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

10/16/2017 - 11:17 Supreme Court Decision to Hear U.S. v. Microsoft Creates Narrow Window For Much Needed Congressional Action
10/16/2017 - 11:15 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 - 08:05 Opt-In Requirements: The Hidden Red Tape of Privacy Laws
09/27/2017 - 19:56 Billions in Growth Possible if Developing Countries Eliminate ICT Tariffs and Join the Information Technology Agreement, New ITIF Economic Analysis Finds
09/25/2017 - 16:49 White House Initiative on Computer Science Education Is Good Policy, Long Overdue, Says ITIF
09/25/2017 - 04:47 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 - 14:48 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 - 16:09 ITIF Welcomes Firm Stand Against Chinese Innovation Mercantilism
08/01/2017 - 13:25 AIRWAVES Act Welcome Step, Keeps Spectrum Pipeline Flowing
07/31/2017 - 04:33 Which States Are Best Positioned to Excel in the Data-Driven Economy? Comprehensive Analysis and Ranking by Center for Data Innovation Reveals Wide Gaps, but Shows Policy Formula for Success
07/27/2017 - 15:46 ITIF Welcomes Introduction of ECPA Reforms to Safeguard Privacy and Fourth Amendment Protections on Digital Content
07/26/2017 - 10:38 U.S. May Need New Agency to Bridge Gap Between Clean Energy R&D and Commercialization, Says ITIF; New Study Assesses 53 Technology Demonstration Projects, Calls for Significant Reforms in Energy Departments Approach
07/24/2017 - 07:44 ITIF Calls on United States to Lead in Developing a New Approach to International Law Enforcement Cooperation for Cross-Border Requests for Data
07/05/2017 - 08:30 To Boost U.S. Productivity and Competitiveness, Congress Should Expand the R&D Tax Credit, Not Reduce or Eliminate It to Pay For a Lower Corporate Rate, ITIF Concludes in New Report
06/27/2017 - 11:28 Record EU Fine Against Google Risks Creating New Too Big To Innovate Standard, Says ITIF
06/26/2017 - 12:29 Cloud Computing Is Transforming Modern Manufacturing, New ITIF-AEI Report Finds; Policymakers Should Promote Greater Adoption to Bolster U.S. Competitiveness
06/21/2017 - 09:20 Defining and Mapping Broadband Will Ensure Scarce Resources Are Used Effectively to Establish Universal Service, ITIF Testifies Before U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee
06/01/2017 - 11:23 Leaving Paris Agreement Sends Wrong Signal, But U.S. Can Still Be Global Leader in Clean Energy if It Prioritizes Innovation