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. "South Korea and Israel have already begun initiatives...if the United States pursues this as well, it can show other countries how to do so while protecting American values and civil liberties.”
March 18, 2020
ITIF's President, Rob Atkinson will service on TikTok's Content Advisory Council, Axios reports.
March 18, 2020
As Fast Company reports, Americans struggle to obtain unemployment benefits after job loss due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is partially due to lacking government websites that have been outdated for years, according to an ITIF report.
March 16, 2020
Fierce Electronics writes about the important role of tech companies in the U.S. stimulus plan, citing ITIF's Innovation Files commentary.
February 27, 2020
ITIF's Colin Cunliff identified 10 priorities to form the nucleus of a bipartisan energy package, The Hill reports.
February 24, 2020
Doug Brake told ZDNet he believes some of the potential use cases in 5G's ever-broadening portfolio may be unrealistic. "With the level of excitement and hype that there is, we run the risk of real, unmet expectations."