WASHINGTON—As Congress considers a fourth economic relief package to address the COVID-19 crisis, a
April 6, 2020
Crafting Stimulus to Bolster Digital Preparedness for Future Pandemics Would Pay Long-Term Dividends, New Report Argues
March 31, 2020
ITIF Estimates SBA Rule Could Cost More Than 1 Million U.S. Jobs by Excluding Venture-Backed Firms From Economic Aid
The $2.2 trillion economic aid package that Congress passed last week in response to the COVID-19 pandemic includes $370 billion for small business loans, but SBA regulations will exclude some small venture- and angel-capital-backed firms from accessing these funds. This will lead to more than 1 million job losses unless the Trump administration waives the rule.
March 30, 2020
New Report Urges Congress to Ignore White House Budget Request for Key Energy Programs and Press for More Innovation
The Trump administration has proposed slashing federal investments in energy RD&D by $3.2 billion, but Congress should ignore that proposal and allocate more funding to elevate clean energy innovation as a national priority.
March 10, 2020
WASHINGTON—Following the European Commission’s unveiling of a “New Industrial Strategy for Europ
March 10, 2020
ITIF Urges California Lawmakers to Improve Oversight and Accountability for Facial Recognition Technology, Not Halt It
The benefits of facial recognition technology far outweigh the potential risk that law enforcement will misuse it.
April 2, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic highlights the increased need for governments to prioritize the modernization of IT. “This should be a huge wakeup call to government,” Daniel Castro tells Governing.
March 29, 2020
AP News writes about digital-services job growth in Indianapolis, citing ITIF and Brookings tech hubs report.
March 25, 2020
"The U.S. encourages a diversity of secure vendors that are viable innovators. It hints at virtualization and open interfaces, but a more concrete plan or proposal is needed,” ITIF's Broadband Director, Doug Brake tells NextGov.
March 23, 2020
"The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation proposes expanding participation criteria, turning it into a flexible voucher system where households are given subsidies for a minimum of two services," Protocol reports.
March 19, 2020
Facebook, Google Discuss Sharing Smartphone Data With Government to Fight Coronavirus, but There are Risks
“Focusing on only privacy while ignoring public health would be a mistake," Daniel Castro tells CNBC.