Information Technology and Innovation Foundation ( ITIF )


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About Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is a non-partisan research and educational institute – a think tank – whose mission is to formulate and promote public policies to advance technological innovation and productivity internationally, in Washington, and in the states. Recognizing the vital role of technology in ensuring prosperity, ITIF focuses on innovation, productivity, and digital economy issues.

Technological innovation, particularly in information technology, is at the heart of America’s growing economic prosperity. Crafting effective policies that boost innovation and encourage the widespread “digitization” of the economy is critical to ensuring robust economic growth and an improved standard of living. However, as in any new and changing situation, policymakers have varied awareness of what is needed and what will work. In some cases, legislators have responded to new and complex technology policy issues with solutions more suited for the old economy. And as the innovation economy has become increasingly important, opposition to it from special interests has grown. Finally, the excitement that the press, pundits and decision makers showed toward the information technology (IT) revolution in the 1990s has all too often been replaced with an attitude of “IT doesn’t matter.” It’s time to set the record straight that IT is still the key driver of productivity and innovation.

ITIF press release, blog etc

10/19/2018 - 06:47 U.S. Holds Advantage as Auto Industry Shifts to Autonomous Vehicles, New Report Shows
10/04/2018 - 08:26 Antitrust Policy Should Focus on Consumer Harms and Benefits, Not Vague Economic and Social Goals, New Report Advises
09/23/2018 - 20:38 ITIF Files FDA Citizen Petition to Prohibit Non-GMO Labels
09/05/2018 - 19:19 Social Media Platforms Have Right to Determine What Speech They Permit, ITIF Says
09/04/2018 - 19:47 Administrations Tariffs Would Harm U.S. Cloud Computing, New Report Shows
08/27/2018 - 13:41 99% of State Government Websites Fail At Least One Key Performance Test, New Report Finds
08/20/2018 - 15:35 To Counter Unfair Trade Barriers in Key Developing Countries, New Report Recommends U.S. Limit or Withdraw Their Preferential, Duty-Free Access to the U.S. Market
08/13/2018 - 15:24 New Report Offers Policy Recommendations to Improve Digital Manufacturing Adoption in the U.S.
07/30/2018 - 05:09 Dont Ban Paid Prioritization, New Report Argues; Allowing It Would Improve Broadband Performance Without Harming Openness
07/23/2018 - 00:57 Crafting Environmental Regulations In Ways That Spur Technological Innovation Can Positively Shift the Cost-Benefit Balance, New ITIF Report Shows
07/19/2018 - 01:51 ITIF Welcomes White House Order to Improve Workforce Training
07/18/2018 - 04:09 EU Android Decision is Misguided and Shortsighted, ITIF Says
07/11/2018 - 14:15 Stronger Privacy Regulations Do Not Spur Increased Internet Use, New ITIF Report Finds
07/05/2018 - 10:41 In Critique of Trump Tariff Wars, ITIF Calls for Strategic Trade Enforcement Against Mercantilists, Not Indiscriminate Tariffs on Allies
06/25/2018 - 22:13 ITIF Welcomes Energy & Water Appropriations Increase for Energy Innovation
06/25/2018 - 13:52 Carbon Tax Could Support Innovation and Economic Growth While Lowering Cost to Reduce Carbon Emissions, New ITIF Report Finds
06/20/2018 - 21:04 Supreme Court Ruling is Right Step Forward for Digital Economy, ITIF Says; Cautions Against State Efforts to Unduly Burden E-Commerce
06/17/2018 - 20:18 New Report Refutes Trumps Claim that USPS Should Raise Package Delivery Rates