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February 2, 2016
The Commercial UAS Modernization Act takes a number of important steps to promote the integration of commercial drone operations into U.S. airspace while continuing to protect the public.
February 1, 2016
While we are encouraged by the progress made to date, we are disappointed that U.S. and European negotiators did not reach an agreement on a new Safe Harbor framework by the January 31 deadline.
February 1, 2016
For the second consecutive year, ITIF has been named the top science and technology think tank in the United States, and number two in the world.
February 1, 2016
The U.S. is relying too much on monetary policy to spur economic growth and not focusing enough on needed investments in foundational assets that drive productivity and increase wages.
January 20, 2016
European countries captured eight of the top 10 slots in a new global ranking of how countries’ domestic policies support worldwide innovation.

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May 16, 2016
“Without a clearly articulated goal of transforming traditional infrastructure into digital infrastructure and the right policies to make it happen, this much-needed transition will continue to lag,” said Rob Atkinson in the Wall Street Journal.
May 16, 2016
“Most existing infrastructure will need to be hybridized, by integrating digital features, while some new infrastructure will be purely digital. But make no mistake: The country’s future growth prospects will hinge in no small part on whether it successfully transforms our infrastructure systems,” said Rob Atkinson in POLITICO.
May 6, 2016
Productivity and employment "were never coupled, any more than the divorce rate in Maine and the consumption of margarine (two variables that have moved together),” said Rob Atkinson in Bloomberg View.
May 4, 2016
Fast Company writes that a new report from ITIF says our widespread aversion to government intervention is exactly why the U.S. and many developed countries, like Japan and Korea, are in a productivity rut today—and have been since the Great Recession.
April 28, 2016
“While America is still the world leader, other nations are gaining on us, so the U.S. cannot afford to rest on its laurels,” said Stephen Ezell in the Wall Street Journal. “It is important for policymakers to build on efforts the Obama administration has undertaken to ensure the U.S. does not get out paced.”

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