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June 29, 2022

The Biden Administration’s IT Operating Plan is a Missed Opportunity to Implement a Defined, Overarching Federal IT Strategy

The Biden Administration’s IT operating plan illustrates important priorities for federal IT modernization, highlights much of the good work being done, and demonstrates the continued need for funding in this space. However, until Congress can point to a defined federal IT strategy and connect funding activities with that strategy, it will continue to demand OMB, GSA, and other federal agencies defend their IT spending.

June 27, 2022

Fact of the Week: Michigan Saw the Largest Growth in VC Investment of Any State Between 2016 and 2020

Michigan’s growth is indicative of a more general geographic dispersion of VC dollars.

June 27, 2022

The Meteoric Rise (and Fall) of Lina Khan

Lina Khan has championed a more aggressive, populist approach to antitrust enforcement, which would have posed real risks to innovation and economic growth. Yet, at her one-year anniversary as chair, the antitrust revival she promised appears to have fizzled.

June 24, 2022

Postmortem on a Pyrrhic Victory for IP Foes at the WTO

The WTO’s approval of a TRIPS waiver for IP related to COVID-19 vaccines is essentially a shotgun blast completely missing the broadside of a barn.

June 21, 2022

Fact of the Week: The Digital Economy Accounted for 9.6 Percent of GDP in 2019

The digital economy accounted for 9.6 percent of US GDP in 2019, or $2.05 trillion.

June 17, 2022

Withdrawal of Antitrust Guidance on SEP Enforcement Is Nothing to Cheer About

By withdrawing the 2019 statement in its entirety, SEP-holders have only the guidance provided by the FTC’s prior enforcement actions—which is to say they have no guidance at all.

June 17, 2022

Everything Old Is New Again: The Misleading Narrative About Concentration and Inflation

Not only is more aggressive antitrust enforcement likely to be ineffective at combatting inflation, some economists have argued that it may even make inflation worse.

June 17, 2022

No, America’s Drug Prices Aren’t Climbing Radically Out of Control

The United States uniquely leads the world in innovating new drugs and getting them to patients first while sustaining a globally competitive industry and over time making drugs affordable by incentivizing competition and creating generic pathways.

June 17, 2022

How Extended Reality Tools Can Improve Training for First Responders

The immersive nature of these technologies allows for a learn-by-doing approach to education, which can be particularly helpful for those professions which require individuals to be able to make quick judgment calls, where the difference between life and death is decided in a matter of seconds. Adopting XR-based training programs for first responders could provide them with safer, higher-quality training at a lower cost while driving up investment and innovation in the XR market.

June 17, 2022

Three Bills Show Remaining Divisions in Attempt to Reach a Compromise on Federal Data Privacy Legislation

Congress’ top priority as it seeks to pass comprehensive data privacy legislation should be striking the right balance between protecting consumer privacy without overly complicating compliance or restricting productivity and innovation.

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