News Clips

July 12, 2021
The U.S. economy has been in a productivity depression for more than a decade, suffering from a historically unprecedented slowdown in labor productivity growth. The issue is finally getting attention, at least among some scholars and think tanks.
July 12, 2021
The executive order, which was packed with dozens of initiatives, looks critically at the technology industry and encourages regulators to home in on data and surveillance practices by tech giants, as my colleagues Jeff Stein, Aaron Gregg and I reported. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, CTIA, NetChoice, NCTA — the Internet & Television Association and TechNet criticized the order, with some calling it a dramatic government overreach.
July 12, 2021
“One of the many challenges with modern trade policy is figuring out how do you balance the various competing interests in a comprehensive deal with manufacturing, labor, agriculture, services, rules for the environment,” said Nigel Cory, associate director of trade policy at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a non-partisan think tank. “It’s a very challenging and complicated task, whereas with digital-trade-specific agreements it’s a little more straightforward.”
July 10, 2021
“It’s one of those things where the ideal policy kind of runs into Senate politics,” said Doug Brake, the director of broadband and spectrum policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
July 9, 2021
But the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a think tank funded in part by large tech companies, said the order is based on a "false premise" and most of it infringed on Congress' duty to legislate. 
July 9, 2021
“More than 50 other countries have national technology agencies that support specific industries and technologies,” stated ITIF President Robert D. Atkinson. 
July 8, 2021
The United States needs a more coherent national advanced technology strategy to develop policies to promote competition, growth and opportunity. Effectively crafting and implementing such a strategy requires the right kind of economic data. Better data collection can help identify weaknesses in U.S. competitiveness that policies can address, and it can help evaluate the effectiveness of those policies, according to a report published by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).
July 7, 2021
The silver lining to Biden’s decision to waive the patent protections on the vaccines is that it has energized voices from both sides of the political spectrum to criticize the decision and defend and proclaim the importance of I.P. Some Democrats joined Republicans in opposing the waiver, the Wall Street Journal editorial page skewered the decision, and the Washington Post editorial page — not exactly a voice of conservatism — said the move was not the way to help poor countries get the vaccine. They added that, “[i]t is also true that stripping away their intellectual property now could discourage future innovation.” And, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a center-left technology organization has a long report out why the decision is bad and the 10 actions that would be not only better, but more effective.
July 6, 2021
Addressing the Baltimore prohibition, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation reacted to the measure as ‘shockingly out of line with the current state of facial recognition technology and its growing adoption in many sectors of the economy’.
July 5, 2021
Nigel Cory, associate director of trade policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, told The Epoch Times that the undersea communication cable sector is an important front in an effort by the United States, Australia, and other liberal democracies to secure critical information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure against security threats from China and the Chinese Communist Party. 

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