Public Safety

Rob Atkinson explains in the National Review that with the proper safeguards, facial-recognition technology can help law enforcement catch criminals.
Public Safety
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September 9, 2015
Defense R&D generates significant spillover benefits for the U.S. economy, writes Adams Nager in Innovation Files.
June 3, 2015
The rise of police body cameras shows how technologies go through a cycle of fear-then-acceptance.
November 21, 2014
Defense innovation is a key driver of U.S. security and economic competitiveness, however our preeminence in this area is under threat.
May 16, 2013
3D printing is a new technology that raises old policy questions.
October 4, 2011
The use of Big Data should not be confined to just the private sector; data offers incredible new opportunities to the public sector as well.
March 31, 2011
ITIF reviews the indispensable role of public investment and public-private partnerships in fostering energy innovation at the DOD.
May 11, 2010
In the city of the future, bridges will talk to engineers, roads will control cars, and parking spots will find you. In some places, it’s already here.
February 23, 2010
ITIF hosts a panel discussion on the role of IT in the intelligence community.
October 1, 2008
This report shows how IT is the key enabler of many of today’s key improvements in our lives and society—from better education and health care, to a more energy-efficient environment.
March 11, 2008
ITIF President Robert Atkinson’s presentation to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence outlines the intelligence implications of our increasingly digital economy and society.