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Turning the Page: Reimagining the National Labs in the 21st Century Innovation Economy

book_alt2 icon Report The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the Center for American Progress, and the Heritage Foundation teamed up to release a joint report assessing options to reform the national lab system to better position it to meet 21st century challenges.

By Matthew Stepp, Sean Pool, Nick Loris, and Jack Spencer | Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fulfilling the Promise of Concentrating Solar Power

Solar power plant book_alt2 icon Report Concentrating solar power promises to become a keystone technology in America’s renewable-energy portfolio.

By Sean Pool and John Dos Passos Coggin | Monday, June 10, 2013

U.S. Cybersecurity Policy in Context

Keyboard WeaponsIn light a recent executive order and spate of cyber attacks, we take a look back at past cyber attacks and what our government has done to fortify both the public and private sectors against hackers foreign and domestic.

By Andrea Peterson and Sean Pool | Friday, February 22, 2013

Success of Northeast Regional Cap-and-Trade System Shows Market-Based Climate Policy Is Well Within Reach

Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA)The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative has delivered such cost-effective results that the states involved plan to reduce the carbon emissions cap by an additional 45 percent.

By Sean Pool | Thursday, February 7, 2013

The High Return on Investment for Publicly Funded Research

Siri article icon Issue Brief Throughout our nation’s history, investments in research have led to groundbreaking innovations, and we must continue making those investments to stay competitive in the 21st century.

By Sean Pool and Jennifer Erickson | Monday, December 10, 2012

President Barack Obama: The Entrepreneur-In-Chief?

Obama signs small business legislationThe president has quietly made ambitious reforms for small businesses across the country through legislation and executive action that range from common-sense to very bold.

By Sean Pool | Friday, November 30, 2012

Supporting the Status Quo on Science Is No Longer Good Enough

If we want the U.S. economy to innovate and remain competitive in the 21st century, we can not afford to take for granted our elected leaders’ support for research, development, and the other drivers of innovation.

By Sean Pool | Friday, September 21, 2012

A 21st Century Approach to Manufacturing Innovation

A new manufacturing institute will bring stakeholders together for collaborative innovation, illustrating the differences between traditional industrial policy and 21st century innovation policy.

By Sean Pool | Thursday, August 23, 2012

Streamlining the Business and Government Interface

Sean Pool explains why the new Business USA portal is a key first step in bringing scattered federal programs together in one place to be more effective and efficient in helping business.

By Sean Pool | Thursday, February 23, 2012

President Obama Links Middle-Class Prosperity and Innovation

Ed Paisley and Sean Pool explore the president’s science and innovation policies to demonstrate how key they are to sustained middle-class prosperity.

By Ed Paisley and Sean Pool | Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rewiring the Federal Government for Competitiveness

book_alt2 icon Report We must reorganize part of the federal government in order to efficiently invest in our future economic competitiveness and scientific innovation, write Johnathan Sallet and Sean Pool.

By Jonathan Sallet and Sean Pool | Thursday, January 19, 2012

Big Ideas for Small Business: Getting Good Technology out of the Lab and into the Marketplace

Helping universities invest in good ideas also helps small businesses, write Ed Paisley and Sean Pool.

By Ed Paisley and Sean Pool | Thursday, January 5, 2012

Big Ideas for Small Business: Target Government Assistance Toward Innovative Startups

Small startup companies are proven job creators, yet current government assistance doesn’t reach them effectively and efficiently, write Ed Paisley and Sean Pool.

By Ed Paisley and Sean Pool | Thursday, December 15, 2011

Big Ideas for Small Business: A Common Application for Federal Programs

Sean Pool makes the case for a federal common app that eliminates redundancy, increases accessibility, exploits latent synergy, and creates better avenues for small businesses seeking a hand up.

By Sean Pool | Thursday, November 10, 2011

Accelerating Regional Job Creation and Innovation

article icon Issue Brief Jennifer Erickson and Sean Pool explain how the Economic Development Administration’s Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge can help spur job creation.

By Jennifer Erickson and Sean Pool | Wednesday, November 2, 2011