The $2.2 trillion economic aid package that Congress passed last week in response to the COVID-19 pandemic includes $370 billion for small business loans, but SBA regulations will exclude some small venture- and angel-capital-backed firms from accessing these funds. This will lead to more than 1 million job losses unless the Trump administration waives the rule.
March 31, 2020
ITIF Estimates SBA Rule Could Cost More Than 1 Million U.S. Jobs by Excluding Venture-Backed Firms From Economic Aid
March 30, 2020
New Report Urges Congress to Ignore White House Budget Request for Key Energy Programs and Press for More Innovation
The Trump administration has proposed slashing federal investments in energy RD&D by $3.2 billion, but Congress should ignore that proposal and allocate more funding to elevate clean energy innovation as a national priority.
March 10, 2020
WASHINGTON—Following the European Commission’s unveiling of a “New Industrial Strategy for Europ
March 10, 2020
ITIF Urges California Lawmakers to Improve Oversight and Accountability for Facial Recognition Technology, Not Halt It
The benefits of facial recognition technology far outweigh the potential risk that law enforcement will misuse it.
February 24, 2020
There is no single, easy solution to the ongoing scourge of digital content piracy on the Internet. But voluntary agreements between copyright holders and payment processors, advertising networks, domain name registrars, search engines, and other stakeholders can serve as an important complement to legislative and other efforts by governments.
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
May 3, 2020
“Some countries, especially in Europe, are likely to look to digital firms for revenue,” Joe Kennedy tells Bloomberg.
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.
April 27, 2020
The FCC’s Ligado decision “will set a disastrous precedent while impeding ongoing work on spectrum sharing,” Doug Brake tells Defense One.