http://www.itif.org/issues/10 en How FITARA Can Help Federal Agencies With Their IT Problem http://www.itif.org/publications/how-fitara-can-help-federal-agencies-their-it-problem <div> </div> <div> This legislation can help our government adapt to changing technologies, cut waste, and compete with the private sector for IT jobs. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-fitara-can-help-federal-agencies-their-it-problem#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5865 at http://www.itif.org Time for E-government to Fulfill the Promise of Cutting Costs http://www.itif.org/publications/time-e-government-fulfill-promise-cutting-costs <div> </div> <div> IT can be a cost cutter but only if implemented properly. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-e-government-fulfill-promise-cutting-costs#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 15 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5650 at http://www.itif.org Innovations For Accessible Elections http://www.itif.org/publications/innovations-accessible-elections <div> </div> <div> Technology offers many opportunities to increase the accessibility of elections for people with disabilities. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/innovations-accessible-elections#comments Accessibility E-Government Reports Wed, 14 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5641 at http://www.itif.org Innovations in Elections: Making Voting Accessible for Everyone http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/innovations-elections-making-voting-accessible-everyone Press Releases Accessibility E-Government Tue, 06 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5612 at http://www.itif.org Can Technology Improve Government Productivity and Will Government Take Advantage of It? http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/can-technology-improve-government-productivity-and-will-government-take-advantage-it Press Releases E-Government Productivity Wed, 11 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5221 at http://www.itif.org Creating the Next-Generation Data Center http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/creating-next-generation-data-center Press Releases E-Government Energy & Climate Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5118 at http://www.itif.org Lessons from the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace Failure http://www.itif.org/publications/lessons-aca-health-insurance-marketplace-failure <div> </div> <div> The HIM debacle is just a symptom of the broader challenges facing federal IT and e-government management. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/lessons-aca-health-insurance-marketplace-failure#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5119 at http://www.itif.org Learning from Our IT Failures http://www.itif.org/publications/learning-our-it-failures <div> </div> <div> We must reform federal policy to improve procurement, managements and oversight of government IT. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/learning-our-it-failures#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 12 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5113 at http://www.itif.org The Future of Cloud Services http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/future-cloud-services Press Releases E-Government Internet Thu, 03 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4986 at http://www.itif.org The Department of Commerce Should Establish an Office of Data Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/department-commerce-should-establish-office-data-innovation <div> </div> <div> The Commerce Department should proactively search for more opportunities to unlock the potential of data-driven innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/department-commerce-should-establish-office-data-innovation#comments E-Government Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 27 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4958 at http://www.itif.org The Future of Self Service Government http://www.itif.org/publications/future-self-service-government <div> </div> <div> This colloquium will explore opportunities for self-service innovation in government, identify key impediments to the adoption of self-service technologies and discuss strategies for enabling future implementation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/future-self-service-government#comments Staff E-Government Presentations Wed, 18 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4732 at http://www.itif.org Why Are There No Jobs for Hadoop in the Federal Government? http://www.itif.org/publications/why-are-there-no-jobs-hadoop-federal-government <div> </div> <div> Hadoop has been the industry standard for scalable data processing applications for several years, so why does a search for “Hadoop” on USAJOBS.gov return zero results? </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-are-there-no-jobs-hadoop-federal-government#comments Staff E-Government Internet Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 07 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4802 at http://www.itif.org The Future of Digital Trade in a "Post-PRISM" World http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/future-digital-trade-post-prism-world <p>&nbsp;</p><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">The Future of Digital Trade in a "Post-PRISM" World &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</div><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">Contact:</div><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">William Dube</div><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">wdube@itif.org</div><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">202-626-5744</div><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">Washington, D.C. (July 19, 2013) - 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 a substantial impact on the ability of the U.S. government and the tech sector to fight back against anti-competitive policies that impede the global free flow of information, while potentially legitimizing countries who wish to engage in such practices.</div><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">On July 24, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) will host a panel discussion, "The Impact of PRISM on Digital Trade," featuring Ambassador Philip Verveer, the former U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy. It will explore both the short-term and long-term impacts of PRISM on digital trade issues and how policymakers should respond to protect both U.S. economic interests and free trade in digital goods and services. The event will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM at ITIF, 1101 K Street, NW, suite 610A.</div><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">"PRISM has received significant and warranted attention for its impact on privacy, civil liberties and national security," notes Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst with ITIF and moderator of the event. "However, its effect on the free flow of digital goods and services may also have lasting consequences for U.S. companies and the overall economy."</div><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">The panel will also feature Jake Colvin, Vice President for Global Trade Issues at the National Foreign Trade Council and Joshua Meltzer, a Global Economy and Development Fellow at the Brookings Institution. The event is free and open to the public.</div><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</div><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">Register for the event.</div> Press Releases Cybersecurity E-Government Privacy Mon, 22 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4729 at http://www.itif.org Transforming Government through Cloud Computing http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/transforming-government-through-cloud-computing <p>&nbsp;</p><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">WASHINGTON (June 28, 2013) - As policymakers consider approaches for transforming the way the federal government acquires and utilizes information technology (IT), emerging cloud computing and data analytics innovations will be key options for cutting costs and improving overall government service. However, the complexity of the federal enterprise combined with concerns around data security and privacy are creating numerous challenges as this transition commences.</div><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">To better analyze the potential of these technologies and propose solutions to the challenges we face, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is hosting a panel discussion which will include Members of Congress, federal agency Chief Information Officers (CIO) and leading industry IT executives. Using Cloud Computing to Build (Better and Cheaper) Next-Generation Government Services will be held from 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M., Wednesday, July 10 in the Capital Visitor's Center, Rm. 209-08.</div><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">The event will feature opening remarks from Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) and Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11).</div><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">"With the proper management and a robust and well-trained workforce, information technology offers government an important tool that can help us achieve better results for less money," says Senator Carper, who serves as Chair of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. "It is important that Congress continues to work with the Administration to cultivate an environment in which innovative and cost-effective technologies and IT solutions are being deployed throughout the entire federal government."</div><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">ITIF President Rob Atkinson will also lead a panel discussion of federal CIOs and industry executives who will discuss opportunities to leverage utility computing and big data analytics in the cloud and other novel technology practices. They will also present best practices and lessons learned that can be applied to the legislative, policy and acquisition processes that shape federal IT. Government participants include Terry Halvorsen, CIO of the Department of the Navy, Frank Baitman, CIO of the Department of Health and Human Services, and Joseph Klimavicz, CIO of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Industry speakers include Kyle Keller, Cloud Business Director, EMC Federal, David Robinson, Chief Innovation Officer, SAP Public Sector, and Matt Wood, General Manager of Data Science, Amazon Web Services.</div><div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">"Information technology is changing rapidly and the unique complexities of government require significant planning and forward thinking to properly take advantage of innovations like cloud computing and data analytics," notes Atkinson. "Through this discussion we hope to assist the government in better utilizing technology to improve the performance of a wide range of operations while also lowering costs to the American taxpayer."</div> Press Releases E-Government Tue, 02 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4676 at http://www.itif.org Rationalizing Government’s Spectrum Use http://www.itif.org/publications/rationalizing-government-s-spectrum-use <div> </div> <div> Richard Bennett lays out the three key issues that should be addressed in the House spectrum hearing Thursday: harmonization, relocation, and mobility in Rationalizing Government&#039;s Spectrum Use. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/rationalizing-government-s-spectrum-use#comments Staff E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 26 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4652 at http://www.itif.org Civic-Minded Hacking http://www.itif.org/publications/civic-minded-hacking <div> </div> <div> Here are four projects to emerge from the National Day of Civic Hacking that will improve urban living. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/civic-minded-hacking#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 11 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4574 at http://www.itif.org Your Friendly Neighborhood Hacker http://www.itif.org/publications/your-friendly-neighborhood-hacker <div> </div> <div> While the local news was raising &quot;hacker&quot; alarms, civic-minded programmers were making a difference at the National Day of Civic Hacking. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/your-friendly-neighborhood-hacker#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 05 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 kangstadt 4554 at http://www.itif.org Bahrain International e-Government Forum 2013 http://www.itif.org/publications/bahrain-international-egovernment-forum-2013-0 <div> </div> <div> ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro will be presenting at the Bahrain International eGovernment Forum 2013. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/bahrain-international-egovernment-forum-2013-0#comments E-Government Presentations Mon, 08 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3931 at http://www.itif.org New Year’s Resolution for the Federal Government: Make It Easy to Complete Federal Forms Electronically http://www.itif.org/publications/new-year-s-resolution-federal-government-make-it-easy-complete-federal-forms-electronic <div> </div> <div> Federal agencies in 2013 should resolve to create fully functional electronic forms. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/new-year-s-resolution-federal-government-make-it-easy-complete-federal-forms-electronic#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 02 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3637 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Releases “50 Ideas to Make Voting More Accessible” http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/itif-releases-%E2%80%9C50-ideas-make-voting-more-accessible%E2%80%9D <p>WASHINGTON (October 31, 2012) - The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) today released&nbsp;<a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/50-ideas-more-accessible-elections">a report detailing fifty actionable ideas to make voting more accessible</a> for all Americans, including voters with disabilities.</p><p>The report is in the form of an easily digestible list, complete with illustrations, that clearly demonstrates where there are opportunities to improve elections. From simple ideas like a “Yelp” for voting places and virtual “I voted” stickers to more complex ones like using voting kiosks in long-term care facilities and allowing voters to mark ballots before coming to the polling place, the report presents an array of ideas to bring voting into the 21st century. Many of these ideas are the result of a public design challenge held in partnership with OpenIDEO around the question, “How might we design an accessible election experience for everyone?”</p><p>The ideas suggested in this report include both small fixes that can be quickly implemented and big ideas that would require greater change. Some of the ideas in the report have already been implemented in a few elections and represent emerging best practices, while others are still in the early design phase and leave room for more innovation.</p><p>ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro, who spearheads ITIF’s work on accessibility and voting said, “We’re proud to present this collection of ideas. As Election Day approaches, it should be of great interest to policymakers and the public to learn how elections can be improved to enable all eligible voters to vote more easily.”</p><p>Castro continued, “Our hope is that these ideas will spur others to continue to innovate and pursue new ways of making elections more convenient and accessible for all Americans citizens who are eligible to vote.”&nbsp;</p><p>This work is part of a grant ITIF received from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to improve the accessibility of elections for voters with disabilities.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Accessibility E-Government Wed, 31 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3482 at http://www.itif.org 50 Ideas for More Accessible Elections http://www.itif.org/publications/50-ideas-more-accessible-elections <div> </div> <div> Fifty actionable ideas illustrating how to make voting more accessible for all Americans, including voters with disabilities. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/50-ideas-more-accessible-elections#comments Accessibility E-Government Reports Wed, 31 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3481 at http://www.itif.org Regulations Are Killing Innovation in Government http://www.itif.org/publications/regulations-are-killing-innovation-government <div> </div> <div> Policymakers should give more thought to creating a more flexible government bureaucracy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/regulations-are-killing-innovation-government#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 16 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3446 at http://www.itif.org Winning the Race 2012 Memos http://www.itif.org/publications/winning-race-2012-memos <div> </div> <div> As the 2012 presidential campaign moves in the final stage, ITIF is presenting general principles and specific recommendations across several policy areas. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/winning-race-2012-memos#comments Broadband Competitiveness E-Government Economic Theory Education & Training Energy & Climate Health IT Intellectual Property Life Sciences Manufacturing Privacy Productivity Science and R&D Taxes Trade Transportation Wireless Reports Wed, 05 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3326 at http://www.itif.org The Importance of Absentee Voting for Accessible Elections http://www.itif.org/publications/importance-absentee-voting-accessible-elections <div>