News Clips

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.
May 19, 2020
Doug Brake discusses the benefits a "virtualized approach" to 5G strategy on a Marketplace Tech podcast. 
May 15, 2020
"ITIF's Robert D. Atkinson suggested raising the ASC rate to at least 25 percent," Forbes reports. "Atkinson's report calculated that expanding the R&D tax credit would pay for itself from the additional revenue growth in 15 years."
May 11, 2020
State unemployment websites  struggle when it comes to compatibility on smartphones. In ITIF's state unemployment study, 86% of state unemployment websites failed at least one benchmark for the speed or user-friendliness of its mobile site, Huffpost reports. 
May 10, 2020
Companies that hadn’t invested in more efficient plants will struggle to keep operating them profitably while demand is much lower. “Manufacturing is becoming a stagnant sector,” Rob Atkinson tells the Wall Street Journal. 
May 6, 2020
“Opposition leads to smaller markets, which in turn reduces investment by innovators,” Rob Atkinson tells Entrepreneur. 
May 4, 2020
In a story about 5G and Huawei during the coronavirus pandemic, ZDNet cites ITIF's National 5G Strategy: "The challenge posed by an ascendant, increasingly global juggernaut championed and backed by our primary geopolitical rival -- Huawei -- is real, if at times overstated."
May 3, 2020
“Some countries, especially in Europe, are likely to look to digital firms for revenue,” Joe Kennedy tells Bloomberg. “The temptation to ignore international rules about the allocation of taxable income to countries will likely increase,” he adds.
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.