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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.
June 1, 2020
“Pai is willing to get himself on the hot seat,” said Doug Brake, telecom policy director for the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington-based policy group that works to accelerate innovation.
May 31, 2020
The growing tension with China “has moved the dynamic toward accepting a national industrial strategy,” said Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, an industry think tank.
May 21, 2020
"The state AGs are loaded for bear and want to come out with the guns blazing," Rob Atkinson tells S&P Global.

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