News Clips

September 28, 2021
“The headline is that this is a historic investment—a once in a generation investment—in our broadband networks,” said Doug Brake, director of broadband and spectrum policy at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a think tank. (The foundation lists a trade association for broadband companies, and broadband providers themselves, as donors.)
September 28, 2021
Paiva recognized that women represented around 12% of all US patent holders in 2019 (inductees must hold patents). Black, Asian, Hispanic and Indigenous inventors make up a combined 8% of patent holders, according to a 2016 study from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
September 27, 2021
And research by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) has focused on the potential of developing floating offshore wind farms. The technology is similar to that used to support deep-water oil-drilling platforms.
September 23, 2021
Several tech trade groups in Washington said the industry does not want the European approach to digital regulation to be adopted in the United States."The risk is that the European side will press the United States to harmonize its regulations with the EU by taking a precautionary approach... which would skewer America's leading tech companies," said Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a tech think tank based in Washington. "We shouldn't do that, nor do we need to. Our interests are broadly aligned and compatible, particularly when it comes to China," Atkinson said. 
September 23, 2021
However, numerous tech experts, civil libertarians, and others say that it’s impossible to build a backdoor that can’t be exploited by hackers. They also say that by banning encryption, the United States would be following in the footsteps of authoritarian countries such as China, which recently blocked Signal. “It is important to understand that any kind of back door (or front door) access for the ‘good guys’ can also be exploited by the ‘bad guys,’” the pro-industry Information Technology & Innovation Foundation stated in a July 2020 report, in the midst of the Apple-Barr controversy. “For example, key escrow systems would introduce new attack vectors that could allow attackers to gain access to encrypted information, such as by compromising the system that maintains copies of the keys.”
September 23, 2021
David Hart, a senior fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and professor of public policy at George Mason University, concurred with Zuber's assessment, saying, "The main thing is you've got to have is some kind of dispatchable power, whether it's storage, whether it's, you know, natural gas with carbon capture, or whether it's nuclear." "That's the hole that we'd have to fill out without emissions," Hart said, but he qualified that it's still unclear whether fusion will be up to the task. "The inventors are always going to be, you know, super enthusiastic about their widget, and they should be," he said. "You want them to be working all night trying to make it work, but that doesn't mean every single one of them is going to succeed. Take them with a grain of salt."
September 23, 2021
“It’s still a long-term priority goal that we obviously thus far haven’t seen the Biden administration or Congress put much emphasis on,” said Nigel Cory, an associate director covering trade policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
September 22, 2021
According to a 2021 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers cited by Booth, teamwork and communication skills are among the top skills employers are searching for. While demand for these skills grows, research from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation suggests that VR’s potential for immersive learning may prove useful in closing achievement gaps in K-12 schools.
September 20, 2021
But for other governments, relations with China have deteriorated to the extent that its admission borders on the inconceivable. “Countering China’s political, economic, and cyber influence is the animating motivation at the heart of many Australian and Japanese policies. The strategic calculus about China is solidifying in both countries,” says Nigel Cory, a trade expert at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation in Washington, dc, and a former Australian diplomat.  
September 20, 2021
Contrary to the prevailing narrative that job insecurity is on the rise due to new “industry 4.0” technologies, jobs across the U.S. economy are more secure now than at any point in the past two decades, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the think tank for science and technology policy.

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