Articles, Op-Eds, & Blogs

January 12, 2010
The debate over whole-body imaging for airport screening should focus on the merits of the technology, rather than privacy fears based on speculation and worst-case scenarios.
January 6, 2010
Piracy hurts the economy. Stopping piracy is important for creating American jobs.
December 31, 2009
The digital information revolution is not likely to produce a world that looks significantly different than the world of the recent past.
December 1, 2009
An op-ed in Federal Computer Weekly discussing the problems with relying on professional certification to improve the security outlook of government agencies.
November 15, 2009
Rob Atkinson describes how better data needs to be available on America's colleges and universities.
October 26, 2009
In this video blog Rob Atkinson explores the debate over online behavioral targeting.
September 24, 2009
Privacy controls need to be built into systems like the smart grid, but they are not serious barriers to implementation.
August 18, 2009
Richard Bennett explains how some complaints about the National Broadband Plan process amount to "working the refs."
August 17, 2009
The U.S. is at risk of losing its global competitive advantage and with it faster per-capita income growth.
August 7, 2009
While several countries in Europe have higher broadband penetration than the United States, recent claims by the European Commission that the EU leads the world in broadband are unsubstantiated