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As every sector of the global economy and nearly every facet of modern society undergo digital transformation, ITIF advocates for policies that spur not just the development of IT innovations, but more importantly their adoption and use throughout the economy. In the area of digital government, ITIF studies how information technology (IT) can improve delivery of public services.


Federal IT Modernization Needs a Strategy and More Money

Federal IT Modernization Needs a Strategy and More Money

Despite a plethora of legislation, executive mandates, and other policy guidance to modernize aging federal IT infrastructure, agencies still need access to dedicated IT funding channels with more money and an overarching IT strategy to help guide them in how they fund IT initiatives.

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July 4, 2024|Podcasts

Podcast: Busting Roadblocks to Technology Policy, With Rob Atkinson

Rob Atkinson appeared on Embracing Digital Transformation to discuss government technology policy with host Darren Pulsipher, chief solution architect for public sector at Intel.

June 18, 2024|Blogs

OMB Should Help Create Standard Contractual Terms to Streamline the U.S. Government Procuring AI

As the Biden administration seeks to increase the responsible use of AI in the federal government, it will need to find ways to streamline contracting for AI services, especially for startups not familiar with all the red tape associated with government procurement. One step the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) should take is developing voluntary standard terms for AI contracts to make procurement more efficient and expand federal contract access to a diverse and large pool of vendors, ensuring agencies can access the best systems.

June 18, 2024|Press Releases

Surgeon General’s Call for Social Media Warning Labels Is Misguided, Says ITIF

Following U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy’s call for mental health warning labels for social media, ITIF issued the following statement from Senior Policy Manager Ashley Johnson.

June 10, 2024|Reports & Briefings

A Techno-Economic Agenda for the Next Administration

The next administration needs to place innovation, productivity, and competitiveness at the core of its economic policy. To that end, this report offers a comprehensive techno-economic agenda with 82 actionable policy recommendations.

April 19, 2024|Blogs

Oklahoma’s Failure in Digital IDs Highlights Lesson in Building Accessibility From the Start

Given that more than 19 states are in the process of implementing digital IDs, Oklahoma serves as a cautionary tale on the importance of building accessibility into the system from the beginning.

October 30, 2023|Reports & Briefings

Delay Government: How Technology Can Fix Slow Federal Service Delivery

The U.S. government offers slow, outdated services. Congress and federal agencies should invest in digital technology and modernize their approach to service delivery to transform the current delay government into a modern, fast, digital-first government.

October 17, 2023|Blogs

Most Federal Websites Are Still Bad, But That Can Change

Customer satisfaction with federal services overall remains low. To address this long-standing problem federal agencies should immediately prioritize implementing the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act to modernize their websites and digital services.

October 10, 2023|Podcasts

Podcast: Everyone Talks About Data Sharing. But Do You Really Know How To Do It? With Daniel Castro

Daniel Castro appeared on Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss ways to overcome barriers and maximize the benefits of data-sharing in the United States.

October 6, 2023|Features

Citizen Digital Series: What Happens Behind the Scenes of Digital Transformation? With Leslie Casson Stevens

For a behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. government’s digital transformation process, Eric spoke with Leslie Casson Stevens—industry advisor for the U.S. federal market at SAP, an enterprise solution software provider. She discusses the processes and challenges of having federal agencies as customers and how funding tech in the government should change.

September 29, 2023|Testimonies & Filings

Letter to the Senate Committee On Aging Regarding Ensuring Accessible Government Technology

The federal government is currently failing to ensure its technology is accessible for people with disabilities, older adults, and veterans.

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