News Clips

June 18, 2020
The problem, Castro said, is determining how much to allow. “There’s so much gray area,” he said. “No matter where you draw that line, you’re going to have very dissatisfied consumers.”
June 17, 2020
Federal funding for R&D as a share of GDP is now below where it was in 1957, according to the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a think tank. In government funding for university research as a share of GDP, the US is 28th of 39 nations, and 12 of those nations invest more than twice the proportion the US does.
June 17, 2020
Starks gave his take on the topic in an interview with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a left-leaning think tank that pursues tech-related issues. While he is just one of five commissioners and the FCC has yet to consider the order in any official sense, his words have weight, as they indicate serious legal and procedural objections to it.“The executive order definitely gets one thing right, and that is that the president cannot instruct the FCC to do this or anything else,” he said. “We’re an independent agency.”
June 15, 2020
Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington-based think-tank, argues that China has already overtaken the US in some advanced industries and is investing heavily to achieve technological supremacy. “China is becoming more powerful technologically and can easily surpass the US if we do not act,” he says.
June 10, 2020
"The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation provided 16 steps that the U.S. could take to stimulate clean energy and manufacturing. Among their proposals is an Energy Technology Commercialization Foundation, modeled after similar foundations linked to the national parks and the National Institutes of Health, that would work closely with the U.S. Department of Energy to accelerate the deployment of clean energy technologies."
June 10, 2020
"This has been out there for a while, but Robert Atkinson’s views on what the US must do in terms of a post-Covid-19 industrial strategy to counter China’s rise are valuable. Atkinson provides useful statistics and insights to back up his arguments."
June 10, 2020
"'It is becoming clear that the absence of consistent national rules will delay getting this valuable technology into the hands of law enforcement, slowing down investigations and making communities less safe,' said Daniel Castro, vice president of the industry-backed Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, which has advocated for facial recognition providers."
June 6, 2020
“Does information technology (IT) solve problems and make our lives easier, allowing us to do more with less?,” asks the ITIF report. “Or does it introduce additional complexity to our lives, isolate us from each other, threaten privacy, destroy jobs, and generate an array of other harms?”
June 2, 2020
But the focus on revenue threatens to impose “crippling costs” on digital companies that have strong sales and low or nonexistent profits, said Joe Kennedy, senior fellow with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
June 2, 2020
“Commissioner Carr has broken with traditional Republican orthodoxy and put all his chips on team Trump,” said Doug Brake, a director at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

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