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September 28, 2022|Publications

House Merger Filing-Fee Bill Lacks Oversight to Ensure More Human Resources Go to Enforcement, Says ITIF

The Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act had the potential to improve the effectiveness of antitrust enforcement without imposing a costly new regulatory burden on innovative firms. Unfortunately, the filing-fee bill that ended up passing the House was at best incomplete, because it fails to provide congressional oversight to ensure increased human resources are dedicated to enforcement.

September 28, 2022|Publications

ITIF Welcomes Doreen Bogdan-Martin as Next Secretary-General of the ITU

Doreen Bogdan-Martin's election by ITU member states shows the international interest in ensuring the technology and the policies that surround it empower individuals rather than become a tool of control for authoritarian regimes.

September 26, 2022|Publications

New ITIF Report Proposes Five Core Selection Criteria for “Hydrogen Hub” Demonstration Projects

As the second installment in our hydrogen hub series, this report details how DOE should approach the criteria it uses to select hub proposals.

September 22, 2022|Publications

The Senate Should Not Move Forward with the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, Says ITIF

Many policymakers are understandably concerned about the decline of local news. However, exempting local news publishers from antitrust laws and forcing large tech platforms to negotiate an agreement with them to pay for their content is not a long-term solution to what ails journalism.

September 22, 2022|Publications

ITIF Commends Introduction of National Community College Cybersecurity Challenge Act

Passing the National Community College Cybersecurity Challenge Act would be an important step forward in improving U.S. cybersecurity.

September 21, 2022|Publications

ITIF to Energy Ministers in Pittsburgh: Invest, Diversify, and Cooperate to Accelerate Clean Energy and Climate Innovation

It is vital that the nations represented at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburg invest more in climate innovation, diversify their portfolios, and cooperate more effectively to fill these gaps and speed progress toward affordable and effective climate solutions.

September 19, 2022|Publications

The EU Is Creating Exclusionary Technical Standards in a Protectionist Bid for Cybersovereignty, According to New Report

The European Union has committed to work with the United States on technical standards for new and emerging technologies through the EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council (TTC). Yet in a series of recent policy changes it has begun systematically excluding U.S. and other foreign experts from its standards-setting processes in a protectionist bid to favor local companies and achieve cybersovereignty, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy.

September 16, 2022|Publications

Economic Data Shows How the IT Sector Increasingly Powers the U.S. Economy

Industries vary in the relative contributions they make to national economies, but even among advanced industries, the information technology (IT) sector distinguishes itself with high-paying jobs, low price inflation for consumers, strong exports, and superior innovation, according to a new statistical report.

September 15, 2022|Publications

The EU’s Proposed Cyber Resilience Act Is a Strong Start, But It Needs Amending, Says Center for Data Innovation

An adjusted Cyber Resilience Act will ensure that future-focused, objective-oriented, and technology-neutral regulation remains the focus.

September 14, 2022|Publications

The Digital Markets Act Is “Bad Economics and Bad Law,” Says ITIF

The Digital Markets Act represents bad economics and bad law, and its adoption comes at a bad time.

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September 27, 2022|Publications

Businesses Race for U.S. Climate Incentives

The kinds of skills needed to oversee large-scale demonstration projects such as the ones the legislation will be funding are different than those needed to monitor research and development, which is what the Energy Department is more used to, said Hoyu Chong, a senior policy analyst at Washington, D.C., think tank Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. It is “hard to administer and staff up for such a big effort so quickly,” she said.

September 16, 2022|Publications

Biden to curb China more on tech

Semiconductor industry experts have expressed concerns over the government's intervention, saying that China is a critical market.

The US companies account for 47 percent of global revenue in the semiconductor industry, with China being a key market, according to Stephen Ezell, vice-president of global innovation policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation in Washington DC.

September 9, 2022|Publications

White House Calls For Clear Antitrust Rules For Big Tech

With the fate of legislative proposals to rein in Big Tech uncertain, the Biden White House used a listening session on "tech platform accountability" to push for reforms aimed at reining in the power of a handful of major technology platforms.

September 9, 2022|Publications

White House lists 6 ways to hold tech platforms accountable

Tech policy think tank ITIF issued a statement by Aurelien Portuese, director of ITIF’s Schumpeter Project for Competition Policy, criticizing the principles as "doing more harm than good."

September 8, 2022|Publications

IRS Edges Closer to 21st-Century Computing

Eric Egan, a policy fellow with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a research and educational think tank, says that what Latin is to English, COBOL is to most modern programming languages.

September 7, 2022|Publications

Online safety push marks major test for new U.K. prime minister

Kir Nuthi, senior policy analyst for the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation think tank, this week called on Truss to “salvage the bill through significant amendments like clarifying what harmful speech should actually be illegal, only requiring platforms to remove that content, and holding users, not platforms, liable for unlawful speech.”

September 6, 2022|Publications

‘Make the clean stuff cheaper’: Did the IRA kill the carbon tax?

“It looks good as a model,” said David Hart, a senior fellow at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation in Washington, D.C. “If you didn’t have politics, and you didn’t have emotions, and you didn’t have cultural biases in the activities impacted by these taxes, then it looks good on paper.”

September 6, 2022|Publications

Beijing's Plan to Control the World's Data: Out-Google Google

"Whatever the U.S. does will send a signal to other countries around the world as to how they should also define and apply national security in a digitalized world," says Nigel Corey, associate director of trade policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. "I'm concerned about an overreaction that fundamentally undermines the openness of the internet, which has so clearly benefited the US economy, and tech sector."

September 1, 2022|Publications

Dombrovskis, in call with Tai, outlines EU concerns over U.S. EV tax credits

France earlier this year adopted new conditions as part of its cybersecurity certification program that require companies to store and process data within the EU -- requirements that could violate the country’s and the EU’s WTO commitments, according to a May report by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.

August 26, 2022|Publications

Can the CHIPS Act Put the U.S. Back in the Game?

“The vulnerability to the U.S.—including to the U.S. military, as it is incredibly dependent upon advanced semiconductors—is just way too high,” said Robert Atkinson, founder and president of the science and technology policy think tank Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. “It was really, principally, a [national] defense move.”

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