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

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

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.

U.S. Cybersecurity Policy in Context Article
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. (BigStock Photo)

U.S. Cybersecurity Policy in Context

In 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.

Andrea Peterson, Sean Pool

The High Return on Investment for Publicly Funded Research Report
Siri, the iPhone virtual assistant, is displayed on the Apple iPhone 4S in San Francisco, Monday, October 10, 2011. Siri, among other modern mobile communications technologies, can trace its roots back to government research in national labs and at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA. (AP/Eric Risberg)

The High Return on Investment for Publicly Funded Research

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.

Sean Pool, Jennifer Erickson

President Barack Obama: The Entrepreneur-In-Chief? Article
Barack Obama signs the Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, in the Rose Garden of the White House In April, 2012, as Lawmakers, including Republican Eric Cantor, look on. The JOBS Act includes a provision that allows companies to sell stock to a larger number of investors without going through the hassle and cost of registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama: The Entrepreneur-In-Chief?

The 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.

Sean Pool

Supporting the Status Quo on Science Is No Longer Good Enough Article

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.

Sean Pool

A 21st Century Approach to Manufacturing Innovation Article

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.

Sean Pool

Streamlining the Business and Government Interface Article
President Barack Obama delivers remarks on government reform in January 2012. The Business USA portal is part of his government restructuring plan.
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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.

Sean Pool

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