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September 22, 2015
“We need to take an honest look in the mirror,” said Rob Atkinson in Global Trade Magazine. “Right now, the state of U.S. manufacturing is not a pretty picture.”
September 22, 2015
A November 2014 report from ITIF outlined the scale of defense innovation budget cuts, writes the International Business Times.
September 22, 2015
"They do it with a gun to their head. They say either you're going to make these investments or you're not going to get access to the market," said Rob Atkinson in the Los Angeles Times.
September 18, 2015
In a profile in its “One Good Idea” section, National Journal writes that Stephen Ezell and Rob Atkinson have an idea that they believe would improve U.S. infrastructure: create a “Race to the Digital Top” to pilot intelligent transportation technology in six cities.
September 17, 2015
ITIF wants to make sure China doesn’t get a free pass on tech and trade when President Xi Jinping makes a state visit to the U.S. next week, writes POLITICO Morning Tech.
September 17, 2015
A report released by ITIF took aim at what it described as China’s mercantilist approach to innovative industries, writes the New York Times.
September 16, 2015
“The tech industry is over a barrel [in China],” said Rob Atkinson in The Hill. “The question for them is just how high do they jump?”
September 11, 2015
InfoWorld writes that ITIF warns, “If the court supports the use of search warrants to obtain data stored abroad, it will feed the perception that the best way to protect data from the prying eyes of the U.S. government is to store it overseas with a non-U.S. provider.... those fears will likely cost U.S. tech companies well over $35 billion by 2016.”
September 10, 2015
“Privacy advocates make outsized claims about the privacy risks associated with new technologies,” said Daniel Castro and Alan McQuinn in the Washington Post.
September 2, 2015
Bloomberg writes, Edward Snowden’s exposure of clandestine data collection by the U.S. - sometimes with industry collaboration - has already cost companies. They could forgo more than $35 billion in sales by 2016 because of doubts about the security of their cloud-based systems, according to ITIF.


Press Releases

October 9, 2015
Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) spoke clearly at the Duke Law Forum on the Future of Video Competition and Regulation: The FCC should “hit the pause button” on regulating streaming video. This is a sound recommendation, says Doug Brake.
October 6, 2015
Policymakers in the United States and EU should work together swiftly to implement an interim agreement so that we do not shut down transatlantic digital commerce overnight, says Daniel Castro.
October 5, 2015
The BEPS project should not be an excuse for hidden tax increases, nor should it dramatically increase the cost of compliance, says Joe Kennedy.
October 5, 2015
As Congress begins to review this new framework, we implore lawmakers to remember the importance of having a high-standard agreement that sets the bar for all future global trade agreements.
October 2, 2015
Instead of nullifying the Safe Harbor, policymakers in the United States and EU should work together to make a number of much-needed privacy reforms, says Daniel Castro.
September 28, 2015
The single most important thing a nation can do to spur Internet access and adoption is eliminate taxes and tariffs on ICT goods and services.
September 23, 2015
We agree there is no place for digital protectionism in the global innovation economy.
September 17, 2015
ITIF releases report outlining the ways China has failed to live up to the commitments it made when it joined the WTO.
September 10, 2015
ITIF released a comprehensive analysis of how privacy advocates trigger waves of public fear about new technologies in a recurring “privacy panic cycle.”
September 9, 2015
The best path forward is for the U.S. government to improve the MLAT process, says Daniel Castro.