News Clips

November 9, 2021
Federal agencies must comply with the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002. Daniel Castro, vice-president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington, DC, think tank, stated that federal agencies already have to meet specific information security standards under the Federal Information Security Management Act.
November 8, 2021
But a study this summer by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that 20 federal agencies said they use facial recognition systems, with six law enforcement agencies reporting that the technology helped identify people suspected of lawbreaking during civil unrest. And the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a trade group that represents technology companies, took issue with the proposed European ban, saying it would undermine efforts by law enforcement to “effectively respond to crime and terrorism.”
November 8, 2021
The idea that dominant chip makers — who are overwhelmingly foreign — face a near-certain obstacle has become a beacon of hope for Chinese firms, which analysts say lag at least one to two wafer generations behind their competitors. For example, research conducted by the U.S.-based think tank Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) suggests that, in logic chips, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), China's largest chipmaker, manages scale production at the 14nm level, whereas South Korean Samsung and Taiwan-based TSMC are able to accomplish 5nm. On the memory chip side, U.S.-based Micron and Samsung lead with 10nm wafers, while China's best, Changxin Memory Technologies, only manages 19nm.
November 4, 2021
Using advances in genetic sequencing and artificial intelligence, a dozen or more companies are working on blood tests, sometimes called liquid biopsies, that can pick up cancer signals circulating in minuscule concentrations in the bloodstream. The demand for these tests, if they end up being useful, is enormous. According to estimates by the nonprofit think tank Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the potential market for this kind of cancer-detection technology is worth more than $6 billion and is expected to almost triple in value by 2025.
November 4, 2021
Under the Federal Information Security Management Act, enacted in 2002, federal agencies are already required to meet a set of information-security standards, said Daniel Castro, vice president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, D.C., think tank.“It’s a bit shocking that this is even a directive,” Mr. Castro said about Wednesday’s announcement. “It’s literally telling the federal government’s cybersecurity staff that they should patch IT systems with known vulnerabilities,” he said. “Of course they should.”
November 4, 2021
Using advances in genetic sequencing and artificial intelligence, a dozen or more companies are working on blood tests, sometimes called liquid biopsies, that can pick up cancer signals circulating in minuscule concentrations in the bloodstream. The demand for these tests, if they end up being useful, is enormous. According to estimates by the nonprofit think tank Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the potential market for this kind of cancer-detection technology is worth more than $6 billion and is expected to almost triple in value by 2025.
November 3, 2021
National Development is the online magazine that Alexander Hamilton might have written for if web zines had existed in 1787. The magazine, which debuted on Sept. 17, is devoted to what Hamilton, the first secretary of the Treasury, fought for: a strong national government that guides and helps the development of a productive, more self-sufficient economy.I recently interviewed the three founders of National Development to find out where they think the United States is now and where it needs to go next. All three — Robert Atkinson, Marshall Auerback and Michael Lind — see what they represent as a movement that cuts across party lines. They like a lot of what Donald Trump did on trade, while also liking a lot of the industrial policy in President Biden’s Build Back Better program.
November 3, 2021
The humble and determined blonde engineer provided "munition" to people pushing for reforms, but her revelations are not really "irrefutable and undeniable evidence that would call everything into question," analyzes Daniel Castro, a specialist in digital platforms."Is she a real whistleblower? I would say no. But I think she is a very effective activist," summarizes the vice-president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation think tank, partly funded by major technology companies.
November 2, 2021
If Dominion runs into challenges executing the plan, it could have a stronger ally in Youngkin, said David Hart, a senior fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a science and tech policy think tank. He noted Democrats would be more likely than Republicans to keep the pressure up on the utilities.“It’s pretty ambitious,” Hart said of the Clean Economy Act. “It’s easy in the beginning because the numbers are low, but as delays set in, sometimes they may want to revise it.”
November 1, 2021
“This was trade protectionist policy masquerading as climate policy and a number of countries promised to put reciprocating tariffs on European products as result, setting up a dangerous precedent that could poison the well on global climate negotiations,” said Stefan Koester, a senior policy analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

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