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October 13, 2015
State government IT offices could save $11 billion collectively in the next five years, according to a new ITIF report, writes Government Technology.
October 13, 2015
Empowering IT to make change possible is especially challenging for states. The annual budget process is one obstacle that results in IT decisions that are "penny wise and pound foolish," said Rob Atkinson in InformationWeek.
October 13, 2015
“I feel like productivity is undervalued among CIOs,” said Rob Atkinson in StateScoop. “They’re thinking just about the tools, but the tools should be used for something.”
October 8, 2015
"What we've got to really do is get a new dialogue. This stuff works. At least parts of either side don't want to acknowledge that,” said Rob Atkinson in U.S. News & World Report.
October 8, 2015
Daniel Castro said absent any new laws, either in the United States or abroad, “companies are in the driver’s seat.” He said that if another country tried to require companies to retain an ability to decrypt communications, “I suspect many tech companies would try to pull out,” writes the Washington Post.
October 7, 2015
"The updated agreement should reflect the EU request that a national security exception is used only to the extent that it is strictly necessary and proportionate for a given incident," said Daniel Castro on CNBC.
October 7, 2015
"European citizens and policymakers are understandably concerned about privacy safeguards in U.S. law," said Daniel Castro in Investor’s Business Daily.
October 6, 2015
“Policymakers should finish the process of creating a Safe Harbor 2.0 with terms that give comfort to all parties,” said Daniel Castro in The Hill.
October 6, 2015
"Safe Harbor agreement has been the cornerstone of the transatlantic digital economy since before global companies like Facebook were founded,” said Daniel Castro in Agence France-Presse.
October 6, 2015
“It’s really hard to imagine anything that can be more disruptive to the digital economy than this,” said Daniel Castro in the Washington Post.

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Press Releases

October 22, 2015
So-called “dig once” policies can dramatically reduce the cost of deploying broadband Internet infrastructure by taking advantage of the opportunity to install new conduits whenever roads or sewers are under construction, says Doug Brake.
October 19, 2015
The Department of Transportation is trying to improve the safety and security of national airspace—which is a worthy goal—but the United States cannot rush into new rules that could have unintended consequences down the line.
October 19, 2015
ITIF released a new report outlining why Internet marketplace platforms do not need their own, special regulations to address potential competition, privacy, or employment concerns.
October 13, 2015
ITIF released a new analysis on why and how states should better harness IT to drive public-sector productivity and generate savings.
October 9, 2015
Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) spoke clearly at the Duke Law Forum on the Future of Video Competition and Regulation: The FCC should “hit the pause button” on regulating streaming video. This is a sound recommendation, says Doug Brake.
October 6, 2015
Policymakers in the United States and EU should work together swiftly to implement an interim agreement so that we do not shut down transatlantic digital commerce overnight, says Daniel Castro.
October 5, 2015
The BEPS project should not be an excuse for hidden tax increases, nor should it dramatically increase the cost of compliance, says Joe Kennedy.
October 5, 2015
As Congress begins to review this new framework, we implore lawmakers to remember the importance of having a high-standard agreement that sets the bar for all future global trade agreements.
October 2, 2015
Instead of nullifying the Safe Harbor, policymakers in the United States and EU should work together to make a number of much-needed privacy reforms, says Daniel Castro.
September 28, 2015
The single most important thing a nation can do to spur Internet access and adoption is eliminate taxes and tariffs on ICT goods and services.

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