News Clips

May 8, 2017
Axios writes that despite widespread fears that artificial intelligence and automation will create mass unemployment, job losses due to technology are at historic lows, according to an analysis published Monday by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
April 26, 2017
The administration’s tax proposal would “add trillions of dollars to the deficit over the next decade, an issue the administration further aggravates by proposing to cut taxes on so-called ‘pass-through’ businesses. The unfortunate effect of these flaws will be to divert attention away from other proposals that have a greater chance of passing Congress, which will slow progress toward much-needed tax reform to boost the U.S. economy,” said Joe Kennedy in The Guardian.
April 19, 2017
Rob Atkinson was on Sirius X.M. radio to discuss President Trump’s executive order on H-1B visas.
April 18, 2017
“We hope the goal of President Trump’s executive order on the H-1B program is ‘mend it, don’t end it.’ Reforming the program could help improve its effectiveness in attracting the world’s best and brightest,” said Rob Atkinson to CBS News.
April 17, 2017
“Companies are being gun-shy and risk-averse and not wanting to make big bets on transformative technology,” said Rob Atkinson in USA Today.
April 7, 2017
The New York Times cites a 2016 Information Technology and Innovation Foundation study that found that inventors peak in their late 40s and tend to be highly productive in the last half of their careers.
April 7, 2017
“When we have pushed the Chinese in the past, in a respectful but firm way with our allies, we have prevailed,” said Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor.
April 7, 2017
“The purpose of a responsible disclosure policy is to get information out as quickly as possible to minimize risk,” said Daniel Castro on Federal News Radio.
April 6, 2017
“There is no question that China is a vast outlier in the global trading system,” said Rob Atkinson on CNN.
March 27, 2017
“Most companies publish a privacy policy, which helps create a transparent and accountable mechanism for regulators to ensure companies are adhering to their stated policies,” said Daniel Castro in the Christian Science Monitor. “However, no such system exists for security practices, which has resulted in vague standards, regulation by buzzword, and information asymmetry in markets. By publishing security policies, companies would be motivated to describe the types of security measures they have in place rather than just make claims of ‘we take security seriously.’ This is a concrete step that policymakers can take to improve security practices in the private sector.”