News Clips

July 2, 2021
“He has to go down in American history as one of the greatest entrepreneurs of all time, up there with Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs,” said Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).
July 2, 2021
“As AR and VR become more accessible and easier to use, they offer a lot of great possibilities for government to explore innovative approaches,” said Ellysse Dick, a policy analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.From field operations to personnel training to service delivery, “there are a lot of opportunities to improve government through these immersive experiences,” she said. While state and local governments are still in the early stages of AR and VR adoption, a number of emerging use cases suggest the technology’s potential power.
July 1, 2021
Aurelien Portuese, the director of antitrust and innovation policy at the ITIF, said some countries use antitrust enforcement as a means of economic warfare, punishing foreign industries to boost their domestic competitors. He said all governments ought to play by the same “rules” of competition.
July 1, 2021
Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology Innovation Foundation (ITIF) said soon after the NSF directorate was proposed there was "pushback." The scientific community, he noted "resisted the idea that government would be asking them to do work related to a critical national mission, and to hold them accountable for ensuring that their work helped accomplish that mission." While ITIF supports the provisions in USICA which create the new NSF technology directorate, Atkinson told the E-Commerce Times that "an even more effective approach would be to establish such a directorate as a free-standing agency." 
June 30, 2021
Lina Khan was sworn in this month as the youngest and arguably most progressive head of the Federal Trade Commission in the agency’s 106-year history, cementing a new era of populist antitrust sentiment in the U.S. and ending nearly half a century of relaxed policy toward horizontal mergers that led to the proliferation of tech behemoths with trillion-dollar market caps. 
June 29, 2021
 The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation on Tuesday held a panel discussion to study U.S. manufacturing priorities for the Biden administration and the 117th Congress. The panelists broke down legislation working its way through Congress and critical executive orders issued by President Biden — all of which avid readers of this blog are probably familiar with — and discussed their expected impacts on domestic manufacturing.
June 28, 2021
“One of the core disagreements or tensions between the House and the Senate version is that the Senate version is really focused on China,” said Robert D. Atkinson, the president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Ms. Johnson’s bills, he added, prioritize “more social policy issues,” including science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and climate change. 
June 28, 2021
Hawkish British politicians and an American industrial lobby group have called on Western allies to form a “Nato for trade” to counter China’s “weaponisation of policy tools to punish any nation that does not kowtow to Beijing”.
June 26, 2021
"We want to avoid reactive reactions," Sameera Fazili, deputy director of the National Economic Council, said at a forum hosted by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. "We want to Begin to respond to these flexibility issues, so that we will not always be caught off guard.” For this reason, an executive order issued by the Biden administration earlier this year aimed to “promote investment, transparency and cooperation, through cooperation with industry The world’s alliances to respond to semiconductor shortages."
June 25, 2021
"The recent Biden executive orders are very much a continuation of the thrust by the Trump administration's policies," said Stephen Ezell, vice president of global innovation policy at Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington-based think tank.