America’s lack of global manufacturing competitiveness in this technology is not just a matter of comparative advantage, but is rather evidence of a risky overdependence that has come to shock U.S. supply chains.
Op-Eds, Blogs & Commentary
April 1, 2022
March 31, 2022
The Biden administration and its “Neo-Brandeisian” supporters in Congress are seeking to break up large tech companies, but national-security-minded advisers warn it would strengthen America’s biggest adversary, China. They're right, just as an earlier generation of national security advisers was right to warn the Eisenhower administration against breaking up AT&T.
March 30, 2022
While the new Federal IT Dashboard looks nice and delivers partly on the “premier user-centric site” self-designation through a clean and navigable user interface, the website fails to present the underlying data in a way that most users can interpret and ultimately falls short as a tool that different stakeholders can leverage to explore federal IT investments and initiatives.
March 28, 2022
Fact of the Week: Teleworking Options Are Expected to Remain Available After COVID-19 for 70 Percent of Workforces Employed in Knowledge-Intensive Services
Managers found that company productivity improved under a companywide teleworking policy, with the strongest ratings on productivity improvement made from managers of firms in “hybrid” models, where workers share time between the home and office.
March 26, 2022
Antitrust is the wrong tool to address content moderation—and weaponizing antitrust because of animus to certain companies is simply wrong.
March 25, 2022
Global leaders should look to the facts rather than finalizing the tentative IP waiver agreement. The end is (hopefully) in sight. The world has the tools it needs; it just needs to solve the actual problem. Global efforts and resources would be better spent improving distributional infrastructure than solving an IP-related problem that simply doesn’t exist.
March 24, 2022
When national governments take steps to help their own economies, they can end up helping other economies, too. Sometimes that result is a win-win. But all too often the result is beneficial for a nation’s direct competitors in the fierce race for global advantage in key, innovation-based industries.
March 22, 2022
The Technology Modernization Fund (TMF)—a working capital fund created by Congress to help bring federal government information technology (IT) systems into the modern age —is essential to leveraging technology investments to improve specific mission outcomes across the whole government.
March 21, 2022
Fact of the Week: In the First Year of the Pandemic, E-Commerce Leapt from 10.5 Percent of Retail Sales to 14.6 Percent
Prior to 2020, there were consistent, gradual increases in the share of retail purchases made online—an uptick of 0.49 percentage points each year from 1998 to 2019.
March 18, 2022
Today the neo-Brandeisians are trying to overthrow U.S. antitrust policy, as they decry big business, call everything a monopoly and work to break up big companies for the sine of being big