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2791 at http://www.itif.org Both Sides of SOPA and PIPA Anti-Piracy Legislation http://www.itif.org/media/both-sides-sopa-and-pipa-anti-piracy-legislation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 17, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Castro weighs in on the controversial SOPA/PIPA acts, pointing out the negative effects of foreign internet piracy. </div> </div> </div> <p>In an interview with <a href="http://www.nbr.com/transcripts/both-sides-of-sopa-and-pipa-anti-piracy-legislation-20120117">Nightly Business Report</a>, Senior Analyst Daniel Castro argues&nbsp;tougher anti-piracy rules would benefit artists and software engineers working in the United States. He points out that millions of foreign&nbsp;internet users are downloading pirated content without any price. This income gap could be funding American jobs and lowering the average cost of such entertainment products for Americans.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://bcove.me/iakvbqwv" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/both-sides-sopa-and-pipa-anti-piracy-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Intellectual Property Tue, 17 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2792 at http://www.itif.org Rob Atkinson, President ITIF, Speaks About the COMPETES Report http://www.itif.org/media/rob-atkinson-president-itif-speaks-about-competes-report <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 5, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As the Commerce Department unveiled a report on U.S. innovation and competitiveness, ITIF hoped it would raise the public awareness of ebbing of U.S. competitiveness. </div> </div> </div> <p>As the Commerce Department unveiled a report on U.S. innovation and competitiveness, which ITIF had long championed, ITIF President Rob Atkinson said he hoped it would raise the public awareness of ebbing of U.S. competitiveness.</p><p>"I hope this is a first step in the process of Washington waking up to the urgent innovation challenge and giving it the same attention as the budget deficit. But we need to do more than merely wake up. We must bound out of our complacency and partisanship as if our future depends on it, because it does," he said.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/rob-atkinson-president-itif-speaks-about-competes-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Thu, 05 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2779 at http://www.itif.org Benefits and Limitations of Industry Self-Regulation for Online Behavioral Advertising http://www.itif.org/media/benefits-and-limitations-industry-self-regulation-online-behavioral-advertising <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 13, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Self-regulation, as opposed to government regulation, is the preferred norm in industries as diverse as health care, higher education, fashion, advertising, mining, marine fishing, professional sports, and nuclear power. The private sector relies on self-regulation to establishing industry standards, professional codes of ethic, and establish consumer confidence. Unfortunately, when it comes to protecting consumer privacy online, many policymakers are skeptical of self-regulation and seem to think the risks of under-regulation outweigh the risks of over-regulation.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/benefits-and-limitations-industry-self-regulation-online-behavioral-advertising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Privacy Tue, 13 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2738 at http://www.itif.org Explaining Anemic U.S. Job Growth: The Role of Faltering U.S. Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/media/explaining-anemic-us-job-growth-role-faltering-us-competitiveness <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 5, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Recent analysis of the economic crisis fails to consider the loss of manufacturing jobs and lack of innovation in the U.S. </div> </div> </div> <p>The Great Recession officially ended more than two years ago but the recovery is barely perceptible and anxious policymakers are running out of options. Washington cannot seem to agree on what caused the Recession in the first place or how to create robust job growth. One camp argues for revving up consumer demand through fiscal and monetary policy. The other says the financial system got out of control and we just have to wait for our books to get back into balance.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/explaining-anemic-us-job-growth-role-faltering-us-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Manufacturing Mon, 05 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2711 at http://www.itif.org Energy Innovation 2011 http://www.itif.org/media/energy-innovation-2011 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 17, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At Energy Innovation 2011, leading energy policy thinkers will address core issues and counter misguided but widely held beliefs about the clean energy innovation. </div> </div> </div> <p>At Energy Innovation 2011, leading energy policy thinkers will address core issues and counter misguided but widely held beliefs about the clean energy innovation.</p><p><object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YDjSRr3ZF4I" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/76htosGXZLs" wmode="transparent"></embed></object></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/energy-innovation-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy & Climate Thu, 17 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2696 at http://www.itif.org UK and U.S. IP Enforcement: Views from the Top http://www.itif.org/media/uk-and-us-ip-enforcement-views-top <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 7, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In today&#039;s economy, few assets are more valuable than intellectual property. </div> </div> </div> <p>In today's economy, few assets are more valuable than intellectual property. Tens of billions of dollars, hundreds of thousands of jobs, and national competitiveness are on the line. ITIF, working with the British Embassy, is pleased to host two of the world's chief IP officials, David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and John Alty, Chief Executive of the United Kingdom's Intellectual Property Office, for a rare joint appearance.</p> Intellectual Property Mon, 07 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2679 at http://www.itif.org Health Care Innovation in a Time of Fiscal Austerity http://www.itif.org/media/health-care-innovation-time-fiscal-austerity <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 2, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An international forum discussing the future of health care innovation in times of financial crisis. </div> </div> </div> <p>In both America and Europe increasing fiscal pressures are requiring a rethinking of many policy areas, including health care. And yet historically, America and Europe's leadership in life sciences innovation was linked in part to adequate expenditures on health care. Today that link is being challenged. As a result, policy makers who seek to control costs while enabling the needed advances in life sciences innovation must address new critical questions: How can healthcare benefit from the innovation which is typical of a free market economy?</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/health-care-innovation-time-fiscal-austerity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health IT Life Sciences Wed, 02 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2671 at http://www.itif.org Boosting Competitiveness by Connecting Science and Industry: Insights from Germany's Innovation Model http://www.itif.org/media/boosting-competitiveness-connecting-science-and-industry-insights-germanys-innovation-model <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 18, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Analyzing what lessons the U.S. can learn from Germany’s high-tech and innovation strategy. </div> </div> </div> <p>Germany has emerged from the global downturn as one of the world's strongest economies. What's the secret behind Germany's economic strength? The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, the German Center for Research &amp; Innovation, and ITIF held an event that featured presentations on Germany's High-Tech Strategy from Engelbert Beyer, Head of the Directorate Innovation Strategies, and Dr. Jan Wessels, Division for Innovation Policy Issues, from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and on its Fraunhofer System from Dr.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/boosting-competitiveness-connecting-science-and-industry-insights-germanys-innovation-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Tue, 18 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2656 at http://www.itif.org A Time For Change: The Case for Reforming Universal Service Now http://www.itif.org/media/time-change-case-reforming-universal-service-now <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 6, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An important discussion of the urgency and best approaches to USF reform. </div> </div> </div> <p>Efforts to modernize the Universal Service Fund have been underway in Washington nearly as long as the Fund has been in effect. Very little progress has been made on this issue, despite the almost universal agreement that the United States should place higher priority on broadband service than traditional telephone service. However, the stars seem to be finally aligning around the need for fundamental reform.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/time-change-case-reforming-universal-service-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Thu, 06 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2628 at http://www.itif.org Patent Boxes: Innovation in Tax Policy and Tax Policy for Innovation http://www.itif.org/media/patent-boxes-innovation-tax-policy-and-tax-policy-innovation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 4, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A patent box reduces corporate tax rate on revenue from qualifying IP, based in part on corresponding R&amp;D and production conducted domestically. </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the most interesting policy developments in the global innovation race is known as a patent box, which provides preferential tax treatment for corporate income that comes from patented products. The goal is to encourage commercialization of R&amp;D.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/patent-boxes-innovation-tax-policy-and-tax-policy-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Intellectual Property Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2621 at http://www.itif.org Are Investment Incentives Necessary in Corporate Tax Reform? http://www.itif.org/media/are-investment-incentives-necessary-corporate-tax-reform <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 27, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There is growing interest in corporate tax reform as a way to boost U.S. international competitiveness. </div> </div> </div> <p>There is growing interest in the issue of corporate tax reform as a way to boost economic growth and U.S. international competitiveness. While any comprehensive tax reform involves a multitude of issues, one important issue is the extent to which a reformed tax code should include, or even stress, specific incentives to shape corporate behavior.&nbsp;The American Action Forum, the Tax Policy Center, and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation held an important debate on the key issues facing policy makers.</p> Taxes Tue, 27 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2608 at http://www.itif.org Measuring Broadband Performance http://www.itif.org/media/measuring-broadband-performance <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 23, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The FCC recently released a report that contradicts previous speculation that American ISPs deliver much less broadband performance than advertised. </div> </div> </div> <p>The FCC recently released a report that contradicts previous speculation that American ISPs deliver much less broadband performance than advertised. This event examined the report, highlighting methodological improvements over previous studies and examined the stresses and strains on the broadband ecosystem.</p> Broadband Fri, 23 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2603 at http://www.itif.org Explaining International IT Application Leadership: Electronic Identification Systems http://www.itif.org/media/explaining-international-it-application-leadership-electronic-identification-systems <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 15, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Discussing a report assessing national e-ID systems and what the U.S. can learn from early adopters. </div> </div> </div> <p>It has been more than a decade since President Clinton signed the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN), but little has been done since then to create an electronic ID system. Are we ever going to have the ability to securely sign electronic documents and authenticate to online services? Countries around the world are implementing electronic ID systems to enable their citizens to benefit more from the digital economy, to vote via the Internet and to combat identity theft. But the United States lags woefully behind.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/explaining-international-it-application-leadership-electronic-identification-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybersecurity Internet Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2584 at http://www.itif.org International Benchmarking of Countries’ Policies and Programs Supporting SME Manufacturers http://www.itif.org/media/international-benchmarking-countries%E2%80%99-policies-and-programs-supporting-sme-manufacturers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 14, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An assessment of international approaches to SME manufacturing and competitiveness. </div> </div> </div> <p>U.S. manufacturing is in trouble, having lost one-third of its jobs in the last decade. Robust jobs recovery will be difficult without a manufacturing renewal. But renewal will not be possible if the nation's 245,000 small and mid-sized manufacturers (SMEs) collectively do not become more productive, innovative and competitive. Other nations fully recognize the key role of their SME manufacturers and that's why many have rolled out well funded and smartly designed programs to help them.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/international-benchmarking-countries%E2%80%99-policies-and-programs-supporting-sme-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturing Wed, 14 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2581 at http://www.itif.org Spectrum Policy for Innovation http://www.itif.org/media/spectrum-policy-innovation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 13, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video and audio from the event. </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF unveils a report that advocates a set of policies that will make more spectrum available to innovative uses. It proposes to accelerate the re-assignment of spectrum from legacy single-purpose networks such as over-the-air TV to high-demand, multi-purpose networks such as mobile broadband. Incentive auctions, a second DTV transition, clear spectrum rights, and reassignment of government spectrum to public use are key recommendations.</p> Wireless Tue, 13 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2578 at http://www.itif.org The Results of Measuring Broadband America Report http://www.itif.org/media/results-measuring-broadband-america-report <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 2, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF Senior Fellow Richard Bennett speaks at the unveiling of the FCC report, &quot;Measuring Broadband America.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski unveils the results of the first nationwide test of residential wireline broadband service in a report, <em><a href="http://www.fcc.gov/measuring-broadband-america">Measuring Broadband America</a></em>. The event features Parul Desai, Communications Policy Counsel for the Consumers Union, and Richard Bennet, Senior Fellow at ITIF.</p> Broadband Tue, 02 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2494 at http://www.itif.org Liberalism Must Embrace Innovation Economics http://www.itif.org/media/liberalism-must-embrace-innovation-economics <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 29, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson comments that liberal economics has failed because it can&#039;t articulate a viable alternative to the hegemonic neoclassical economic doctrine. </div> </div> </div> <p>In a <em>Breakthrough Journal</em>&nbsp;Article, Rob Atkinson comments that liberal economics has failed because it can't articulate a viable alternative to the hegemonic neoclassical economic doctrine. To regain currency in economic affairs, liberals need a new economic agenda based not on redistribution but on innovation and competitiveness. Liberals should embrace a new emerging doctrine-Innovation Economics-which focuses on productive public-private partnerships to boost productivity and innovation and could point the way toward bipartisan agreement on economic policy.</p> Economic Theory Fri, 29 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2592 at http://www.itif.org An App Store for Energy: eKNOW and Data-Driven Innovation for Smart Buildings http://www.itif.org/media/app-store-energy-eknow-and-data-driven-innovation-smart-buildings <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 20, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video and audio from the event. </div> </div> </div> <p>The Administration's new smart grid policy framework is premised on empowering electricity consumers and on unlocking the potential for innovation in the electric sector. So too the e-KNOW Act (S1029) introduced by Senators Mark Udall and Scott Brown. Will there be real innovation in this area? Will we get an app store for electricity?</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-audio-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.itif.org/files/audio/2011-app-store-energy.mp3">Download Audio</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-media-related-content"> <div class="field-label">Related Links:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/publications/innovation-control-smart-technology-empower-energy-producers-and-users">Innovation for Control: Smart Technology to Empower Energy Producers and Users</a> </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Wed, 20 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2457 at http://www.itif.org The Atlantic Century 2011: Benchmarking U.S. and EU Innovation and Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/media/atlantic-century-2011-benchmarking-us-and-eu-innovation-and-competitiveness <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 19, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video and audio from the event. </div> </div> </div> <p>Two years ago, ITIF published&nbsp;<em>The Atlantic Century: Benchmarking U.S. and EU Innovation and Competitiveness</em>. The report’s conclusion that the United States was rapidly losing ground in today’s global, innovation-driven economy stunned many people. Leading public officials, CEOs and journalists began citing the report in their call for a renewal of U.S. innovation and new strategies for competing.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/atlantic-century-2011-benchmarking-us-and-eu-innovation-and-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Trade Tue, 19 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2449 at http://www.itif.org What Would Pro-Growth Corporate Tax Reform Look Like? http://www.itif.org/media/what-would-pro-growth-corporate-tax-reform-look <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 19, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video and audio from the event. </div> </div> </div> <p>There is a growing consensus in Washington that now is the time for comprehensive corporate tax reform. Such reform, if enacted, could easily be the most important economic policy decision Washington makes over the course of the next few years and its effects would likely have long term and important implications for the future health of U.S. economy. In this event, American Action Forum and ITIF host a discussion of how corporate tax reform can help drive U.S.</p> Taxes Tue, 19 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2454 at http://www.itif.org The Innovation Policy Saga 2006-2016 http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-policy-saga-2006-2016 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 23, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video from event. </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year. Whatever contributions ITIF has made in enhancing public awareness of innovation’s central role in our economic health and in shaping public policies to improve U.S. capacity to innovate and compete, we have just begun. Whether the U.S. can marshal its formidable resources and talent to prevail in today’s innovation-driven and competitive world remains an open question.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-policy-saga-2006-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Thu, 23 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2416 at http://www.itif.org Understanding the Importance of Export Credit Financing to U.S. Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/media/understanding-importance-export-credit-financing-us-competitiveness <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 22, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audio and video from event. </div> </div> </div> <p>Export credit financing is a vital component of U.S. international competitiveness and a key ingredient for many successful U.S. exporters. But now, more and more foreign countries are adopting this tool and the competition in export credit financing has become increasingly formidable. For example, both China and India have increased their levels of export credit financing by over 200 percent since 2005. With the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank upon us, ITIF introduces a new report highlighting the importance of export credit financing to the U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/understanding-importance-export-credit-financing-us-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Trade Wed, 22 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2412 at http://www.itif.org Special Greeting from Rob Atkinson http://www.itif.org/media/special-greeting-rob-atkinson <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 6, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF marks its 5th anniversary with a special policy forum on U.S. innovation and competitiveness. </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year. Whatever contributions ITIF has made in enhancing public awareness of innovation’s central role in our economic health and in shaping public policies to improve U.S. capacity to innovate and compete, we have just begun. Whether the U.S. can marshal its formidable resources and talent to prevail in today’s innovation-driven and competitive world remains an open question. ITIF will explore this question in a high-level policy forum on June 23.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/special-greeting-rob-atkinson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Mon, 06 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2385 at http://www.itif.org Governments Should Neither Subsidize nor Operate Broadband Networks to Compete with Commercial Ones http://www.itif.org/media/governments-should-neither-subsidize-nor-operate-broadband-networks-compete-commercial-ones <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 1, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audio and video from the event. </div> </div> </div> <p>NCTA, the industry association of America's cable companies, claims that the U.S. Rural Utility Service mistakenly funded projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in areas that were already served by one or more broadband providers. RUS maintains the grants are defensible because existing broadband services in the areas were inadequate to support rural economic development.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/governments-should-neither-subsidize-nor-operate-broadband-networks-compete-commercial-ones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Wed, 01 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2374 at http://www.itif.org Gold-Standard or WTO-Lite?: Shaping the Trans-Pacific Partnership http://www.itif.org/media/gold-standard-or-wto-lite-shaping-trans-pacific-partnership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 25, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audio and video from event. </div> </div> </div> <p>The Administration is currently negotiating U.S. entrance into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a new vehicle for trade and economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region including Australia, Chile, Peru, New Zealand, Vietnam, and others. It is imperative that in the TPP the U.S. negotiates a strong, comprehensive accession agreement that includes the highest standards of intellectual property protection, eliminates non-tariff barriers such as standards manipulation, achieves transparency on government procurement provisions, and ensures that U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/gold-standard-or-wto-lite-shaping-trans-pacific-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Wed, 25 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2357 at http://www.itif.org Testimony on Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act http://www.itif.org/media/testimony-digital-goods-and-services-tax-fairness-act <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 23, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video of the hearing on Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act. </div> </div> </div> <div style="color: #000000; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 8px;"><p>Rob Atkinson&nbsp;<a href="http://itif.org/publications/testimony-tax-fairness-digital-goods">testifies</a>&nbsp;on the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011 before Subcommittee on Courts and Administrative Law of the U.S. House of Representatives.</p></div><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/hear_05232011.html" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/testimony-digital-goods-and-services-tax-fairness-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet Taxes Mon, 23 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2350 at http://www.itif.org Waves of Innovation: Spectrum Allocation in the Age of the Mobile Internet http://www.itif.org/media/waves-innovation-spectrum-allocation-age-mobile-internet <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 17, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audio and video from the event. </div> </div> </div> <p>For many of us the term "spectrum policy" has to do with allocating relatively small parts of the radio frequency space to specific applications such as AM and FM radio, television, and public safety. It is a notion more apt for a time when we watched TV over the air and made phone calls over a wireline network. Today these patterns of usage are reversed, and we live in a world where mobile broadband has emerged as a general-purpose technology that can support a wide range of applications.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/waves-innovation-spectrum-allocation-age-mobile-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wireless Tue, 17 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2334 at http://www.itif.org Competition in the Internet Ecosystem http://www.itif.org/media/competition-internet-ecosystem <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 10, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audio and video from the event. </div> </div> </div> <p>Consumers have seen vast changes in the way they use the Internet. Mobile broadband, the explosion of apps, video over the Internet are just some examples. A key question therefore is: how are changes in the Internet marketplace translating into new business models and/or industry structures? To consider this question, ITIF invites a series of panelists to offer their observations on the changing marketplace.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/competition-internet-ecosystem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wireless Tue, 10 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2330 at http://www.itif.org Medical Data Innovation: Building the Foundations of a Health Information Economy http://www.itif.org/media/medical-data-innovation-building-foundations-health-information-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 3, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video and audio from the event. </div> </div> </div> <p>On April 26, 2011, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in&nbsp;<em>IMS Health v. Sorrell</em>, a case that will decide whether state laws that restrict the use of prescriber-identified data violate the First Amendment protections of free speech. This case will have important implications for how health data will be used for medical research, patient education, marketing, and health care reform. Do laws that burden or ban the use of de-identified data for marketing purposes also impede medical research?</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/medical-data-innovation-building-foundations-health-information-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health IT Tue, 03 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2308 at http://www.itif.org China is Not Simply the Latest Paper Tiger http://www.itif.org/media/china-not-simply-latest-paper-tiger <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 2, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audio and video from the event. </div> </div> </div> <p>"Made in China" has been a fact of life for years. But when it comes to creating an innovation-based economy, can China really hold a candle to the U.S.? Dr. Adam Segal, the Ira A.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/china-not-simply-latest-paper-tiger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Trade Mon, 02 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2302 at http://www.itif.org Video Slideshow: The Logic Chain to National Competitiveness and Innovation Policy http://www.itif.org/media/video-slideshow-logic-chain-national-competitiveness-and-innovation-policy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 2, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A video slideshow summarizing the ITIF report, &quot;The Chain of Logic to Get to a Robust National Innovation and Competitiveness Policy.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>Why is the United States one of the few developed nations without a comprehensive national innovation and competitiveness policy? Is it a hyper-partisan political environment and stakeholder resistance? Perhaps, but the real culprit is that too few policymakers and even fewer economic pundits and analysts acknowledge we have competitiveness and innovation problems. And if they do, the solutions they advocate don’t logically lead to developing and effective policy response.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/video-slideshow-logic-chain-national-competitiveness-and-innovation-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Mon, 02 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2301 at http://www.itif.org Video Slideshow: The Case for a National Manufacturing Strategy http://www.itif.org/media/video-slideshow-case-national-manufacturing-strategy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 26, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In this brief video presentation, ITIF Communications Director Steve Norton lays out the thrust of ITIF&#039;s report, &quot;The Case for National Manufacturing Strategy.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>In this brief video presentation, ITIF Communications Director Steve Norton lays out the thrust of ITIF's report, <em><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/case-national-manufacturing-strategy">The Case for National Manufacturing Strategy</a></em>.</p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-media-related-content"> <div class="field-label">Related Links:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/events/case-national-manufacturing-strategy">The Case for a National Manufacturing Strategy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/video-slideshow-case-national-manufacturing-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturing Tue, 26 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2288 at http://www.itif.org The Case for a National Manufacturing Strategy http://www.itif.org/media/case-national-manufacturing-strategy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 26, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video and audio from the event. </div> </div> </div> <p>U.S. manufacturing is in crisis, with almost 6 million jobs lost and 42,000 factories closed over the last decade. Even worse, we are losing know-how and ultimately control over our future. While the U.S. retains important strengths, U.S. manufacturing competitiveness is slipping rapidly. There is no reason to resign ourselves to defeat or to sugarcoat the challenges we face. We possess the tools, talent, and resources to revive manufacturing. But to do so we need a national strategy for manufacturing renewal.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/case-national-manufacturing-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturing Tue, 26 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2292 at http://www.itif.org Census: Learning Lessons from 2010, Planning for 2020 http://www.itif.org/media/census-learning-lessons-2010-planning-2020 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 6, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro testifies before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro testifies before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (beginning at 01:18:44). Castro argues that the Census Bureau should allow individuals to submit their responses online and adapt to current technology trends such as cloud computing, low-cost mobile devices, and social networks.</p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-media-related-content"> <div class="field-label">Related Links:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/publications/census-learning-lessons-2010-planning-2020">Census: Learning Lessons from 2010, Planning for 2020</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/census-learning-lessons-2010-planning-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> E-Government Wed, 06 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2268 at http://www.itif.org Innovation Policy in the European Union—Issues and Challenges from Ireland and the European Commission http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-policy-european-union%E2%80%94issues-and-challenges-ireland-and-european-commission <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 6, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Multimedia from the event. </div> </div> </div> <p>Innovation policy at the pan-European and national levels in Europe today is facing important challenges and decision points. The relative absence of commercialization of research outcomes remains a major issue across Europe, as does the need to put university-industry relations on a new footing.<p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-policy-european-union%E2%80%94issues-and-challenges-ireland-and-european-commission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Science and R&D Wed, 06 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2260 at http://www.itif.org Operation Energy Innovation: A Stronger, Smarter Fighting Force http://www.itif.org/media/operation-energy-innovation-stronger-smarter-fighting-force <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 31, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Multimedia from the event. </div> </div> </div> <p>There are many obvious sources of clean energy innovation. But lately the clean energy community has begun paying attention to one not-so-obvious source: the Department of Defense. With a massive energy footprint and a mission-driven need to reduce fossil energy consumption, DOD can play a prime role accelerating cleantech development and is already seeking to become a test bed for innovative technologies.<p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/operation-energy-innovation-stronger-smarter-fighting-force" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy & Climate Thu, 31 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2235 at http://www.itif.org An Innovation Carbon Price: Spurring Clean Energy Innovation While Advancing U.S. Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-carbon-price-spurring-clean-energy-innovation-while-advancing-us-competitiveness <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 30, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video presentation of the ITIF report describing a unique approach to spurring clean energy innovation and boosting U.S. industrial competitiveness using a carbon tax. </div> </div> </div> <p>The United States faces two key energy challenges—improving national security by reducing dependence on foreign oil and mitigating the impacts of climate change by reducing carbon emissions. Closely linked is another challenge—as well as an opportunity—boosting international economic competitiveness by discovering and widely commercializing clean energy technologies. Until now, the predominant approach to these challenges was to based solely on raising the cost of carbon, either with a tax or through cap and trade.</p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-media-related-content"> <div class="field-label">Related Links:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/publications/innovation-carbon-price-spurring-clean-energy-innovation-while-advancing-us-competitive">An Innovation Carbon Price: Spurring Clean Energy Innovation While Advancing U.S. Competitiveness</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-carbon-price-spurring-clean-energy-innovation-while-advancing-us-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy & Climate Taxes Wed, 30 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2237 at http://www.itif.org Debate on "The Great Stagnation" http://www.itif.org/media/debate-great-stagnation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 21, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Multimedia from the debate between Rob Atkinson and Tyler Cowen. </div> </div> </div> <p>Tyler Cowen's recent e-book,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004H0M8QS?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=theinfotechin-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004H0M8QS"><em>The Great Stagnation</em></a>, has attracted praise and generated intense discussion about the changing nature of the modern U.S. economy. The provocative premise is that median household income growth has stagnated since the 1970s because innovation is no longer the key driver of economic growth.<p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/debate-great-stagnation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Productivity Mon, 21 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2218 at http://www.itif.org The National Purposes in the National Broadband Plan: One Year Later http://www.itif.org/media/national-purposes-national-broadband-plan-one-year-later <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 16, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Multimedia from the event. </div> </div> </div> <p>In March 2011, it has been almost one year since the Obama Administration presented a strategy for expanding the availability and adoption of broadband Internet access nationwide. In calling on the Administration to create the national broadband plan, Congress insisted that the plan specifically address “national purposes”—job creation and economic growth, consumer welfare, civic participation, public safety and homeland security, health care, energy independence and efficiency, and other issues.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/national-purposes-national-broadband-plan-one-year-later" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Wed, 16 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2217 at http://www.itif.org Broadband Breakfast: The National Broadband Plan: A One-Year Update http://www.itif.org/media/broadband-breakfast-national-broadband-plan-one-year-update <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 15, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Broadband Breakfast gathered key industry experts, including ITIF President Rob Atkinson, to discuss the implementation of the National Broadband Plan. </div> </div> </div> <p>On the one-year anniversary of the announcement of the National Broadband Plan, <a href="http://broadbandbreakfast.com/">Broadband Breakfast</a> gathered key industry experts to offer criticism and discuss the government’s implementation of the plan. &nbsp;ITIF President Rob Atkinson was among the panelists.</p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/21119530" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0"></iframe> Broadband Tue, 15 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2211 at http://www.itif.org CNBC: Dump Corporate Welfare? http://www.itif.org/media/cnbc-dump-corporate-welfare <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 14, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>On CNBC's&nbsp;<em>Squawk on the Street</em>,&nbsp;Rob Atkinson debates James Pethokoukis of Reuters on whether the tax code should incentivize innovation.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/cnbc-dump-corporate-welfare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Taxes Trade Mon, 14 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2215 at http://www.itif.org U.S. Competitiveness: A New Conversation with New Opportunities http://www.itif.org/media/us-competitiveness-new-conversation-new-opportunities <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 10, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Multimedia from the conference on how to boost productivity and competitiveness by advancing emerging growth sectors. </div> </div> </div> <p>There is a growing sense of urgency for bipartisan commitment to restoring America's competitive edge through innovation. In that spirit, ITIF hosts a seminal half-day conference on how the United States can revitalize economic growth by boosting innovation and productivity in existing industries while also advancing emerging growth sectors such as nanotechnology, biotechnology and mobile broadband.<p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/us-competitiveness-new-conversation-new-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Thu, 10 Mar 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2216 at http://www.itif.org The Obama Administration's Innovation Policy http://www.itif.org/media/obama-administrations-innovation-policy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 9, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Multimedia from the event. </div> </div> </div> <p>In his 2011 State of Union Address, President Obama warned of a "Sputnik moment" in calling for the nation to confront our international economic competitiveness and innovation policy challenges.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/obama-administrations-innovation-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Wed, 09 Mar 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2200 at http://www.itif.org Cut or Invest: What's the Best Way to Grow Our Economy? http://www.itif.org/media/cut-or-invest-whats-best-way-grow-our-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 7, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Multimedia from the event in which two leading advocates of increased federal investment in innovation face off against two leading opponents. </div> </div> </div> <p>In his 2011 State of the Union Address, President Obama called for increasing federal investments in innovation as a way to accelerate economic growth and thus reduce the federal deficit. Federal government investments, he said, were critical to the creation of computer microchips, GPS, and other technologies. But conservatives say this is the wrong approach. We must cut government spending, not increase it, in order to reduce the deficit and free up private capital to innovate. The government shouldn't pick tech winners and losers—they’ll only make things worse. Who's right?</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/cut-or-invest-whats-best-way-grow-our-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Mon, 07 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2076 at http://www.itif.org FCC Chairman Genchowski Remarks on Universal Service Reform http://www.itif.org/media/fcc-chairman-genchowski-remarks-universal-service-reform <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 7, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski makes remarks on Universal Service reform at an event hosted by ITIF. </div> </div> </div> <p>Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski makes remarks on Universal Service reform at an event hosted by ITIF.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/fcc-chairman-genchowski-remarks-universal-service-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Mon, 07 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2077 at http://www.itif.org Online Piracy Remains Intractable Without Government Action http://www.itif.org/media/online-piracy-remains-intractable-without-government-action <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 31, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Multimedia from the event, &quot;How Much Bandwidth Is Used For Online Piracy?&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>Online piracy is responsible for a significant portion of network traffic on the Internet, but just how much bandwidth is consumed by illegal file sharing? Various studies over the past year from network monitoring companies have given us a clearer picture of overall Internet usage and traffic patterns, but the exact amount of traffic attributable to infringing content has been difficult to estimate.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/online-piracy-remains-intractable-without-government-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Intellectual Property Mon, 31 Jan 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2059 at http://www.itif.org Economic Doctrines and Approaches to Antitrust http://www.itif.org/media/economic-doctrines-and-approaches-antitrust <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 28, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audio and video from the event, &quot;Economic Doctrines and Approaches to Antitrust.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>There is considerable disagreement on optimal antitrust policy both within the United States and between the United States and some other nations and regions. These fundamental disagreements over the right approach to competition don’t stem principally from politics, rather they stem from doctrine – the overarching view of antitrust held by regulators and other policy makers.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/economic-doctrines-and-approaches-antitrust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Theory Fri, 28 Jan 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2052 at http://www.itif.org The Strain of Internet Video: How Will Lawmakers & Regulators React? http://www.itif.org/media/strain-internet-video-how-will-lawmakers-regulators-react <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 25, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A panel discussion on the future of Internet video from a policy perspective. </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF Senior Fellow Richard Bennett&nbsp;participated in a panel at the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee's 7th annual&nbsp;<a href="http://www.netcaucus.org/conference/2011/">State of the Net Conference</a>&nbsp;on January 19, 2011. &nbsp;The panel debated the future of Internet video from a policy perspective.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/strain-internet-video-how-will-lawmakers-regulators-react" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2055 at http://www.itif.org Reversing U.S. Innovation Decline http://www.itif.org/media/reversing-us-innovation-decline <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 25, 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audio of Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, and Rob Atkinson offering a cautionary assessment of America&#039;s innovation capabilities and laying out a vision to restore our global economic leadership. </div> </div> </div> <p>Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, honorary ITIF co-chair, and ITIF President Rob Atkinson offer a cautionary assessment of America's innovation capabilities and lay out a vision to restore our global economic leadership at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/reversing-us-innovation-decline-what-us-economy-needs-next-decade/">an event</a> at The Commonwealth Club of California on January 19, 2011.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://castroller.com/podcasts/CommonwealthClubRadio/2139083-Reversing%20US%20Innovation%20Decline%20What%20the%20US%20Economy%20Needs%20for%20the%20Next%20Decade" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/reversing-us-innovation-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2049 at http://www.itif.org "Bridges": The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Innovation Policy http://www.itif.org/media/bridges-good-bad-and-ugly-innovation-policy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 21, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An audio reading of ITIF Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell&#039;s article in &quot;Bridges,&quot; the Austrian Embassy Office of Science and Technology Policy&#039;s magazine. </div> </div> </div> <p>The Winter 2010 issue of&nbsp;<em>Bridges</em>, the Austrian Embassy Office of Science and Technology Policy's magazine, features a summary of ITIF's recent survey of innovation policies employed by countries around the world,&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/good-bad-and-ugly-innovation-policy">The Good, the Bad and Ugly and the Self-destructive) of Innovation Policy</a></em>.&nbsp;This groundbreaking report urges action to thwart the growing innovation mercantilism practiced by some countries, and to move the world towards a more principled basis of competition.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.ostina.org/content/view/5341/1433/" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/bridges-good-bad-and-ugly-innovation-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Developing Economies Trade Tue, 21 Dec 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1977 at http://www.itif.org Public Briefing: Designing a Digital Future http://www.itif.org/media/public-briefing-designing-digital-future <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 16, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video from the public briefing on the PCAST report, &quot;Designing a Digital Future: Federally Funded Research and Development in Networking and Information Technology.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>At a public briefing, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released the report, <a style="font-style: italic;" href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/pcast-nitrd-report-2010.pdf">Designing a Digital Future: Federally Funded Research and Development in Networking and Information Technology</a>, which assesses the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program (NITRD).</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://lazowska.cs.washington.edu/nitrd/video/" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/public-briefing-designing-digital-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet Science and R&D Thu, 16 Dec 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1976 at http://www.itif.org Energy Innovation 2010 http://www.itif.org/media/energy-innovation-2010 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 15, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video from the Energy Innovation 2010 conference hosted by ITIF and the Breakthrough Institute. </div> </div> </div> <p>On December 15th, 2010, a group of America's leading policy think tanks hosted a day-long conference in Washington, DC, to ask hard questions about how energy technology funding should be spent, which institutions should be involved, how the program should be disciplined and evaluated, and how both parties can support policies to boost public and private energy innovation investment.</p><p><strong>Part 1</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/energy-innovation-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy & Climate Wed, 15 Dec 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1974 at http://www.itif.org Education for Innovation: A Digital Town Hall http://www.itif.org/media/education-innovation-digital-town-hall <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 7, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson discusses his provocative report on STEM education reform at a digital town hall event featuring Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, OECD Attorney General Angel Gurria and columnist Thomas Friedman. </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that U.S. students are lagging in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies compared to students in many other countries and that the United States is at risk for losing its innovation edge in critical industries. And yet we continue to devote even more resources to the same formulas for STEM education that have been in place for close to 40 years. In a provocative report, <em><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/refueling-us-innovation-economy-fresh-approaches-stem-education">Refueling the U.S.</a></em></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-media-related-content"> <div class="field-label">Related Links:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/publications/refueling-us-innovation-economy-fresh-approaches-stem-education">Refueling the U.S. Innovation Economy: Fresh Approaches to STEM Education</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/education-innovation-digital-town-hall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education & Training Tue, 07 Dec 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1943 at http://www.itif.org Keep the FCC http://www.itif.org/media/keep-fcc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 7, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF Senior Research Fellow Richard Bennett argues in favor of keeping the FCC and discusses the status of the FCC’s Open Internet framework. </div> </div> </div> <p>Hedge-fund manager Andy Kessler wrote an <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704594804575649141727853232.html">op-ed in <em>The Wall Street Journal</em></a>&nbsp;last Friday in favor of shutting down the FCC. Tech Crunch TV’s Andrew Keen asked Kessler to explain his opinion in a <a href="http://www.techcrunch.tv/watch?id=Q1Z2lwMTrGSlQ5e29tH0Jlhmh1cv8Qll#ooid=Q1Z2lwMTrGSlQ5e29tH0Jlhmh1cv8Qll,J1dmN2MTqZYQtMYFhtYUFnmJFu1o7rmc">video interview</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/keep-fcc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Tue, 07 Dec 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1930 at http://www.itif.org C-SPAN Interview on State "New Economy" Rankings http://www.itif.org/media/c-span-interview-state-new-economy-rankings <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 2, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson offers candid insights about the findings of the &quot;2010 State New Economy Index.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>As the United States grapples with a persistently anemic economic recovery, it is clear that policy makers must turn their attention to rebuilding and reinvesting for new economic realities.&nbsp; In this interview on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, Rob Atkinson responds to callers from across the nation and offers candid insights about the findings of the <em><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/refueling-us-innovation-economy-fresh-approaches-stem-education">2010 State New Economy Index</a></em>, published recently by ITIF and the Kaufmann Foundation and what the report indicates about </p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/c-span-interview-state-new-economy-rankings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> State and Local Thu, 02 Dec 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1931 at http://www.itif.org The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Innovation Policy http://www.itif.org/media/good-bad-and-ugly-innovation-policy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 22, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Multimedia from the event &quot;Innovation Mercantilism: The Bad, The Ugly, and The Self-Destructive.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>An increasing number of countries think achieving economic growth through technology exports is preferable to doing so by raising domestic productivity levels through innovation, particularly by leveraging information technology. These nations, of which China is only the most prominent, are not so much focused on innovation as on technology mercantilism, specifically the manipulation of currency, markets, standards, IP rights, etc., to gain an unfair advantage favoring their technology exports in international trade.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/good-bad-and-ugly-innovation-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Developing Economies Intellectual Property Trade Mon, 22 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1897 at http://www.itif.org The 2010 State New Economy Index http://www.itif.org/media/2010-state-new-economy-index <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 18, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Multimedia from the event &quot;The 2010 State New Economy Index.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>Many jobs lost in the recession are never coming back and job creation is expected to be sluggish for years. This has created an imperative to develop new jobs, business models and industries. The states are on the front line of this effort and it more important than ever for them to embrace innovation and the New Economy. ITIF will unveil the latest data on how the states are doing in efforts to be competitive in the global, entrepreneurial, innovation- and knowledge-based New Economy.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/2010-state-new-economy-index" target="_blank">read more</a></p> State and Local Thu, 18 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1867 at http://www.itif.org What's Next for Technology: How Washington Will Act on Key Policy Issues in 2011 http://www.itif.org/media/whats-next-technology-how-washington-will-act-key-policy-issues-2011 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 18, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson participates in a discussion of the future of technology policy with a panel of industry leaders. </div> </div> </div> <p>In this event hosted by <em>Politico</em>&nbsp;and sponsored by Qualcomm, ITIF President Rob Atkinson participates in a discussion of the future of technology policy with a panel of industry leaders.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/whats-next-technology-how-washington-will-act-key-policy-issues-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1895 at http://www.itif.org The Unfinished Radio Revolution: New Approaches to Handling Wireless Interference http://www.itif.org/media/unfinished-radio-revolution-new-approaches-handling-wireless-interference <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 12, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Multimedia from the Silicon-Flatirons event, &quot;The Unfinished Radio Revolution: New Approaches to Handling Wireless Interference.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>Change is in the air: there are likely to be significant new spectrum allocations as a result of the National Broadband Plan, and the march of technology keeps offering new ways to increase the capacity of wireless systems.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/unfinished-radio-revolution-new-approaches-handling-wireless-interference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wireless Fri, 12 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1853 at http://www.itif.org Economic Doctrines and Approaches to Climate Change http://www.itif.org/media/economic-doctrines-and-approaches-climate-change <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 19, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audio and video from the event &quot;Economic Doctrines and Approaches to Climate Change.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>The economic philosophies of public officials have a significant impact on the kinds of policies they embrace, from welfare or taxation to foreign affairs. What about climate change? With climate change and major energy legislation stalled, maybe it is time to put aside fixed philosophical notions and take a practical look on ways to address climate change in an economically feasible way.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/economic-doctrines-and-approaches-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy & Climate Tue, 19 Oct 2010 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1751 at http://www.itif.org Who's Who in Internet Politics: A Taxonomy of Information Technology Policy Perspectives http://www.itif.org/media/whos-who-internet-politics-taxonomy-information-technology-policy-perspectives <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 5, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audio and video from the event &quot;Who&#039;s Who in Internet Politics: A Taxonomy of Information Technology Policy Perspectives.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div style="color: #000000; font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 10px; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 8px;"><p>The debate about the future of the Internet is more politically charged than ever. Internet policy issues are becoming more central. All groups involved in Internet policy share a goal of a robust Internet ecosystem but have sometimes vastly different definitions of robust and different views on how to achieve that goal.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/whos-who-internet-politics-taxonomy-information-technology-policy-perspectives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Tue, 05 Oct 2010 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1716 at http://www.itif.org Role of Managed Services on Broadband Networks http://www.itif.org/media/role-managed-services-broadband-networks <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 1, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audio and video from the event &quot;Role of Managed Services on Broadband Networks.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>Does the spirit of open networking embedded in the design philosophy of the Internet permit network operators to provide enhanced service tiers for a fee? This has been one of the central questions in the net neutrality debate in Congress since 2006. An open inquiry at the FCC seeks comment on this question, and a recent spate of stories in the media over FCC filings by Free Press, AT&amp;T, and others highlights its contentious nature.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/role-managed-services-broadband-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Fri, 01 Oct 2010 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1710 at http://www.itif.org The Next Generation of IP Protection: Enhancing Global Economic Growth and Prosperity Event http://www.itif.org/media/next-generation-ip-protection-enhancing-global-economic-growth-and-prosperity-event <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 28, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audio and Video from the event &quot;The Next Generation of IP Protection: Enhancing Global Economic Growth and Prosperity Event.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>Intellectual property theft costs the United States billions of dollars every year and hurts American workers. What can be done to increase enforcement against nations that systematically steal, extort or otherwise gain U.S. IP without paying for it? And what can be done to step up enforcement of IP rights here in the United States?</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/next-generation-ip-protection-enhancing-global-economic-growth-and-prosperity-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Intellectual Property Tue, 28 Sep 2010 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1704 at http://www.itif.org Future of Privacy Forum to Host Expert Panel: “Do Not Track” Demystified http://www.itif.org/media/future-privacy-forum-host-expert-panel-%E2%80%9Cdo-not-track%E2%80%9D-demystified <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 27, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audio and video from the event &quot;The Future of Privacy Online.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>From blogs to Facebook profiles to Twitter messages, individuals are increasingly choosing to share information about themselves online. More personal information online brings both risks and rewards. How are companies using this digital information and how do consumers benefit from increased data sharing? Perhaps more importantly, do consumers have enough control over their personal information or is there a need for government regulators to step in?</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/future-privacy-forum-host-expert-panel-%E2%80%9Cdo-not-track%E2%80%9D-demystified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Privacy Mon, 27 Sep 2010 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1703 at http://www.itif.org The Emerging Mobile Broadband Economy and its New Business Models http://www.itif.org/media/emerging-mobile-broadband-economy-and-its-new-business-models <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 14, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video from the event &quot;The Emerging Mobile Broadband Economy and its New Business Models.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>Thanks to mobile broadband, new kinds of businesses are emerging and traditional businesses are redesigning their relationships with customers and clients. Whether it is renting a car for an afternoon, using energy efficiently in your home, or providing your doctor with timely information on your health, mobile broadband is empowering consumers with exciting new options. Just as importantly, mobile broadband is spurring the development of new applications and devices and creating new jobs in engineering and design. Around the world, the race is for new business opportunities. For U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/emerging-mobile-broadband-economy-and-its-new-business-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wireless Tue, 14 Sep 2010 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1686 at http://www.itif.org Beyond the Sound Bite http://www.itif.org/media/beyond-sound-bite <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 8, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The key elements of public policy that can most effectively enable the U.S. to achieve sustainable economic growth. </div> </div> </div> <p>Will President Obama's economic proposals help produce a sustainable economic expansion? ITIF President and innovation expert Rob Atkinson discusses the key elements of public policy that can most effectively enable the U.S. to achieve sustainable economic growth.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bluemarbleresearch.com/btsb/Atkinson3.mp3" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> State and Local Wed, 08 Sep 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1655 at http://www.itif.org Leading Innovations in Healthcare Technology http://www.itif.org/media/leading-innovations-healthcare-technology <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 22, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Join ITIF for a conversation with Dr. Rob Epstein, the Chief Medical Officer of Medco to learn more about the latest innovations in healthcare technology. </div> </div> </div> <p>Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) will offer remarks at the start of a conversation about innovations in health care. As implementation of the landmark health care reform law gets under way, an equally revolutionary change is shaping health care. Technologies are emerging that will radically change how we monitor and diagnose diseases, redefine our relationships to our doctors, make us healthier and extend our lives. The era of more precise, data-driven and effective health care has just begun and there are many questions to think about.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/leading-innovations-healthcare-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health IT Thu, 22 Jul 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1610 at http://www.itif.org Open Forum on U.S. and OECD Innovation Policy http://www.itif.org/media/open-forum-us-and-oecd-innovation-policy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 21, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Join ITIF for a discussion on innovation policy both in the United States and the OECD with U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra, Andrew Wyckoff, Karen Kornbluh, Robert Atkinson and others. </div> </div> </div> <p>Around the globe and here at home policymakers are increasingly recognizing the critical importance of innovation and innovation policy. Not only has innovation become vitally important—for companies and countries alike—in gaining or retaining competitive advantage, innovation is key to solving a host of pressing societal challenges. Moreover, innovation policy is evolving to reflect changes in the innovation system and the increasingly sophisticated approaches of its practitioners.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/open-forum-us-and-oecd-innovation-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Wed, 21 Jul 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1609 at http://www.itif.org Using IT to Create a More Sustainable World http://www.itif.org/media/using-it-create-more-sustainable-world <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 13, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>From telepresence to smart meters, information technology (IT) is rapidly helping push the economy toward a more efficient, low-carbon future. But these tools are only the beginning. Join ITIF for a panel discussion with Dr. Bill Tomlinson, author of the recently published book from MIT Press <em>Greening through IT: Information Technology for Environmental Sustainability</em> to discuss specific examples of “green” uses of IT and how IT can be used to create more sustainable communities. Also participating on the panel will be John A.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/using-it-create-more-sustainable-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy & Climate Internet Tue, 13 Jul 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1599 at http://www.itif.org Is America Suffering an Innovation Gap? http://www.itif.org/media/america-suffering-innovation-gap <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 9, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF President, Rob Atkinson, appear on the show, Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman. On the show he discusses the state of innovation in America today. </div> </div> </div> <p>According to some measures, America has fallen below Iceland as a leader in developing new technologies. What is the state of innovation in America today? What policies should the private sector, the government and the American university research system institute to ensure America remains a leader in innovation in the future? ITIF President, Rob Atkinson discusses the state of innovation in America today on the show&nbsp;<em>Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman</em>.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/america-suffering-innovation-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Fri, 09 Jul 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 1594 at http://www.itif.org Book Discussion with Clyde Prestowitz: "The Betrayal of American Prosperity" http://www.itif.org/media/book-discussion-clyde-prestowitz-betrayal-american-prosperity <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 30, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Please join ITIF on Wednesday, June 30 as Clyde Prestowitz, President of the Economic Strategy Institute, discusses his latest book, “<a href="http://books.simonandschuster.com/Betrayal-of-American-Prosperity/Clyde-Prestowitz/9781439119792">The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America’s Decline, and How We Must Compete in the Post-Dollar Era</a>.”</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/book-discussion-clyde-prestowitz-betrayal-american-prosperity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Wed, 30 Jun 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1577 at http://www.itif.org Where Does the U.S. Really Stand in Broadband and Why? http://www.itif.org/media/where-does-us-really-stand-broadband-and-why <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 21, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Resolved: The US is lagging seriously behind other countries on broadband access and this is due primarily to a failure of U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/where-does-us-really-stand-broadband-and-why" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 21 Jun 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1563 at http://www.itif.org Comcast Ruling: Now What? http://www.itif.org/media/comcast-ruling-now-what <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 1, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s next for net neutrality after the DC Circuit&#039;s ruling in Comcast v. FCC? A panel of experts will discuss the options at an event co-sponsored by ITIF and Free State Foundation. </div> </div> </div> <p>What's next for net neutrality? Just weeks after the DC Circuit Court's ruling in Comcast v.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/comcast-ruling-now-what" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Tue, 01 Jun 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1543 at http://www.itif.org Why Countries Need a Sectoral-Based Approach to Economic Growth http://www.itif.org/media/why-countries-need-sectoral-based-approach-economic-growth <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 24, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why does sector competitiveness vary so widely even within developed economies? Does it just happen or is it a result of specific government policies? </div> </div> </div> Competitiveness Mon, 24 May 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1533 at http://www.itif.org Castro Discusses Facebook on NPR's All Things Considered http://www.itif.org/media/castro-discusses-facebook-nprs-all-things-considered <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 23, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <P>ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro speaks with NPR's Guy Raz about recent changes on Facebook and the privacy implications on <EM>All Things Considered</em>.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127075879" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Privacy Sun, 23 May 2010 04:00:00 +0000 dcastro 1529 at http://www.itif.org Atkinson Testifies Before Senate Committee on the Importance of Innovation in Clean Energy http://www.itif.org/media/atkinson-testifies-senate-committee-importance-innovation-clean-energy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 20, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF President Rob Atkinson testified before the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure, warning that the United States risks losing out on the economic benefits from the green energy revolution unless there is a coordinated effort by government to spur private-sector innovation.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://finance.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=e5ebc9ed-5056-a032-528b-02b0eef29acb" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Thu, 20 May 2010 07:00:00 +0000 admin 1527 at http://www.itif.org Embracing the Self-Service Economy http://www.itif.org/media/embracing-self-service-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 14, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>From check-in kiosks in airports to tax preparation software, self-service technology has generated a wide range of benefits and savings for consumers, businesses and government. Over the long term, self-service technology will likely be a major force for growth in productivity and improved quality of life. And yet, policymakers and government leaders often fail to see this. At this event, ITIF will release a new report "Embracing the Self-Service Economy" that gives an overview of the benefits of self-service technology and the current trends in the field.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/embracing-self-service-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Productivity Wed, 14 Apr 2010 07:00:00 +0000 1467 at http://www.itif.org The U.S. Can and Should Pick Winners http://www.itif.org/media/us-can-and-should-pick-winners <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 8, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video from the ITIF debate &quot;The U.S. Can and Should Pick Winners.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>Video from the ITIF debate "<a href="http://itif.org/events/resolved-us-can-and-should-pick-winners">The U.S. Can and Should Pick Winners</a>."</p> Mon, 12 Apr 2010 14:46:46 +0000 admin 1460 at http://www.itif.org Internet Evolution: No Online Census in 2010 http://www.itif.org/media/internet-evolution-no-online-census-2010 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 6, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 2010 Census forms are arriving in mailboxes around the country. But why is there no option to submit your response online? </div> </div> </div> <p>The 2010 Census forms are arriving in mailboxes around the country. But why is there no option to submit your response online? &nbsp;ITIF Senior Analyst <a href="http://www.internetevolution.com/video.asp?section_id=952&amp;doc_id=190082">Daniel Castro explains on Internet Evolution</a>.</p><p>Also, see <a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/e-census-unplugged-why-americans-should-be-able-complete-census-online">ITIF's report from 2008</a> that found the Census Bureau would have saved at least $30 million had it included an Internet response option for 2010.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.internetevolution.com/video.asp?section_id=952&amp;doc_id=190082" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> E-Government Tue, 06 Apr 2010 07:00:00 +0000 dcastro 1512 at http://www.itif.org Health IT: Key Facilitator for Health Care Reform? http://www.itif.org/media/health-it-key-facilitator-health-care-reform <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 26, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After President Obama signed into law landmark health care legislation ITIF and the House of Sweden hosted an event to discuss health IT in the U.S. and around the world. </div> </div> </div> <p>After President Obama signed into law landmark health care legislation ITIF and the House of Sweden hosted an event to discuss health IT in the U.S. and around the world.</p> Health IT Fri, 26 Mar 2010 07:00:00 +0000 1442 at http://www.itif.org Rob Atkinson appears on NPR "On Point" http://www.itif.org/media/rob-atkinson-appears-npr-point <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 24, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson explains the challenges and opportunities ahead in expanding broadband access across the country on National Public Radio’s “On Point&quot;. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson explains the challenges and opportunities ahead in expanding broadband access across the country on National Public Radio’s <em>On Point</em>.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.onpointradio.org/2010/03/the-bandwidth-crunch" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Broadband Wed, 24 Mar 2010 07:00:00 +0000 1437 at http://www.itif.org Five Q's with Rob Atkinson http://www.itif.org/media/five-qs-rob-atkinson <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 15, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF President Rob Atkinson answers five questions on technology policy </div> </div> </div> <p>ITIF President Rob Atkinson answers five questions on technology policy</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.fiveqsontech.com/" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Broadband Mon, 15 Mar 2010 07:00:00 +0000 1410 at http://www.itif.org Event with FCC Broadband Strategy Director Blair Levin & National Purpose Team http://www.itif.org/media/event-fcc-broadband-strategy-director-blair-levin-national-purpose-team <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 11, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video from the ITIF event &quot;FCC Broadband Strategy Director Blair Levin &amp; National Purpose Team.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>Video from the ITIF event "FCC Broadband Strategy Director Blair Levin &amp; National Purpose Team."</p> Broadband Thu, 11 Mar 2010 08:00:00 +0000 admin 1408 at http://www.itif.org Video Blog: YouTube & Italy http://www.itif.org/media/video-blog-youtube-italy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 5, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson explains how the conviction of three Google execs in Italy will have a chilling effect on the Internet. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson explains how the conviction of three Google execs in Italy will have a chilling effect on the Internet.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.internetevolution.com/video.asp?section_id=825&amp;doc_id=188737" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Privacy Fri, 05 Mar 2010 08:00:00 +0000 admin 1380 at http://www.itif.org Interview: Preserving the Open Internet http://www.itif.org/media/interview-preserving-open-internet <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 25, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Keen, author of &quot;The Cult of the Amateur,&quot; interviews ITIF Senior Research Fellow Richard Bennett about net neutrality. </div> </div> </div> <p>Andrew Keen, author of <em>The Cult of the Amateur</em>, interviews ITIF Senior Research Fellow Richard Bennett about net neutrality following the ITIF panel discussion <em><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/preserving-open-internet-consensus-emerging">Preserving the Open Internet: Is a Consensus Emerging?</a></em></p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/interview-preserving-open-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Thu, 25 Feb 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1848 at http://www.itif.org Preserving the Open Internet: Is a Consensus Emerging? http://www.itif.org/media/preserving-open-internet-consensus-emerging <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 23, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Please join us for a round-table discussion among the leading players in the Open Internet debate. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rough consensus is emerging on many of the issues raised in the <span class="caps">FCC</span>’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Preserving the Open Internet, particularly those relating to transparency and disclosure, network management, and the value of helping latency-sensitive applications such as gaming and voice applications such as Skype.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/preserving-open-internet-consensus-emerging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Tue, 23 Feb 2010 08:00:00 +0000 1352 at http://www.itif.org The Impact of Offshore Manufacturing on Technology Innovation: Implications for U.S. Policy http://www.itif.org/media/impact-offshore-manufacturing-technology-innovation-implications-us-policy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 3, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At this event Carnegie Mellon Professor Erica Fuchs examines the impact of offshore manufacturing on innovation, using the photonics and automobile industries as case studies. </div> </div> </div> <p>Economists have long focused on how offshoring manufacturing can result in lower prices, as low wage nations are able to produce products more cheaply than in the United States. But until now, very little effort has been made to understand the impact of offshoring on innovation. However a new study by Carnegie Mellon Professor Erica Fuchs examines the impact of offshore manufacturing on innovation, using the photonics and automobile industries as case studies.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/impact-offshore-manufacturing-technology-innovation-implications-us-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturing Wed, 03 Feb 2010 08:00:00 +0000 1353 at http://www.itif.org Explaining International IT Application Leadership: Intelligent Transportation Systems http://www.itif.org/media/explaining-international-it-application-leadership-intelligent-transportation-systems <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 27, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new ITIF report to offer a set of policy recommendations for how federal and state governments can take steps to accelerate the deployment of intelligent transportation systems. </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;Until now, most advances in transportation relied on physical materials—more cement and steel. But going forward significant progress in surface transportation will depend increasingly on making the system more intelligent, through the use of sensors, computers and communication technology. In short, IT can play a key role in the safety, efficiency and convenience of transportation, including for cars, trucks and mass transit.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/explaining-international-it-application-leadership-intelligent-transportation-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transportation Wed, 27 Jan 2010 08:00:00 +0000 1354 at http://www.itif.org Info-Communism: A Progressive Path Forward or a Political and Intellectual Dead End? http://www.itif.org/media/info-communism-progressive-path-forward-or-political-and-intellectual-dead-end <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 26, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Please join ITIF for a presentation by Syracuse University Professor Milton Mueller over the movement to challenge exclusive property rights over informational goods and promote the concept of openness in communication-information policy. </div> </div> </div> <p>In the last decade, an intellectual and political movement has emerged both here in the United States and Europe to challenge exclusive property rights over informational goods and promote the concept of openness in communication-information policy. The movement goes by various labels: the “commons” movement; “free culture”; the “openness movement”. Among the goals of the movement include: free software, creative commons and other forms of resistance to copyright; opposition to software patents; and (in some cases) publicly-owned broadband networks and extreme net neutrality proposals.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/info-communism-progressive-path-forward-or-political-and-intellectual-dead-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Intellectual Property Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:00:00 +0000 1355 at http://www.itif.org Steal These Policies: Strategies for Combating Digital Piracy http://www.itif.org/media/steal-these-policies-strategies-combating-digital-piracy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 15, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video and audio from the event &quot;Steal These Policies: Strategies for Combating Digital Piracy.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>In this event, participants discuss a new report documenting the current state of digital piracy and describing how innovative technology such as content identification can be used to reduce piracy. The report also outlines strategies for policymakers to combat this problem and call for more proactive government involvement in reducing piracy.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/3127318" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Intellectual Property Tue, 15 Dec 2009 08:00:00 +0000 988 at http://www.itif.org Comparing UK and U.S. Innovation Policy: A Discussion with Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham http://www.itif.org/media/comparing-uk-and-us-innovation-policy-discussion-digby-lord-jones-birmingham <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 14, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A discussion with Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham, UK Business Ambassador and former Minister, UK Trade &amp; Investment. </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the last decade in particular the UK has put in place an array of innovative policies to boost national innovation and competitiveness, including the Science and Innovation Framework, a 10-year strategy launched in 2004 aimed at increasing R&amp;D as a percentage of <span class="caps">GDP</span>. The Framework laid the groundwork for a series of initiatives, programs and funding schemes to support innovation throughout the UK.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/comparing-uk-and-us-innovation-policy-discussion-digby-lord-jones-birmingham" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Mon, 14 Dec 2009 08:00:00 +0000 1356 at http://www.itif.org Targeted Online Advertising: The Savior of the Web or Fundamental Threat to Privacy? http://www.itif.org/media/targeted-online-advertising-savior-web-or-fundamental-threat-privacy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 9, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video from the event &quot;Targeted Online Advertising: The Savior of the Web or Fundamental Threat to Privacy?&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>Behavioral advertising is seen as by some as the fuel that will power the next cycle of innovation for the Internet and by others as intrusive tracking of private citizens that should be severely restricted by government. As Congress considers legislation that would impact online advertising, a clear understanding of both sides of this issue is needed to enact positive reforms that both encourage innovation and protect consumers.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/targeted-online-advertising-savior-web-or-fundamental-threat-privacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Privacy Wed, 09 Dec 2009 08:00:00 +0000 1357 at http://www.itif.org Leadership and the Innovation Economy: Finding the Political Will to Work Together http://www.itif.org/media/leadership-and-innovation-economy-finding-political-will-work-together <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 1, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson discusses innovation policy at the 2009 Innovation Economy Conference. </div> </div> </div> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/7929867" width="400" height="220" frameborder="0"></iframe><p>Rob Atkinson discusses innovation policy with this panel at the 2009 Innovation Economy Conference.</p><p>Other panelists: Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Steve Case, Co-Founder, America Online, Chairman and CEO, Revolution, and Chairman, the Case Foundation; U.S. Senator Mark Warner; U.S. Representative Bart Gordon; U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar; Moderator: James Fallows, National Correspondent for <em>The Atlantic</em>.</p> Competitiveness Tue, 01 Dec 2009 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2267 at http://www.itif.org Video Blog: Why Doesn't the US Have Any Mobile Wallets? http://www.itif.org/media/video-blog-why-doesnt-us-have-any-mobile-wallets <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 28, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While the technology is readily available in the U.S., it will be some time before Americans can use their cellphones as mobile wallets. </div> </div> </div> <p>Imagine being able to use your mobile phone to pay taxi and mass transit fare; use vending machines; make retail purchases; and check in at hotels. Every day, millions of citizens in Japan, S. Korea, and soon Singapore do so simply by waving their mobile phones in front of point-of-sale terminals using near-field communication or related technology. But, while the technology is readily available in the U.S., it will be some time before Americans can use their cellphones as mobile wallets.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.internetevolution.com/video.asp?section_id=825&amp;doc_id=184901" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Internet Wireless Sat, 28 Nov 2009 08:00:00 +0000 1395 at http://www.itif.org The Netherland's Pay-Per-Use National Roads Plan http://www.itif.org/media/netherlands-pay-use-national-roads-plan <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 23, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dr. Joris Al, General Director of The Netherlands’ Centre for Transport and Navigation in the Ministry of Transport, will present on Holland’s bold new proposal for a nationwide pay-per-use road pricing program. </div> </div> </div> <p>Dr. Joris Al, General Director of The Netherlands’ Centre for Transport and Navigation in the Ministry of Transport, will present on Holland’s bold new proposal for a nationwide pay-per-use road pricing program.&nbsp; Holland’s “Kilometerprijs ” (price per kilometer) program will replace fixed vehicle (ownership and gas) taxes to charge Dutch citizens by their annual distances driven, differentiated by time, place, and environmental characteristics.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/netherlands-pay-use-national-roads-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transportation Mon, 23 Nov 2009 08:00:00 +0000 1368 at http://www.itif.org Video Blog: America Has Much to Learn About Digital Piracy http://www.itif.org/media/video-blog-america-has-much-learn-about-digital-piracy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 18, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="gray">The US loses about $20 billion a year on pirated software, movies, and music. But public policy can help stem the tide of digital theft. For example, France has recently passed a 'three strikes and you’re out' law, whereby if after two warning letters an individual continues to download pirated software then his Internet access will be cut off. US policy makers should consider adopting similar policies.</span></p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.internetevolution.com/video.asp?section_id=825&amp;doc_id=184628" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Intellectual Property Wed, 18 Nov 2009 08:00:00 +0000 admin 438 at http://www.itif.org Is the U.S. Losing the Clean Tech Race? http://www.itif.org/media/us-losing-clean-tech-race <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 18, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>A new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the <a href="http://www.itif.org/files/2009-rising-tigers.pdf"><em>Breakthrough Institute, Rising Tigers, Sleeping Giant</em></a>, is the first to thoroughly benchmark the clean energy competitiveness in four nations: China, Japan, South Korea and the United States.<div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.itif.org/files/audio/2009-11-18-CleanTech.mp3" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/us-losing-clean-tech-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Energy & Climate Wed, 18 Nov 2009 08:00:00 +0000 289 at http://www.itif.org Explaining International Mobile Payments Leadership http://www.itif.org/media/explaining-international-mobile-payments-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 17, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video and audio from the event &quot;Explaining International Mobile Payments Leadership.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>In this event I<span class="caps">TIF</span> released a new report, <em><a href="http://www.itif.org/files/2009-Mobile-Payments.pdf">Explaining International Mobile Payments Leadership</a></em> that identifes the leading nations in mobile payments, explains why the United States lags so far behind, and offer a set of policy recommendations for how the federal government can take steps to speed the arrival and adoption of more sophisticated forms of mobile commerce transactions, better leveraging these increasingly powerful mobile communications devices.</p> Internet Wireless Tue, 17 Nov 2009 08:00:00 +0000 291 at http://www.itif.org Policies to Increase Broadband Adoption at Home http://www.itif.org/media/policies-increase-broadband-adoption-home <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 5, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>If the United States is to achieve the promise of the broadband revolution it will need to ensure that a much larger share of Americans are subscribers. And while policies to spur the deployment of broadband networks are important in achieving that goal, policies to spur adoption are even more important. In this event <span class="caps">ITIF</span> discusses the findings of a new study <a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1492342">Demand-Side Programs to Stimulate Adoption of Broadband: What Works?</a> by Professors Janice Hauge and James E. Prieger.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/policies-increase-broadband-adoption-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Thu, 05 Nov 2009 08:00:00 +0000 292 at http://www.itif.org Falling Behind: U.S. Competitiveness in a High-Tech World http://www.itif.org/media/falling-behind-us-competitiveness-high-tech-world <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 3, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Talk by Rob Atkinson at New College, Sarasota, Florida. </div> </div> </div> <p>Rob Atkinson gave a talk at New College on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 on "Falling Behind: U.S. Competitiveness in a High-Tech World."</p> Productivity Tue, 03 Nov 2009 05:00:00 +0000 dcastro 1538 at http://www.itif.org What Will the Internet of the Future Look Like? http://www.itif.org/media/what-will-internet-future-look <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 2, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Internet regulations pending in the United States can either facilitate or impede Internet evolution depending on detailed definitions of packet discrimination, traffic shaping, network management, and carrier business models. A panel of distinguished engineers share their views on the changes that must be made to Internet service to support such applications as pervasive networking, video-conferencing, immersive gaming, and telemedicine. This event discusses the tension between regulation and innovation in the Internet context.</p> Broadband Mon, 02 Nov 2009 08:00:00 +0000 302 at http://www.itif.org Video Blog: Americans’ Views of Internet Behavioral Targeting http://www.itif.org/media/video-blog-americans%E2%80%99-views-internet-behavioral-targeting <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 26, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In this video blog Rob Atkinson explores the debate over online behavioral targeting. </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="gray">A new poll shows that a majority of Americans don’t like behavioral targeting on the Internet, even when it’s done anonymously. But the poll is seriously flawed in that it did not ask Americans about the tradeoffs involved. If we are to make good public policy with regard to the Internet and privacy, it’s important to have a debate that explores all aspects of the issue. This poll failed to do that.</span></p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.internetevolution.com/video.asp?section_id=825&amp;doc_id=183404" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Privacy Mon, 26 Oct 2009 07:00:00 +0000 1394 at http://www.itif.org WIRED for Innovation http://www.itif.org/media/wired-innovation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 16, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/2364567" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Competitiveness Fri, 16 Oct 2009 07:00:00 +0000 1035 at http://www.itif.org The Role of Information Technology in Creating New Kinds of American High Schools http://www.itif.org/media/role-information-technology-creating-new-kinds-american-high-schools-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 7, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>American universities play an important role in spurring technological innovation, job creation and U.S. economic competitiveness. But they can do more, especially if the federal government makes a more concerted effort to help universities commercialize and transfer new technologies. In this event <span class="caps">ITIF</span> discusses the issue with a panel of experts, including the presentation of a <a href="http://stevens.usc.edu/reports_impact.php">policy proposal</a> by Krisztina Holly, Vice Provost for Innovation at <span class="caps">USC</span>.</p> Education & Training Wed, 07 Oct 2009 07:00:00 +0000 305 at http://www.itif.org Benchmarking Leading Countries’ National Innovation Policies http://www.itif.org/media/benchmarking-leading-countries%E2%80%99-national-innovation-policies <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 6, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="caps">ITIF</span> Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell presents findings from the report, "Benchmarking Leading Countries’ National Innovation Policies", appearing in September’s <a href="../../../files/democracy-ezell.pdf">Democracy Journal</a> benchmarking national innovation policies and analyzing what the United States can learn from the worlds’ ten most innovation-forward countries.</p> Competitiveness Tue, 06 Oct 2009 07:00:00 +0000 311 at http://www.itif.org The Race to Innovate http://www.itif.org/media/race-innovate <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 6, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The United States is losing ground quickly in the innovation sweepstakes to Japan, Denmark and other nations. There’s nothing mysterious about why: these and other nations have designed and funded federal policies to spur innovation, and we have not. The Fall, 2009 issue of <em>Democracy: A Journal of Ideas</em> features a symposium on “The Race to Innovate,” and examines what we should be doing in areas like finance, manufacturing, education, and creating new institutions that will help the private sector move forward.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/race-innovate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Tue, 06 Oct 2009 07:00:00 +0000 309 at http://www.itif.org Designed for Change: End-to-End Arguments, Internet Innovation, and the Net Neutrality Debate http://www.itif.org/media/designed-change-end-end-arguments-internet-innovation-and-net-neutrality-debate <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 25, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video and audio from the &quot;Designed for Change: Report Release&quot; event. </div> </div> </div> <p>Many advocates of strict net neutrality regulation argue that the Internet has always been a “dumb pipe” and that Congress should require that it remains so. A <a href="../../../files/2009-designed-for-change.pdf">new report</a> by <span class="caps">ITIF</span> Research Fellow Richard Bennett reviews the historical development of the Internet architecture and finds that contrary to such claims, an extraordinarily high degree of intelligence is embedded in the network core.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/designed-change-end-end-arguments-internet-innovation-and-net-neutrality-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Fri, 25 Sep 2009 07:00:00 +0000 dcastro 65 at http://www.itif.org Explaining International IT Application Leadership: Health IT http://www.itif.org/media/explaining-international-it-application-leadership-health-it <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 22, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>This event releases a new <span class="caps">ITIF</span> study “Explaining International Health IT Leadership” that explores the lessons nations can learn from the global leaders in health IT adoption. The report helps answer the questions, “Which countries are leading in health IT adoption, what explains their success, and what lessons can the United States learn from these leaders?” <span class="caps">ITIF</span> will be joined by a panel of experts from some of the leading countries to discuss their experience with health IT.</p> Health IT Tue, 22 Sep 2009 07:00:00 +0000 324 at http://www.itif.org Driving a Digital Recovery: IT Investments in the G-20 Stimulus Plans http://www.itif.org/media/driving-digital-recovery-it-investments-g-20-stimulus-plans <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 21, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this new report, <span class="caps">ITIF</span> describes current G-20 stimulus investments in IT and lays out how IT can lead to short-term job creation as well as long-term benefits. This event contains a panel of international experts to discuss the role of IT in supporting global economic recovery.</p> Internet Mon, 21 Sep 2009 07:00:00 +0000 325 at http://www.itif.org Effective Corporate Tax Reform in the Global Innovation Economy http://www.itif.org/media/effective-corporate-tax-reform-global-innovation-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 23, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="416" height="312" src="http://www.motionbox.com/external/hd_player/type%253Dsd%252Caffiliate_name%253Dmotionbox%252Cvideo_uid%253D7a9adbb41e1fe5c7f5" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" name="mbox_player_7a9adbb41e1fe5c7f5"></embed></p> Taxes Thu, 23 Jul 2009 07:00:00 +0000 1054 at http://www.itif.org Structuring an Energy Technology Revolution http://www.itif.org/media/structuring-energy-technology-revolution <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 20, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.motionbox.com/external/hd_player/type%253Dsd%252Caffiliate_name%253Dmotionbox%252Cvideo_uid%253D7a9adbb41616e6c5f5" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Mon, 20 Jul 2009 07:00:00 +0000 1060 at http://www.itif.org How IT Can Enable 21st Century Schools http://www.itif.org/media/how-it-can-enable-21st-century-schools <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 16, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>This event discusses a new <span class="caps">ITIF</span> report, <em>How IT Can Enable 21st Century Schools</em> with the report author, Tim McDonald and with Curtis Johnson of the <a href="http://www.educationevolving.org/">Education|Evolving</a>, a Minnesota- based group of thought leaders in education reform.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/how-it-can-enable-21st-century-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education & Training Thu, 16 Jul 2009 07:00:00 +0000 326 at http://www.itif.org Structuring U.S. Innovation Policy: Creating a White House Office of Innovation Policy http://www.itif.org/media/structuring-us-innovation-policy-creating-white-house-office-innovation-policy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 24, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>In an <span class="caps">ITIF</span> report to be released, Duke Law School professors Stuart Benjamin and Arti Rai propose that the Obama administration (or Congress, if Congress is willing) create an Office of Innovation Policy that would draw upon, and feed into, existing regulatory review processes but would have the specific mission of being the “innovation champion” within these processes.</p> Competitiveness Wed, 24 Jun 2009 07:00:00 +0000 327 at http://www.itif.org The Cost of Privacy: A Debate on the Impact of Privacy Laws on Health IT Adoption http://www.itif.org/media/cost-privacy-debate-impact-privacy-laws-health-it-adoption <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 22, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the Obama Administration moves forward with plans to modernize health care by encouraging the use of electronic medical records (<span class="caps">EMR</span>), some parties continue to raise concerns about privacy. Strong privacy laws may help protect confidential patient information and encourage user acceptance. But strict privacy laws can also impose additional burdens on health care providers and may slow technology adoption.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/cost-privacy-debate-impact-privacy-laws-health-it-adoption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Jun 2009 07:00:00 +0000 328 at http://www.itif.org Is Cap and Trade Enough? Why Reducing Emissions Depends on Technology Innovation http://www.itif.org/media/cap-and-trade-enough-why-reducing-emissions-depends-technology-innovation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 10, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the House considers climate legislation, many have come to believe that regulations alone will result in a reduction of emissions. But energy and technology experts say a more explicit federal investment in technology is needed. Please join the Brookings Institution, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and the Breakthrough Institute to discuss the need for an explicit innovation policy to address the challenge of global climate change.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/cap-and-trade-enough-why-reducing-emissions-depends-technology-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy & Climate Wed, 10 Jun 2009 07:00:00 +0000 329 at http://www.itif.org “Fiber to the Library”: Next-Generation Broadband for Next-Generation Libraries http://www.itif.org/media/%E2%80%9Cfiber-library%E2%80%9D-next-generation-broadband-next-generation-libraries <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 21, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="caps">ITIF</span> discusses how “Fiber to the Library” (<span class="caps">FTTL</span>), as a national spearhead deployment project, could quickly deliver access to next-generation broadband. Is <span class="caps">FTTL</span> the biggest broadband bang for the stimulus buck? Don Means, originator of the <a href="http://www.telestructure.com/recoveryplan.html">2-year-old <span class="caps">FTTL</span> campaign</a> to provide next-generation broadband to every library, presents his proposal.</p> Education & Training Thu, 21 May 2009 07:00:00 +0000 348 at http://www.itif.org Smart Roads, Smart Cars: How IT is Transforming Transportation http://www.itif.org/media/smart-roads-smart-cars-how-it-transforming-transportation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 14, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="caps">ITIF</span> President Rob Atkinson discusses the findings from <span class="caps">ITIF</span>’s recent report <a href="../../../files/DQOL-12.pdf"><em>Digital Quality of Life: Transportation</em></a> that explores the impact of IT on transportation. In addition, <span class="caps">ITIF</span> will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss policies Congress and the Administration can consider to drive the use of IT to enhance mobility, increase transportation safety and make a positive impact on the environment.</p> Transportation Thu, 14 May 2009 07:00:00 +0000 332 at http://www.itif.org Progress and Innovation: Can We Restore Faith in the Future? http://www.itif.org/media/progress-and-innovation-can-we-restore-faith-future <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 30, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Most civilizations have looked back to a golden age when things were better. In contrast, America has emphasized self-improvement aimed at a vague, but much better tomorrow. Are we reverting to the older view of time? One that resists innovation and the notion of progress? Or can a “frontier” mentality and America’s innovation leadership be restored?</p><p>During this event award-winning scientist and science fiction writer <a href="http://www.davidbrin.com/biography.htm#general">David Brin</a> to explore the issue.</p> Competitiveness Thu, 30 Apr 2009 07:00:00 +0000 333 at http://www.itif.org The UK's Digital Road to Recovery http://www.itif.org/media/uks-digital-road-recovery <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 29, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dr. Atkinson and Dr. Liebenau of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (<span class="caps">ITIF</span>) and the London School of Economics (<span class="caps">LSE</span>) to discuss a <a href="../../../files/digitalrecovery.pdf">new joint report</a> that analyses the role of information and communication technology (<span class="caps">ICT</span>) in aiding economic recovery in the UK.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/uks-digital-road-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet Wed, 29 Apr 2009 07:00:00 +0000 334 at http://www.itif.org Copyright, Content and Class Action Lawsuits: A Debate on the Google Book Search Settlement http://www.itif.org/media/copyright-content-and-class-action-lawsuits-debate-google-book-search-settlement <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 21, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video from the event. </div> </div> </div> <p>When Google began its initiative in 2004 to digitize 15 million books within a decade from university and public libraries, the project was met with immediate resistance by some authors and publishers who objected to the decision to include books still protected under copyright. The Association of American Publishers and the Authors Guild of America sued Google for copyright infringement while Google defended its <a href="http://books.google.com/">Google Book Search</a> service saying that the project should be considered fair use.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/copyright-content-and-class-action-lawsuits-debate-google-book-search-settlement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Intellectual Property Tue, 21 Apr 2009 07:00:00 +0000 335 at http://www.itif.org in silico: How IT is Changing Medical Research http://www.itif.org/media/silico-how-it-changing-medical-research <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 17, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Please join <span class="caps">ITIF</span> for a conversation with a distinguished panel of experts from some of the leading projects in this field to discuss how IT is shaping medical research. In addition, this event explores possible national strategies to advance these technologies for the benefit of all Americans.</p> Health IT Tue, 17 Mar 2009 07:00:00 +0000 352 at http://www.itif.org The Need for Speed: The Importance of Next-Generation Broadband Networks http://www.itif.org/media/need-speed-importance-next-generation-broadband-networks <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 5, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="caps">ITIF</span> <a href="../../../files/2009-needforspeed.pdf">releases a report</a> on the need for next-generation broadband in the United States. The report will document how the transformative functionalities that next-generation broadband enables will unlock a wave of innovative new Web applications, delivering benefits to consumers, society, businesses, and the economy.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/need-speed-importance-next-generation-broadband-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Thu, 05 Mar 2009 08:00:00 +0000 336 at http://www.itif.org The Atlantic Century: Benchmarking U.S. and EU Innovation and Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/media/atlantic-century-benchmarking-us-and-eu-innovation-and-competitiveness <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 25, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Find out which countries are leading, and which are lagging, in the increasingly internationally-competitive, knowledge- and innovation-based global economy, in this event with <span class="caps">ITIF</span> releasing its findings from a new report, <a href="../../../files/2009-atlantic-century.pdf"><em>The Atlantic Century: Benchmarking U.S. and EU Innovation and Competitiveness</em></a>.</p> Trade Wed, 25 Feb 2009 08:00:00 +0000 337 at http://www.itif.org The Korean Strategy for Green Technology Development and Role of IT http://www.itif.org/media/korean-strategy-green-technology-development-and-role-it <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 11, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Korea recently declared its ambitious vision for Low-Carbon Green Growth in order to deal with the climate change issue and create a new development paradigm.</p> <p>Dr. Suk Joon Kim, President of the Korean Science and Technology Policy Institute (<span class="caps">STEPI</span>), discusses the new Korean low-carbon, green innovation strategy with a particular focus on the role of information and communications technology (IT) in the strategy. He will be joined by Dr. Jung Hyup, Senior Researcher, <span class="caps">STEPI</span>.</p> Energy & Climate Internet Wed, 11 Feb 2009 08:00:00 +0000 338 at http://www.itif.org Stimulus and Investment Effects of Temporary Reduced Taxes on Repatriation http://www.itif.org/media/stimulus-and-investment-effects-temporary-reduced-taxes-repatriation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 30, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.motionbox.com/external/hd_player/type=sd,video_uid=309ed3bb1c19e3c7be" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> Taxes Fri, 30 Jan 2009 08:00:00 +0000 1091 at http://www.itif.org Globalization and Technology Standards: The Case for Expanded U.S. Leadership http://www.itif.org/media/globalization-and-technology-standards-case-expanded-us-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 13, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> Trade Tue, 13 Jan 2009 08:00:00 +0000 1092 at http://www.itif.org The 2008 State New Economy Index http://www.itif.org/media/2008-state-new-economy-index <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 18, 2008</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a report sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, ITIF employs 29 indicators to assess the extent to which the 50 state economies are structured according to the tenets of the New Economy. </div> </div> </div> <p>In a <a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/2008-state-new-economy-index">report</a> sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, <span class="caps">ITIF</span> employs 29 indicators to assess the extent to which the 50 state economies are structured according to the tenets of the New Economy. The changing economic landscape requires state economies to be innovative, globally-linked, entrepreneurial and dynamic, with an educated workforce and all sectors embracing the use of information technology.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/2008-state-new-economy-index" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Tue, 18 Nov 2008 08:00:00 +0000 1365 at http://www.itif.org Digital Quality of Life: Understanding the Benefits of the IT Revolution http://www.itif.org/media/digital-quality-life-understanding-benefits-it-revolution <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 2, 2008</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Please join us on October 2, 2008 for a special event to release this report featuring remarks from <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/exec/craig/?tab=biography">Craig Mundie</a>, Chief Research and Strategy Officer for Microsoft and a briefing on the report from <a href="../../../index.php?s=staff#one">Rob Atkinson</a>, President, <span class="caps">ITIF</span>.</p> Internet Public Safety Thu, 02 Oct 2008 07:00:00 +0000 371 at http://www.itif.org The Technology Imperative and The Role of Technology Policy In Driving Economic Growth http://www.itif.org/media/technology-imperative-and-role-technology-policy-driving-economic-growth <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 30, 2008</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dr.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/technology-imperative-and-role-technology-policy-driving-economic-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Productivity Tue, 30 Sep 2008 07:00:00 +0000 372 at http://www.itif.org An Innovation Economics Agenda for the Next Administration http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-economics-agenda-next-administration <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 25, 2008</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>As 2009 approaches with a new administration to take office, questions as to how to spur innovation will by necessity loom large on the policy agenda. Nonetheless, fresh thinking about how to craft an innovation-based economic policy, what innovation policies to implement and how to implement them effectively are in short supply. In this conference, <span class="caps">ITIF</span> and Silicon Flatirons will set forth both the conceptual framework and a set of specific policy proposals to raise the level of debate.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/innovation-economics-agenda-next-administration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Thu, 25 Sep 2008 07:00:00 +0000 373 at http://www.itif.org Is the U.S. Falling Behind in Science & Technology or Not? http://www.itif.org/media/us-falling-behind-science-technology-or-not <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 10, 2008</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the last several years a number of reports – headlined by <a href="http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11463&amp;page=1"><em>Rising Above the Gathering Storm</em></a> – have raised the alarm over the deteriorating state of U.S. science and technology (S&amp;T) competitiveness and documented how the country is falling behind in key building blocks of the S&amp;T base.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/us-falling-behind-science-technology-or-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Science and R&D Wed, 10 Sep 2008 07:00:00 +0000 374 at http://www.itif.org Time for a Post-Partisan Broadband Debate http://www.itif.org/media/time-post-partisan-broadband-debate <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 9, 2008</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF calls for an end, or at least a serious de-escalation, of the conflict. </div> </div> </div> <p>In recent years, the debate over broadband policy has become a partisan war that makes it extremely difficult to have any sensible and analytically-based discussion of the critical issues in this policy area. In a new report, “Moving to a Post-Partisan Broadband Policy World,” <span class="caps">ITIF</span> calls for an end, or at least a serious de-escalation, of the conflict. Please join us for a release of the report and a discussion by panelists on all sides of the issue.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/time-post-partisan-broadband-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Tue, 09 Sep 2008 07:00:00 +0000 375 at http://www.itif.org Transformative Technologies in the Past, Present and Future: Implications for the U.S. Economy and Economic Policy http://www.itif.org/media/transformative-technologies-past-present-and-future-implications-us-economy-and-economic-polic <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 15, 2008</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="caps">ITIF</span> hosted a forum with noted economist Dr. Richard Lipsey, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Lipsey discussed the findings from his the award winning 2006 book, <a href="http://www.sfu.ca/%7Erlipsey/2006_schumpeter.html"><em>Economic Transformations: General Purpose Technologies and Long Term Growth</em></a>. , arguing that growth is powered principally by “evolutionary change” driven by technological revolutions that have regularly transformed our economic, social and political landscapes.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/transformative-technologies-past-present-and-future-implications-us-economy-and-economic-polic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Theory Tue, 15 Jul 2008 07:00:00 +0000 376 at http://www.itif.org William Lewis, Unleashing the Power of Productivity at Home and Abroad http://www.itif.org/media/william-lewis-unleashing-power-productivity-home-and-abroad <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 6, 2008</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite the fact that most economists agree that increasing productivity is the most important goal for economic policy, few scholars have actually focused on what drives productivity and what governments can do. An exception to this is Bill Lewis, founding director of the McKinsey Global Institute and former partner at McKinsey &amp; Company.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/william-lewis-unleashing-power-productivity-home-and-abroad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Productivity Tue, 06 May 2008 07:00:00 +0000 377 at http://www.itif.org Explaining International Broadband Leadership http://www.itif.org/media/explaining-international-broadband-leadership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 1, 2008</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rob Atkinson presents the report &quot;Explaining International Broadband Leadership,&quot; which examines OECD nations through in-depth case studies and statistical analysis. </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s hard to follow broadband policy without hearing almost weekly that the U.S. ranks 15th out of 30&nbsp;<span class="caps">OECD</span>&nbsp;nations in broadband penetration. But understanding why the U.S. is behind is much harder. In this event, Rob Atkinson presents&nbsp;<a href="http://itif.org/publications/explaining-international-broadband-leadership"><em>Explaining International Broadband Leadership</em></a>,&nbsp;which examines OECD nations through in-depth case studies and statistical analysis.&nbsp;The report answers key questions, including:</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/explaining-international-broadband-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Thu, 01 May 2008 07:00:00 +0000 378 at http://www.itif.org Boosting Productivity, Innovation, and Growth Through a National Innovation Foundation http://www.itif.org/media/boosting-productivity-innovation-and-growth-through-national-innovation-foundation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 22, 2008</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is disturbing evidence that America’s innovation lead is shrinking. Moreover, expanded support for basic research and science education, while important, will not be enough to respond to this challenge. Without a more robust, targeted, and explicit federal innovation policy, U.S. competitiveness will continue to slip and economic growth will lag.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/boosting-productivity-innovation-and-growth-through-national-innovation-foundation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Productivity Tue, 22 Apr 2008 07:00:00 +0000 379 at http://www.itif.org Services Sciences – A Key Driver of 21st Century Prosperity http://www.itif.org/media/services-sciences-%E2%80%93-key-driver-21st-century-prosperity <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 9, 2008</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>If the U.S. economy and workers' wages are to grow robustly over the next several decades, the key will be to find better ways to enable innovation and achieve higher productivity gains in services sector, which accounts for 80 percent of the economy. Yet, even though services are central to our future, neither our technology and economic policies nor our higher education practices have kept up with the reality of continued growth in services, much of it in information-intensive and health-care related services.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/services-sciences-%E2%80%93-key-driver-21st-century-prosperity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2008 07:00:00 +0000 380 at http://www.itif.org Forum on Network Management http://www.itif.org/media/forum-network-management <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 12, 2008</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITIF hosted an event to debate the technical and economic reasons ISPs may need to manage their networks in the face of increasing bandwidth demands. </div> </div> </div> <p>Network management refers to the maintenance and administration of the security, performance and reliability of large-scale computer and telecommunications networks to keep them operating efficiently. While all Internet service providers (<span class="caps">ISP</span>s) manage their networks in some way – such as blocking <span class="caps">SPAM</span> – they also may use network management tools to relieve congestion.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/forum-network-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Wed, 12 Mar 2008 07:00:00 +0000 381 at http://www.itif.org The Future of Voting http://www.itif.org/media/future-voting <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 6, 2008</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video from the event. </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite heated debate about the security and accessibility of voting technology, at the end of the day all sides agree that they want better voting systems. But what will the voting systems of the future look like?</p> <p>At this upcoming <span class="caps">ITIF</span> Forum, the lead scientists of two of the most innovative voting systems will unveil their most recent research and provide attendees the opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations of their technology. These voting systems represent the latest advances in voting system security and accessibility.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/future-voting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> E-Government Thu, 06 Mar 2008 08:00:00 +0000 382 at http://www.itif.org Opportunities and Barriers in Online Shopping http://www.itif.org/media/opportunities-and-barriers-online-shopping <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 22, 2008</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Americans are of two minds about e-commerce; they like its convenience, but they worry about issues like sending credit card information over the Internet.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/opportunities-and-barriers-online-shopping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2008 08:00:00 +0000 383 at http://www.itif.org How IT Can Help Fix America’s Ailing Construction Industry http://www.itif.org/media/how-it-can-help-fix-america%E2%80%99s-ailing-construction-industry <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 24, 2008</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Amid so much talk about the sub-prime mortgage mess, an overlooked problem continues to plague the housing industry, specifically, and the construction industry, generally: costs are spiraling out of control because the industry has not invested in technology, particularly information technology, to boost productivity.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/how-it-can-help-fix-america%E2%80%99s-ailing-construction-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Productivity Thu, 24 Jan 2008 08:00:00 +0000 384 at http://www.itif.org Framing a National Broadband Policy http://www.itif.org/media/framing-national-broadband-policy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 22, 2008</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An event marking the publication of an ITIF report articulating a national broadband strategy. ITIF President Rob Atkinson will present proposals from the report. </div> </div> </div> <p>The broadband debate over the past year has focused largely on the fact that the United States has fallen behind other nations in broadband penetration. But the real issue is deciding what kind of proactive broadband policies the United States should implement.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/framing-national-broadband-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Tue, 22 Jan 2008 08:00:00 +0000 385 at http://www.itif.org FOW-VVSG: First Open Workshop on the “Voluntary Voting System Guidelines” http://www.itif.org/media/fow-vvsg-first-open-workshop-%E2%80%9Cvoluntary-voting-system-guidelines%E2%80%9D <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 6, 2007</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (<span class="caps">ITIF</span>), the <a href="http://www.cisa.umbc.edu/"><span class="caps">UMBC</span> Center for Information Security and Assurance</a> (<span class="caps">CISA</span>), <a href="http://www.vspr.org/"><span class="caps">VSPR</span></a> , <a href="http://www.fairvote.org/">FairVote</a> and the <a href="http://www.umbc.edu/mipar/NationalCenterfortheStudyofElections.htm">National Center for the Study of Elections</a> (<span class="caps">NCSE</span>) will host an open forum for voting system researchers, election officials,</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/fow-vvsg-first-open-workshop-%E2%80%9Cvoluntary-voting-system-guidelines%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 06 Dec 2007 08:00:00 +0000 386 at http://www.itif.org Improving Health Care: Why a Dose of IT May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered http://www.itif.org/media/improving-health-care-why-dose-it-may-be-just-what-doctor-ordered <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 26, 2007</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Health information technology promises to transform and modernize our national health care system. </div> </div> </div> <p>Health information technology promises to transform and modernize our national health care system. President Bush has set a goal of establishing a national health information network by 2014, but currently most Americans do not even have an electronic health record. Congress is now considering legislation on how to ensure the American health care system benefits from IT.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/improving-health-care-why-dose-it-may-be-just-what-doctor-ordered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health IT Fri, 26 Oct 2007 07:00:00 +0000 387 at http://www.itif.org Building the Broadband Economy and Society http://www.itif.org/media/building-broadband-economy-and-society <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 19, 2007</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ubiquitous deployment of high speed broadband services promises a host of economic and social benefits. At this forum, leading national experts will discuss not only how new “killer apps” in these areas can spur further broadband adoption, but how further broadband progress can spur economic growth, better and cheaper health care, and citizen empowerment and stronger engagement in civic life. However, realizing these benefits will require continued deployment and adoption of high-speed broadband and the right public policies to support that.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/building-broadband-economy-and-society" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Oct 2007 07:00:00 +0000 388 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Forum on Proposed Free Trade Agreements with Peru, Panama, Colombia and Korea http://www.itif.org/media/itif-forum-proposed-free-trade-agreements-peru-panama-colombia-and-korea <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 24, 2007</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congress is currently considering several new free trade agreements with Peru, Panama, Colombia and Korea. This <span class="caps">ITIF</span> Forum featured commentary from a range of perspectives about the importance of these critical trade agreements in advancing American prosperity through increased economic integration.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/itif-forum-proposed-free-trade-agreements-peru-panama-colombia-and-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Mon, 24 Sep 2007 07:00:00 +0000 389 at http://www.itif.org Stop the Presses – How Paper Trails Fail to Secure e-Voting http://www.itif.org/media/stop-presses-%E2%80%93-how-paper-trails-fail-secure-e-voting <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 18, 2007</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congress will soon consider H.R. 811 (Rep. Holt, D-NJ) “The Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2007” which would mandate that all direct recording electronic (<span class="caps">DRE</span>) voting machines have “voter-verified” paper audit trails. Many states will also vote on similar legislation this year. While the purpose of such legislation is to improve the security of our elections, the focus on paper trails is unjustified.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/stop-presses-%E2%80%93-how-paper-trails-fail-secure-e-voting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Sep 2007 07:00:00 +0000 390 at http://www.itif.org IP and Broadband Technology - Working for Public Safety http://www.itif.org/media/ip-and-broadband-technology-working-public-safety <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 23, 2007</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media-summary-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video from the recent ITIF event &quot;IP and Broadband Technology.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <p>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.</p><div class="field field-type-link field-field-media-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/index.php?main_page=product_video_info&amp;products_id=199942-1&amp;showVid=true" target="_blank">View multimedia on external website</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/ip-and-broadband-technology-working-public-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband E-Government Public Safety Mon, 23 Jul 2007 07:00:00 +0000 391 at http://www.itif.org The Rise of the New Mercantilists http://www.itif.org/media/rise-new-mercantilists <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 21, 2007</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Technology is a key area of competitive advantage for the U.S. economy. Yet, our lead is anything but secure as the global competition for technology-based jobs has intensified. Unfortunately, rather than compete fairly for these jobs, many nations have turned to a host of unfair and protectionist policies focused on systematically disadvantaging foreign, including U.S., technology companies in global competition. Without stronger U.S. actions to confront this new technology protectionism, future U.S. technology leadership is at risk.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/rise-new-mercantilists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Thu, 21 Jun 2007 07:00:00 +0000 392 at http://www.itif.org The Case for a National Broadband Policy http://www.itif.org/media/case-national-broadband-policy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 15, 2007</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fueled by reports of America’s declining position in international broadband rankings, the debate over broadband policy has intensified in recent weeks. Some commentators have pointed to our falling rank as evidence of a problem that warrants a national broadband strategy. Others reject the premise that the rankings indicate a problem with broadband in the United States and worry that many regulations proposed in response to the lagging rankings would reduce investment in this critical infrastructure.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/case-national-broadband-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Jun 2007 07:00:00 +0000 393 at http://www.itif.org Does Productivity Growth Still Benefit American Workers? http://www.itif.org/media/does-productivity-growth-still-benefit-american-workers <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 13, 2007</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the last few years many have argued that the middle class has not been receiving its fair share of economic growth. When this is contrasted with the rise in productivity, <span class="caps">CEO</span> pay and corporate profits, the natural conclusion is that the system is rigged and needs changing. As a result, the focus of many, particularly those on the left, has shifted from promoting growth, particularly productivity growth, to redistribution.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/does-productivity-growth-still-benefit-american-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Productivity Wed, 13 Jun 2007 07:00:00 +0000 394 at http://www.itif.org The Gowers Review of Intellectual Property http://www.itif.org/media/gowers-review-intellectual-property <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 7, 2007</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/53F/C8/pbr06_gowers_report_755.pdf"><strong>The Gowers Review</strong></a>, published on December 6, 2006, confirmed the crucial importance of IP to the success of the United Kingdom in the global knowledge economy. The report, commissioned by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, recommended proposals on a wide range of policy issues surrounding copyright, patents, enforcement, and the fight against IP crime.</p><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/media/gowers-review-intellectual-property" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Thu, 07 Jun 2007 07:00:00 +0000 395 at http://www.itif.org Patents Pending: Patent Reform for the Innovation Economy http://www.itif.org/media/patents-pending-patent-reform-innovation-economy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-media-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 22, 2007</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congress is in the midst of the patent reform debate. Recently introduced legislation “The Patent Reform Act of 2007” (S. 1145 and H.R. 1908), would provide significant needed reforms to the system. This ITIF event examined the issue of patent reform and discussed recommendations in a new ITIF paper, "Patents Pending: Patent Reform for the Innovation Economy."</p><p>The event featured remarks by Congressman Adam Schiff, 29th District, California, with presentations from Rob Atkinson, President of ITIF and Julie Hedlund, Senior Analyst with ITIF and the author of the new paper.</p> Intellectual Property Tue, 22 May 2007 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2606 at http://www.itif.org