Reports & Briefings

October 19, 2018
Connected and autonomous vehicles rely on IT hardware and software, an area where the United States has a competitive advantage globally. Congress and the administration should help U.S. industry press that advantage not with auto tariffs, but with more robust innovation policies.
October 12, 2018
Digital platforms are online businesses that facilitate commercial interactions between at least two different groups—with one typically being suppliers and the other consumers.
October 4, 2018
There is no legitimate case for abandoning a 40-year-old consensus on how to apply antitrust policy in favor of a vague, hard-to-enforce alternative that represents an amalgam of conflicting goals, some of which would work against economic progress and the national interest.
October 3, 2018
Blockchains are digital ledgers that record information that is distributed among a network of computers.
September 28, 2018
Gene editing is a process of making precise changes to an organism’s DNA in a manner analogous to the way we change the text of a document with word processing software.
September 20, 2018
Quantum computing leverages principles from quantum mechanics (a branch of physics), notably the unique behaviors of subatomic particles such as electrons and photons, to enable new, extremely powerful computing architectures.
September 17, 2018
With the Internet of Things, it is possible to create intelligent systems that continuously collect vast arrays of data and transmit it over the Internet to be monitored and analyzed.
September 10, 2018
5G is the latest in the evolution of mobile wireless technologies. 5G goes beyond 4G LTE, and is expected to bring not just faster downloads, but a much more flexible and responsive network that can adapt to enable different uses. The benefits of next-generation wireless capabilities will reverberate throughout the economy, so it makes sense to adjust policy to spur its deployment and use.
September 4, 2018
The practical effect of tariffs on key components used in cloud computing would be to advantage foreign technology competitors, thereby threatening U.S. leadership in both the adoption and provision of cloud computing services, and stunting U.S. growth.
September 4, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science devoted to creating computer systems that perform tasks characteristic of human intelligence, such as learning and decision-making. AI overlaps with other areas of study, including robotics, natural language processing, and computer vision.