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September 27, 2022

5G Can Play a Role in Reducing Environmental Harm

Even as greenhouse gas emissions keep increasing, solutions are emerging—some of the most promising of which stem from technological innovations, including burgeoning 5G.

September 26, 2022

Fact of the Week: The U.S. Hit its H-1B Visa Cap Just 5 Months into FY22

The United States received enough H-1B applications to meet the 85,000-application cap by the end of February 2022, just five months into the 2022 fiscal year.

September 26, 2022

Why We Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Spectrum Windfalls

Many attempts to increase the flexibility of wireless spectrum rights meet objections that the method of reallocation will result in a windfall for corporate license holders. Far from being objectionable, however, allowing windfalls in spectrum reallocation creates virtuous incentives.

September 26, 2022

Hydrogen Hubs Selection: Developing an Effective, Transparent, Fair, and Timely Process

The federal hydrogen hubs program will be perceived as a bellwether for U.S. clean energy innovation policy writ large. As such, its process for selecting winning proposals must not only be effective, but also fair, transparent, and timely.

September 26, 2022

Comments to the FTC on Updating the Endorsement Guides

Impactful revisions to the “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” should promote innovation, protect consumers, and capture how endorsement advertising has changed since 2009, with a focus on social media, consumer reviews, and advertising disclosures.

September 25, 2022

Cutting Red Tape From Procurement Processes and Expanding Access to New Contractors Will Accelerate Federal IT Modernization

The AGILE Procurement Act aims to improve how the federal government acquires technology by reducing red tape, expanding access to new contractors, and training acquisition staff. The bill offers a much-needed opportunity to accelerate federal IT modernization. Congress should ensure it gets to President Biden’s desk before the end of the year.

September 25, 2022

That NAICS Code Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

The Biden-Harris Economic Blueprint, released on September 9, perpetuates long-dispelled myths about industrial concentration.

September 23, 2022

Comments to the Federal Railroad Administration Regarding Train Crew Size Safety Requirements

The proposed rule, while written to suggest that it will enable rail innovation and the operation of less-than-two-person crews, will in fact likely stifle continued rail innovation and limit any expansion of one-person crews and the economic productivity that generates.

September 23, 2022

Congress Should Prioritize the Affordable Connectivity Program for Broadband Funding

The recent dramatic sea change in broadband funding must come with a shift in priorities as policymakers continue efforts to close the digital divide.

September 23, 2022

To Innovate, We Need To Build: Permitting Reform Is Innovation Policy

A major challenge to getting clean energy projects built is not technology, financing, or cost uncertainty, but regulatory and permitting hurdles. To fully leverage the once-in-a-generation federal climate spending that this Congress has succeeded in passing, federal permitting must be reformed to make it less onerous, time intensive and costly.

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