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    Kerry on Cybersecurity
    At his confirmation hearing today to become the next U.S. Secretary of State, Senator John Kerry, D-Mass., was asked about cybersecurity.  Here’s what he had to say in his question-and-answer round with Senator Dick Durbin, D-Ill., at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.   Senator Durbin:  I think you may have attended the briefing, the classified briefing for members of the Senate, Democrats [...]
    Public Policy Tags: Cybersecurity
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    The President’s Inauguration: Giving New Priority to Familiar Challenges
    In his Inaugural Address today, President Obama combined poetry and prose as he spoke about the priorities that he will bring to his second term in office.  For many of these issues, the technology sector has put forward ideas with backing from both Democratic and Republican Members of Congress.  The challenge consistently has been building broader support to move policies from good proposals to new [...]
    Public Policy Tags: Environment & Sustainability, Tax Policy, Skills/STEM, Energy
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    ITI Participates in EU Forum on Conflict and Raw Materials
    This past Wednesday in Brussels, the European Union (EU) hosted a “Workshop on a possible comprehensive ‘EU initiative on minerals originating from conflict areas’.” This particular forum was limited to EU officials and invited experts from the OECD, academia, civil society and the business community. The EU will likely advance the initiative in 2013, first with a public consultation and subsequently [...]
    Public Policy Tags: Environment & Sustainability, Regulatory Compliance
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    ITI’s Team: Best in Class
    At ITI, we pride ourselves in the quality of our work.  Our ethos is reflected in our brand:  “Innovation.  Insight.  Influence.”  We strive to match our members’ breakthrough innovations with cutting-edge approaches to help people and governments better understand our members and the work they do in Washington, D.C., and in key markets and capitals around the world.  And, today, two of our top advocates [...]
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    Clear Eyes, Steady Voice, Strong Leadership
    Each year, ITI honors one board member whose efforts transcend regular responsibilities to the organization with the Gary P. Fazzino Award for Innovation Excellence. The award recognizes “demonstrated and consistent leadership and exemplary service in promoting innovation and technology.” This year, we presented the award to Tim Regan, Senior Vice President of Corning, Incorporated, and the ITI Board [...]
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    Debate Preview: All Things Global = All Things Local
    The final presidential debate starts tonight at 9 p.m. ET and will focus on global issues.  Given that topic, people may be tempted to change the channel.  But doing so would ignore the fact that our world today is more intertwined than ever before.  95 percent of the world’s population lives outside the United States, and when people in China buy an iPhone or open an AOL account, those decisions impact [...]
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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 [...]
    Public Policy Tags: Tax Policy
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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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