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

06/11/2018 - 15:43 Marking the End of Title II Rules, ITIF Calls for Bipartisan Net Neutrality Legislation
06/11/2018 - 15:10 New Report Charts Path Forward for ICT Policy Cooperation Between U.S., EU, and Canada
06/04/2018 - 07:31 Business Investment in R&D Lagging, New Report Finds; Leading Think Tank Calls for More Robust Federal Support
05/21/2018 - 17:14 New Report Proposes Policy Framework to Create Accountability in Use of Algorithms
05/17/2018 - 13:28 Global Think Tank Alliance Convenes in Milan to Chart Path Forward for Trade Liberalization, Innovation, and Global Prosperity
05/16/2018 - 15:17 Following Senate CRA Vote, ITIF Calls for Bipartisan Net Neutrality Legislation
05/16/2018 - 10:38 Energy Departments Manufacturing USA Initiative Drives Energy Innovation, But New Report Highlights Need for Stable Funding
05/11/2018 - 13:38 ITIF Welcomes Administration Efforts to Level the Global Playing Field for U.S. Life Sciences
05/07/2018 - 06:26 Leading Think Tank Proposes Bipartisan Net Neutrality Legislation
05/04/2018 - 09:32 BLS Data Highlights Key Role of Big Businesses in Job Creation
04/24/2018 - 13:42 New Report Showcases the Role of Intellectual Property in Solving Global Health Challenges
04/23/2018 - 14:38 Senate Appropriations Bill Would Sustain Funding for Clean Energy Innovation, Says Leading Science and Tech Policy Think Tank
04/23/2018 - 09:57 Severe Budget Cuts Threaten Energy Innovation Programs, New Report Shows; Calls on Congress to Maintain Funding Commitment
04/10/2018 - 08:14 ITIF on Zuckerberg Testimony: Facebook is Not the Problem, But It Can Be Part of the Solution
04/06/2018 - 08:11 New Today: Debunking the Myth that Small Business Drives Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Social Progress
04/02/2018 - 21:31 ITIF Cautions USTR Against Tariffs on Chinese Producer Goods
03/26/2018 - 08:51 Competitors Challenging US Lead in Life Sciences, New Report Finds; Leading Think Tank Proposes Robust Federal Response
03/26/2018 - 06:16 Europe Faces Competitive Disadvantage in Artificial Intelligence Unless EU Reforms Data Protection Regulation, New Report Finds