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ITIF provides policy expertise to governments around the world, frequently testifying and filing public comments for official hearings, inquiries, and regulatory proceedings.

March 23, 2023

Comments to DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions Regarding the Foundation for Energy Security and Innovation (FESI)

FESI is an idea whose time has come. DOE drives action toward many of the United States’ most vital goals: a strong, secure economy; global leadership in science and technology; eliminating climate pollution at home and around the world, and much more. Congress seized an historic opportunity to accelerate progress toward these goals by authorizing DOE to establish and collaborate closely with FESI.

March 22, 2023

Comments to the DOE Office of Clean Energy Demonstration Regarding Demand-Side Support for Clean Energy Technologies

Demand-side support measures such as direct procurement, advanced market commitments, and guaranteed price floors can advance DOE’s mission by providing a predictable commercial market for clean energy technologies.

March 13, 2023

Comments to OMB Regarding Guidance for Grants and Agreements: Build America, Buy America Act

Rather than fixating on Build America Buy America Act (BABA) mandates at the expense of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program’s more central goals, Office of Management and Budget should adopt guidance that recognizes the unique situation of broadband components and allows BABA mandates adapted to provide waivers as necessary to connect Americans to high-speed broadband as soon as possible.

March 10, 2023

Feedback to the European Commission on 2030 Digital Decade Key Performance Indicators

The Center for Data Innovation submits feedback on the European Commission’s key performance indicators to measure the progress towards the Digital Decade Policy Programme 2030 digital targets. The feedback includes proposed changes on how to improve some of the KPIs.

March 8, 2023

Feedback to the European Commission on the Draft European Statistics on Population and Housing Regulation

The Center for Data Innovation submits feedback on the European Commission’s consultation and call for evidence regarding the regulation on European statistics on population and housing. The feedback lists four positive aspects of the proposed regulation and provides a suggestion to further improve the regulation’s efforts to address the data divide.

March 6, 2023

Comments to the NTIA Regarding Privacy, Equity, and Civil Rights

The federal government should consider the unintended consequences for the communities it aims to protect with privacy regulation.

March 6, 2023

Comments to the Attorney General of Australia Regarding Australia’s Copyright Enforcement Review

The world’s leading creative countries still have a long way to go before they can say they’ve significantly reduced digital piracy, but many are finally taking steps in the right direction toward this goal. Australia has adopted many of the best policies to better target copyright infringement, but there are a few missing that policymakers should consider.

March 3, 2023

Comments to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Regarding Technical Standard-Setting Processes

China and other countries with poor human rights records are trying to influence international standards mainly through the International Telecommunications Union. So, the Office of the High Commissioner should focus attention there to address the most problematic proposals for technical standards with clear and troubling human rights implications.

March 2, 2023

Comments to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada Regarding the Future of Competition Policy

The regulatory onslaught from Europe will not transpose well in Canada because of the latter’s idiosyncratic circumstances: a smaller market, fewer innovation capabilities, and a more commercially avoidable market.

March 1, 2023

Comments to the Commerce Department Regarding Implementation of the Regional Technology and Innovation Hub Program

As the think tank that first proposed the policy idea of a federal regional technology hub program, ITIF enthusiastically supports the program and is pleased to offer comments to help the Commerce Department implement it effectively.

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