Joshua New

Joshua New
Senior Policy Analyst
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation

Joshua New is a policy analyst at ITIF's Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, New graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (communication, legal institutions, economics, and government) and public communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life.

Recent Publications

May 21, 2018

Instead of overregulating, governments should adopt a policy framework based on the principle of “algorithmic accountability” to promote innovation while holding human operators responsible for harmful outcomes.

April 18, 2018

As the Center for Data Innovation’s Joshua New writes for Morning Consult, mostly lost in the din of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimonies was any consideration for the fact that Facebook data serves the broader public interest by providing a valuable resource for scientific research.

April 3, 2018

The federal government can make key reforms that could better leverage the Internet of Things, ITIF’s Josh New writes for FedTech.

October 30, 2017

While local governments can and should manage much of the evolution to “smart cities,” national governments have an important role to play as well in accelerating and coordinating their development. Indeed, the long-term success of smart cities will likely depend on whether national governments support their development.

July 31, 2017

While data-driven innovation is a global phenomenon, some regions are better poised to enjoy the resulting benefits because they have invested in and supported the conditions necessary to succeed in the data economy. This is also true within the United States.

May 15, 2017

To unlock the benefits of data-driven innovation, policymakers should support publishing data the government already collects, collecting more data that can be put to valuable use, and encouraging industries to make better use of data.

February 21, 2017

The White House recently deleted all of the data on its open data portal, which served as a public clearinghouse for data on everything from federal budgets to climate change initiatives, writes Josh New in The Hill.

December 12, 2016

While the U.S. federal government has undertaken an array of important activities to support the development of the Internet of Things in the private sector, these efforts are mostly uncoordinated and the government lacks a strategic vision.

November 15, 2016

While most Americans are empowered by data and technology in many aspects of their lives, U.S. schools are largely failing to use data to transform and improve education.

October 10, 2016

Artificial intelligence is generating substantial benefits in many sectors of the economy and society. Policymakers should take this to heart as they evaluate how to spur further development and adoption of the technology.

September 1, 2016

Policymakers should take action to ensure that the public and policymakers alike can better understand data on sexual assault, writes Joshua New in Ms. Magazine.

July 25, 2016

There are many opportunities for federal agencies to use the Internet of Things, but adoption is low and will remain so unless important changes are made to encourage adoption across the federal government.

Recent Events and Presentations

May 22, 2018

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a presentation of its new report and a panel discussion on how policymakers can hold algorithms accountable while accelerating adoption of AI.

November 15, 2016

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a discussion on a forthcoming report examining how the United States can build a data-driven education system, the benefits of a data-driven approach, and how to overcome the considerable challenges these innovations face.

October 6, 2016

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation and Rise, a civil rights nonprofit leading federal and state state efforts to implement legislation to protect the rights of sexual assault survivors, for a panel discussion on how policymakers and law enforcement can develop data-driven policies and practices to help in the fight against sexual assault and improve the lives of survivors.

May 24, 2016

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion exploring the impact of open legislative data on the public and private sectors and identifying opportunities for both federal and state governments to better provide this data to unlock social and economic benefits.

April 14, 2016

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation and the Data Coalition for a panel discussion about the future of open government data in the United States.

February 12, 2016

In fields ranging from genomics to quantum physics, researchers are increasingly using data-intensive computing to generate new insights and discoveries.

January 21, 2016

From sensor-laden assembly lines that reduce downtime and improve quality control to factory floors networked to automatically respond to environmental conditions in real time, the Internet of Thin

December 16, 2015

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion and release of a new report examining why a comprehensive national strategy that addresses the numerous obstacles facing the Internet of Things is necessary to ensure the United States can successfully secure the benefits of this promising technology.

November 17, 2015

Using software to solve complex problems by analyzing data—known as algorithmic decision-making—offers incredible potential for the public and private sectors to operate more effectively, efficient

July 23, 2015

On July 23, 2015, the Center for Data Innovation and Health IT Now convened a panel of experts in the field of genomics to explore the policy recommendations in the new white paper, “

March 12, 2015

Josh New spoke on how cloud computing and open data converge to deliver value and improve government services.