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October 6, 2020
They also have received "relatively little attention from Congress, and are the most challenging sectors to decarbonize," said Colin Cunliff of the nonprofit Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, in reference to industry and liquid fuels.
October 2, 2020
Technology alone is not enough, Daniel Castro, vice president at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), told TechNewsWorld. "To prevent a future Snowden, arguably the answer is 'don't lie to the American people', not tighter security, Castro said. "If we don't trust the people working at these levels of government, we have much more than a technical problem. The technology is in place to mitigate the size of a potential breach, but it cannot stop one from happening."
September 30, 2020
The lack of diversity among inventors is at crisis levels. The evidence is consistent and damning. For example, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation reporting that “women represent just 12 percent of U.S. innovators” and that U.S.-born minorities represent just 8% of U.S. innovators.
September 30, 2020
A recently released report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation argues that although there is no easy solution to the ongoing scourge of digital content piracy on the internet, we need voluntary agreements between copyright holders and payment processors, advertising networks, domain name registrars, search engines, and other stakeholders to serve as an important complement to legislative and other efforts by governments.
September 29, 2020
The 40-page report compares both presidential candidates on 10 specific issue areas: innovation and research and development; internet and digital economy; broadband and telecommunications; education and skills; taxes; regulation; trade; advanced manufacturing; life science and biotechnology and clean energy innovation. The reports’ authors, led by ITIF President Robert Atkinson, found major differences on many of those core issues, chief among them the federal government’s role facilitating technology and innovation policy. 
September 28, 2020
Whatever turn American protectionism takes, it will remain squarely focused on China. “Trump did wake us up on the China issue,” added Rob Atkinson, who heads the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a think tank close to the U.S. technology industry. “He made it clear that we have to get tough with China.”
September 28, 2020
Doug Brake, director of broadband and spectrum policy at the nonpartisan public policy think tank Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, also lists Clyburn and Rosenworcel among the top contenders to get the nomination in a Biden administration. "It kind of seems to me…if Clyburn wants it, she could probably have it," he said. "But it's not obvious that she wants it. I feel like that's kind of the more important question."
September 28, 2020
Doug Brake, director of broadband and spectrum policy at the nonpartisan public policy think tank Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, said in an interview that if Trump is reelected, he thinks Pai could stay on as chair if he wanted to, but noted that it is "not uncommon to have two different chairmanships" under the same presidential administration.
September 28, 2020
Joe Biden has laid out a more concrete tech agenda whereas President Trump has focused on tax cuts and deregulation while criticizing tech firms for anti-conservative bias. That's according to a side-by-side analysis of the two candidates' tech records by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation shared exclusively with Axios.
September 27, 2020
Not everyone agrees that market concentration has been bad, including adherents of the free-market Chicago School that has greatly influenced the thinking around antitrust regulations over the past generation. One is Joe Kennedy, a senior fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank. He said a key question is whether firms have the ability to raise prices above what they otherwise would if the market were not highly concentrated.

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