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    A Better Look at the Tax Reform Numbers

    There’s been a lot of heated rhetoric this week about “territorial” taxation, but one fundamental fact is clear:  a competitive territorial tax system would help spark job creation and business investment in America.  Unfortunately, the rhetoric has badly misinformed the American people about what the real facts are. Here are the key points to keep in mind: The United States has the highest corporate [...]
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    Assessing the New Senate Cybersecurity Proposal

    ITI and our member companies take cybersecurity very seriously.  We have to; protecting people when they are online underpins a major portion of our innovation economy.  Consider the everyday applications that we all rely on -- online banking, social networking, picture sharing, health care systems access, music and movies, real-time weather and traffic reports.  Cybersecurity helps to protect the [...]
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    Aligning Energy Efficiency in the Asia-Pacific and Beyond

    Experts from the APEC economies gathered in Seoul, Korea yesterday to convene a second conference intended to achieve alignment on mandatory energy efficiency regulations for personal computers.  While PCs have been around for a long time, achieving global alignment on how they are regulated for energy efficiency remains at the early stages.  To help address this problem, ITI has been partnering with [...]
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    A Corps of STEM Master Teachers

    Today, President Obama announced the immediate creation of new national corps of leading math and science educators to improve education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  The STEM Master Teacher Corps initiative aims to help schools and districts do what they haven’t traditionally done very well: broaden the reach of our best teachers.  The program has some hurdles to clear, but [...]
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    The Senate and Cybersecurity: Finding a Path Forward

    Will the Senate pass a cybersecurity bill?  That’s the major question looming this week as the time for congressional action in 2012 shrinks.  While the House of Representatives passed a package of cybersecurity bills with bipartisan support, Senators seem to be struggling to find their own bipartisan agreement that can win the support of at least 60 members – the key threshold to pass just about any [...]
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    Uncle Sam, Bayh-Dole and R&D

    Federally funded research has long been a vital piece of the American research and development pie, and an important generator of new industries, businesses, and jobs, particularly from the Space Age through the Information Age.  But did you know it wasn’t until Senators Birch Bayh, D-Ind., and Bob Dole, R-Kan., came together in 1980 that the United States began reaping a return on its investment? [...]
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    Bringing Brazil to the Valley

    America’s innovation sector is constantly looking to build relationships and create opportunities around the world.  We’ve proved that the power of technology can bridge any border or cross any ocean, drawing the world closer together economically, socially, and culturally. This week, we’re going to show how technology can play a stronger role in the second-largest economy in the Western Hemisphere [...]
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    An New Anchor for Innovation in Silicon Valley

    The selection recently of Silicon Valley as one of three new locations for United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) regional offices is great news for the innovation economy. It also represents a huge victory for all of the public and private partners in Silicon Valley who worked diligently on the process. We also salute Denver and Dallas, which also competed against 50 metropolitan areas.   The [...]
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    ENERGY STAR®: Power Up!

    It is easy to forget during this political season that there are positive examples of the public and private sectors working together to advance shared interests.  This week, ITI and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly convened a dialogue on the ENERGY STAR® program that reaffirms the mutual benefits that strong and focused public-private cooperation can generate.   Twenty years [...]
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    Strengthening the Tech Sector’s Advocacy Voice

    During the past 50 years, our society has moved from one of switchboards to video chat, from mimeograph machines to online file-sharing.  Innovation has brought mobile medical technology to populations desperately in need of health care, spurred on peaceful revolutions and the spread of democracy by giving a voice to the oppressed.  The work of our industry not only changes the way we live and work, [...]
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