Reports & Briefings

For brief overviews of how key technologies work and why they matter, see ITIF’s “Technology Explainer Series.”

May 5, 2010
Draft legislation on consumer privacy offer many opportunities for improvement.
May 4, 2010
Open innovation is becoming an increasingly important form of innovation and requires new firm strategies.
April 30, 2010
Don't like Facebook's privacy policy? Then don't use it. But don't ask government to run Facebook.
April 30, 2010
Is the demand of American and European consumers for organic foods a good thing? In this WebMemo ITIF looks at the costs of the growing organic food trend.
April 30, 2010
The re-authorization of the America COMPETES Act will help foster innovation and American global competitiveness, but more can be done.
April 22, 2010
With increasing employment is the number one goal in Washington, policy makers should look to IT as a major source of long-term, high-paying jobs.
April 14, 2010
If self-service technology were more widely deployed, the economy would be approximately $130 billion larger annually.
March 15, 2010
ITIF reviews the evolution of the Internet economy into a transformational part of daily life and a trillion dollar engine of innovation.
March 8, 2010
ITIF outlines eight ideas to improve the U.S. innovation system.
March 3, 2010
ITIF identifies strengths and weaknesses of the open government initiative and recommends how to make more effective use of technology.