News Clips

May 1, 2020
"I'm sure that if they do a good job on [content moderation] … it would certainly make their life easier in Washington vis-a-vis the 'China issue,'" Atkinson told Protocol.
April 27, 2020
The FCC’s Ligado decision “will set a disastrous precedent while impeding ongoing work on spectrum sharing,” Doug Brake tells Defense One.
April 23, 2020
Trump's immigration order could impact some companies who are trying to bring workers outside the United States into the country on green cards, ITIF's Rob Atkinson tells the Washington Post. “It’s not the worst thing that could happen, but it's not a helpful thing either,” he adds. 
April 22, 2020
If patient advocates push too hard to force the equivalent of open sourcing in medical research, it could discourage drugmakers from investing in new vaccines or treatments, ITIF's Stephen Ezell tells Bloomberg Law. 
April 22, 2020
“The administration in my view is using the pandemic as an excuse … to expand their anti-immigrant policies,” ITIF's Rob Atkinson tells Politico.
April 15, 2020
"The government is not set up to function in an isolation economy, and it's frankly a tragedy," Rob Atkinson tells ABC News. "If the government had similar technological capabilities, we'd be in a different position," he adds.
April 15, 2020
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.

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