News Clips

October 18, 2020
While the report recognizes both China and Russia as strategic competitors, the biggest challenge to maintaining American leadership in the science and technology field “definitely comes from China,” according to Rob Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a U.S. think tank.
October 15, 2020
“There is real opportunity for the FCC to be leaning on the E-rate program right now,” said Doug Brake, director of broadband and spectrum policy at ITIF, during the panel discussion following Rosenworcel. “There is a good size pot of money that could be getting into the hands of teachers,” he said, adding “it’s shameful we’re not doing more to address that.”
October 15, 2020
The rapid growth of the battery storage sector has been driven predominantly by the electric vehicle industry, according to David Hart, professor and director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. The expansion of the EV industry over the last half decade, and the experience and scale of production that came with that, has played a significant role in driving down the unit cost of batteries, Hart said.
October 14, 2020
Daniel Castro, ITIF vice president and director of the foundation’s Center for Data Innovation, said disinformation also has repeatedly appeared at the local and state level. He referenced Colorado, where legitimate pictures of blue and red ballots were misrepresented this summer, causing people to question whether they should vote by mail when the state has had mail-in-ballots for some time.
October 9, 2020
ITIF y TicTac analizaron 42 sitios web del gobierno colombiano, utilizando herramientas disponibles públicamente para probar sus velocidades de carga de páginas para navegadores de escritorio y móviles, la compatibilidad móvil de sus diseños, sus estándares de seguridad y su accesibilidad para personas con discapacidades. 
October 9, 2020
Many economists say the rules will hurt the U.S. and help its foreign competitors. Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank, said he has started to see recruitment billboards placed by Canadians in Silicon Valley.
October 8, 2020
Startup success is important for Central Florida, as those firms can add local jobs and create economic impact as they scale. Tech companies, in particular, have profound economic effects in the U.S. They make up fewer than 4% of businesses, but produce more than half of the nation's research and development jobs, and roughly 8% of wages, a study by the Washington D.C.-based Information Technology and Innovation Foundation showed.
October 8, 2020
Recent estimates from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation found if the federal government adopted legislation mirroring the CCPA, it “could cost the U.S. economy approximately $122 billion” and would cost U.S. businesses “up to $18 billion annually in compliance costs.”
October 8, 2020
Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a nonpartisan group that focuses on the intersection of innovation and public policy, agrees. "It's clear the Republicans are going to make some compromises and that they do see that there are some challenges and they're going to go part way towards a compromise," he said. "So if I were to guess what's going to happen, there will be some modest reforms. There could be, and hopefully will be, more money for antitrust enforcers to do a better job," he added.
October 8, 2020
Access to a larger pool of skilled tech workers has helped U.S. firms drive innovation and growth, said Rob Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. The board of the Washington-based tech policy think tank includes representatives from Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp. and other large tech firms. “Trump to me is taking a sledgehammer to an issue that needs a scalpel,” he said.

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