Information Technology and Innovation Foundation ( ITIF )


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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

12/06/2017 - 13:38 How to Make America Competitive Again: New Report Outlines Policy Framework to Develop a National Strategy
12/06/2017 - 09:28 How to Make America Competitive Again
12/05/2017 - 10:07 U.S. Data Innovation Day 2017: Smarter Government, Smarter Communities
11/28/2017 - 07:03 New Report Shows R&D-Intensive Tech Startups Grew 47 Percent Last Decade, Making Outsized Contribution to Economic Growth
11/28/2017 - 04:48 The State of Technology-Based Startups in the U.S. Economy
11/27/2017 - 08:44 Federal Websites Show Little Improvement Year Over Year, New Report Finds; One-Third Fail At Least One Important Security Test
11/21/2017 - 10:05 ITIF Cheers FCCs Return to Light-Touch Broadband Regulation
11/15/2017 - 12:59 White House Decision to Increase Transparency of Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Process Is Exactly the Right Policy, Says ITIF
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11/06/2017 - 04:41 Which States Lead in the New Economy, and Which are Falling Behind? New Edition of Long-Running Index Reveals Clear Patterns, Proposes Winning Policy Formula for Economic Development
10/16/2017 - 10:17 Supreme Court Decision to Hear U.S. v. Microsoft Creates Narrow Window For Much Needed Congressional Action
10/16/2017 - 10:15 To Safeguard U.S. Commercial Assets From Foreign Agents, ITIF Calls for a New Public-Private Partnership to Coordinate Counterintelligence Efforts With Industry
10/12/2017 - 07:05 Opt-In Requirements: The Hidden Red Tape of Privacy Laws
09/27/2017 - 18:56 Billions in Growth Possible if Developing Countries Eliminate ICT Tariffs and Join the Information Technology Agreement, New ITIF Economic Analysis Finds
09/25/2017 - 15:49 White House Initiative on Computer Science Education Is Good Policy, Long Overdue, Says ITIF
09/25/2017 - 03:47 Replacing Physical Labels With E-Labels on ICT Products Would Spur Innovation and Trade, ITIF Analysis Finds; New Report Recommends International Best Practices for Policymakers
08/14/2017 - 13:48 Pushing Back on Unfair Chinese Trade Practices Is Critical Not Just to Protect U.S. Interests, but Also to Defend the Integrity of the Global Trading System, Says ITIF
08/02/2017 - 15:09 ITIF Welcomes Firm Stand Against Chinese Innovation Mercantilism