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

03/05/2018 - 07:49 Is Income Inequality Really Getting Worse? New Report Shows Leading Economists Overstate Disparities
02/27/2018 - 06:36 What Can Be Done to Protect Endangered Government Data?
02/26/2018 - 13:58 SCOTUS Action in US v. Microsoft Shows Window Closing for Congressional Action on Law Enforcement Access to Data
02/20/2018 - 12:31 Leading Tech-Policy Think Tank Calls For Action to Upgrade Workforce-Training and Adjustment for an Era of Rapid Change
02/12/2018 - 12:24 ITIF Welcomes Administrations New Infrastructure Funding Plan
02/12/2018 - 07:47 To Spur Growth and Create Jobs in Life Sciences, States Need Supportive Policies and Specialized Inputs, Says New ITIF Report
02/06/2018 - 15:11 CLOUD Act Brings Congress Closer to Resolving Problem of Cross-Border Data Access, But Changes Needed to Avoid Jurisdictional Conflicts
02/02/2018 - 04:45 ITIF Ranked Worlds Top Think Tank for Science and Tech Policy
01/30/2018 - 06:50 ITIF Announces Launch of Digital Transformation Exchange for State Government Leaders, Highlighting Seven Case Studies
01/25/2018 - 14:23 Lawmakers Should Support Artificial Intelligence While Better Equipping Workers for Transitions, ITIF President Rob Atkinson Testifies to California Little Hoover Commission
01/22/2018 - 12:15 China Among Worlds Worst Innovation Mercantilists for Fifth Consecutive Year, Subverting Competition in Key Industries
01/18/2018 - 13:04 Congress Takes Important Step on Preparing U.S. Workers for the AI Economy
01/16/2018 - 14:50 To Jumpstart Connected Cars, New ITIF Report Urges Policymakers to Support Vehicle-to-Everything Infrastructure
01/08/2018 - 14:22 North Carolina, Georgia, Kansas Lead US in Share of University Research Supported by Industry; New ITIF Report Urges Greater Collaboration to Spur Tech-Based Economic Activity
12/18/2017 - 13:36 ITIF Calls on Administration and Congress to Ensure Nominees for Export-Import Bank Are Fully Committed to Its Mission
12/14/2017 - 13:51 ITIF Calls for Bipartisan Telecom Legislation on Day of One-Sided Net Neutrality Vote
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