ITIF found that while states’ unemployment websites generally perform well when viewed using desktop platforms, 56 percent of websites failed speed tests on mobile devices, State Scoop reports.
April 9, 2020
Politico’s Morning Tech Newsletter reported on the Senate's 'paper hearing,’ “Congress has had years to develop the capacity for live virtual hearings.” said ITIF’s Daniel Castro. “The worst part is that this is a hearing about big data and tech, and holding this hearing on paper smacks of Luddism,” he tells Politico, referring to the 19th century movement against then-emerging technologies.
April 8, 2020
"This should be a wakeup call in Congress," ITIF's Rob Atkinson tells Axios. "We have been relying on the private sector to do this but a lot of these problems can only be solved by public-private partnership."
April 7, 2020
"ITIF's new report says governments should invest in universal broadband, robotics, and mobile payments to make sure they're prepared for future pandemics," Protocol reports in their daily newsletter.
April 6, 2020
ITIF's report on state government websites found that almost all lacked essential criteria, including page-load speed, mobile friendliness, security, and accessibility, Fast Company Reports.
April 2, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic highlights the increased need for governments to prioritize the modernization of IT. “This should be a huge wakeup call to government,” Daniel Castro tells Governing.
March 29, 2020
AP News writes about digital-services job growth in Indianapolis, citing ITIF and Brookings tech hubs report.
March 25, 2020
"The U.S. encourages a diversity of secure vendors that are viable innovators. It hints at virtualization and open interfaces, but a more concrete plan or proposal is needed,” ITIF's Broadband Director, Doug Brake tells NextGov.
March 23, 2020
"The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation proposes expanding participation criteria, turning it into a flexible voucher system where households are given subsidies for a minimum of two services," Protocol reports.
March 19, 2020
Facebook, Google Discuss Sharing Smartphone Data With Government to Fight Coronavirus, but There are Risks
“Focusing on only privacy while ignoring public health would be a mistake," Daniel Castro tells CNBC. "South Korea and Israel have already begun initiatives...if the United States pursues this as well, it can show other countries how to do so while protecting American values and civil liberties.”