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September 27, 2022

Businesses Race for U.S. Climate Incentives

The kinds of skills needed to oversee large-scale demonstration projects such as the ones the legislation will be funding are different than those needed to monitor research and development, which is what the Energy Department is more used to, said Hoyu Chong, a senior policy analyst at Washington, D.C., think tank Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. It is “hard to administer and staff up for such a big effort so quickly,” she said.

September 16, 2022

Biden to curb China more on tech

Semiconductor industry experts have expressed concerns over the government's intervention, saying that China is a critical market.

The US companies account for 47 percent of global revenue in the semiconductor industry, with China being a key market, according to Stephen Ezell, vice-president of global innovation policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation in Washington DC.

September 9, 2022

White House Calls For Clear Antitrust Rules For Big Tech

With the fate of legislative proposals to rein in Big Tech uncertain, the Biden White House used a listening session on "tech platform accountability" to push for reforms aimed at reining in the power of a handful of major technology platforms.

September 9, 2022

White House lists 6 ways to hold tech platforms accountable

Tech policy think tank ITIF issued a statement by Aurelien Portuese, director of ITIF’s Schumpeter Project for Competition Policy, criticizing the principles as "doing more harm than good."

September 8, 2022

IRS Edges Closer to 21st-Century Computing

Eric Egan, a policy fellow with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a research and educational think tank, says that what Latin is to English, COBOL is to most modern programming languages.

September 7, 2022

Online safety push marks major test for new U.K. prime minister

Kir Nuthi, senior policy analyst for the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation think tank, this week called on Truss to “salvage the bill through significant amendments like clarifying what harmful speech should actually be illegal, only requiring platforms to remove that content, and holding users, not platforms, liable for unlawful speech.”

September 6, 2022

‘Make the clean stuff cheaper’: Did the IRA kill the carbon tax?

“It looks good as a model,” said David Hart, a senior fellow at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation in Washington, D.C. “If you didn’t have politics, and you didn’t have emotions, and you didn’t have cultural biases in the activities impacted by these taxes, then it looks good on paper.”

September 6, 2022

Beijing's Plan to Control the World's Data: Out-Google Google

"Whatever the U.S. does will send a signal to other countries around the world as to how they should also define and apply national security in a digitalized world," says Nigel Corey, associate director of trade policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. "I'm concerned about an overreaction that fundamentally undermines the openness of the internet, which has so clearly benefited the US economy, and tech sector."

September 1, 2022

Dombrovskis, in call with Tai, outlines EU concerns over U.S. EV tax credits

France earlier this year adopted new conditions as part of its cybersecurity certification program that require companies to store and process data within the EU -- requirements that could violate the country’s and the EU’s WTO commitments, according to a May report by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.

August 26, 2022

Can the CHIPS Act Put the U.S. Back in the Game?

“The vulnerability to the U.S.—including to the U.S. military, as it is incredibly dependent upon advanced semiconductors—is just way too high,” said Robert Atkinson, founder and president of the science and technology policy think tank Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. “It was really, principally, a [national] defense move.”

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