News Clips

September 15, 2017
“China's extensive use of digital trade barriers ... have reshaped the production and sales of many global tech sectors as they’ve been forced to either adapt to China’s restrictive and costly requirements or avoid the market entirely,” said ITIF trade policy analyst Nigel Cory in Engadget.
September 5, 2017
US News & World Report showcases 10 states that outperform the rest in data accessibility, technology and business, according to a recent report by ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation.
September 1, 2017
“We’ve just finally had this really good synergy as the technology and the algorithms both matured at the same time,” said ITIF Vice President Daniel Castro told Government Technology.
August 27, 2017
TechCrunch notes that a recent report by ITIF refers to the concept of “innovation orchards” as a collaboration between industry, government, universities and research labs to support startups and bridge the gap in financing of new innovations in “hard” technologies such as cleantech.
August 20, 2017
High-tech industries in advanced economies now face a slow eclipse by China’s favored firms. The aim is to substitute their production for other countries’, says ITIF President Rob Atkinson in the Washington Post. He says that the government plans to spend $160 billion to expand its semiconductor industry.
August 2, 2017
The U.S. government may have to risk short-term pain for American industry to preserve longer-term gain, said ITIF President Rob Atkinson in the Wall Street Journal. ITIF has long sounded the alarm on Chinese-forced technology transfers.
July 31, 2017
GovTech summarizes a groundbreaking report by ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation, which rated states based on their use of data and technology, and their interaction with people and companies.
July 25, 2017
Joshua New, a policy analyst at ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation, tells FedTech open data is best thought of as “machine-readable information that is freely available online in a nonproprietary format and has an open license, so anyone can use it for commercial or other use without attribution.” 
July 18, 2017
"The striking thing about the findings at the beginning is that there is almost nothing about reliability in there at all," said David Hart in the Washington Post. "It's all about baseload retirement. My understanding was that the big question was, how does that affect reliability? And there's almost nothing in this draft that says anything really definitive about that."
July 11, 2017
"In rural areas, there aren't that many television broadcasters so there's a lot of unused spectrum," said Doug Brake to the Associated Press. "The real challenge is getting the number of users, the scale. Is there enough of a market for the device manufacturers to build these devices?"