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    Focus on Jobs Should Be Debate Job #1

    Two debates are in the books, and the candidates for president and vice president have yet to put forward any significant details on how they would accelerate job creation and lasting economic strength across the country.  We understand that the men elected in November to lead our government have to be able to focus on myriad issues and demonstrate their knowledge and approach to a wide spectrum of [...]
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    Detroit News: "Tax reform takes a backseat to posturing"

    Today in the Detroit News, ITI President & CEO Dean Garfield has an op-ed focused on the corporate tax debate -- looking at the areas that President Obama and Governor Romney agree on tax reform and the bipartisan support that is growing for a competitive, market-based system.  And he compared those cooperative discussions to the partisan show that claimed to be a Senate hearing last month, chaired [...]
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    Asking for Real Ideas, Not Rhetoric, at the Presidential Debates

    Next week, President Obama and Governor Romney will stand toe-to-toe in the first of three presidential debates.  For 90 minutes, the two candidates will focus on what they think is important to American voters in an unvarnished, unscripted, unpredictable debate setting.  There has been a lot of shouting throughout this campaign, but not enough substance.  American voters have stated clearly and repeatedly [...]
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    Remembering Neil Armstrong

    Neil Armstrong has died.  He was 82. As the crew for Apollo 11, Armstrong, "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins grabbed the attention of the world on a mission at the cross-section of innovation and adventure.  Landing on the moon on that July day in 1969, they capped one of the most daring -- if not the most daring -- scientific expeditions of the last century.   From blastoff, to the landing of the [...]
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    Presidential Innovation Fellows: “An Incredible Opportunity to Do Incredible Things”

    “An incredible opportunity to do incredible things.” That’s how U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel described the launch of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program today at the White House.  Steven and U.S. CTO Todd Park introduced the first-ever Presidential Innovation Fellows class today – a group of 18 people selected from more than 700 applicants.  Their mission:  develop game-changing approaches to [...]
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    America’s Space Shuttles: Models of Innovation

    photo by: NASA / Rebecca Roth Today, people along America’s east coast stood on rooftops, looked out windows, and followed online as the Space Shuttle Discovery flew from the Kennedy Space Center to its final home at the Smithsonian Institution’s Udvar-Hazy Center.  Here at ITI, we trekked to the roof for a moment’s glimpse of the shuttle as it passed over the National Mall.  The space shuttles – and [...]
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    Regular Americans Deserve Better Cybersecurity

    New data that CDW released today bear out what ITI and the tech sector have been saying for a long time:  the American people deserve a cybersecurity defense that protects them much more effectively from cybercrime.   CDW asked IT security experts what they considered to be the most likely target of a cyber intrusion, and the answer was overwhelming.  Nearly 70 percent responded that personally identifiable [...]
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