Testimonies & Filings

February 28, 2017
In comments to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation argues that to advance the development of learning health systems, it should prioritize eliminating data poverty to increase the effectiveness of the systems as a whole and ensure that all communities can reap the benefits.
February 28, 2017
In comments to the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program (NITRD), ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation argues that the goals and strategies NITRD puts forth in its draft Smart Cities and Communities Federal Strategic Plan are worthwhile efforts to advance the development of smart cities in the United States.
January 30, 2017
ITIF welcomes the House Judiciary Committee’s proposal to modernize the Copyright Office by granting it with new authority over its technology and budget. An independent Copyright Office would be a more cost-effective one, able to deliver more convenience and better services to the public.
January 26, 2017
To evaluate the impact of increasing Chinese investments in the United States, U.S. policymakers must first understand that China is playing hardball to ensure its firms gain global market share at the expense of their competitors.
January 25, 2017
In comments to the Federal Trade Commission, ITIF commends the proposed amendment to the contact lens rule to require that prescribers obtain a signed acknowledgment after releasing a contact lens prescription to a patient, and maintain each such acknowledgment for period of not less than three years.
January 13, 2017
ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation filed comments with the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content, and Technology in the European Commission commending a recent paper that correctly identifies the reasons why wearables present a unique opportunity for Europe, and correctly highlights issues that need to be dealt with appropriately, such as standards and liability.
December 15, 2016
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation filed comments with the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking arguing that easy access to usable data plays a crucial role in informed policymaking, and it is encouraging to see the Commission working to increase the accessibility and usability of government data for this purpose.
November 23, 2016
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation has filed comments with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy explaining that data portability maximizes the utility of data by allowing data collected by one service to be reused in another, thereby enabling the development of valuable third-party services. In addition, data portability fosters competition by reducing switching costs and avoiding vendor lock-in.
November 21, 2016
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation submitted comments to the NHTSA on it's proposed “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy” which is intended to advance the development of autonomous vehicles.
October 11, 2016
ITIF applauds the intention of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule on international entrepreneurs, but as currently written, the rule could be applied to individuals and companies that would have negligible impact on U.S. job growth, innovation, and productivity.