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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

Accelerating Regional Job Creation and Innovation Report
In this April 4, 2012, file photo, Scott Richards of Saint Anselm College looks over possible jobs during a career fair for college students in Manchester, New Hampshire. (AP/Jim Cole)

Accelerating Regional Job Creation and Innovation

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

Jennifer Erickson, Sean Pool

Low-carbon Innovation Report
A wind turbine blade is unveiled during the opening of the Vestas blade factory in Windsor, Colorado. (AP/Jack Dempsey)

Low-carbon Innovation

Bracken Hendricks, Sean Pool, and Lisbeth Kaufman explain how low-carbon industrial strategies can ensure American sustained leadership in innovation.

Bracken Hendricks, Sean Pool, Lisbeth Kaufman

The Top 10 Things to Do to Compete with China Report
President Barack Obama meets with China's President Hu Jintao on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, in the Oval Office of the White House. (AP/Evan Vucci)

The Top 10 Things to Do to Compete with China

President Obama in his State of the Union address cited China’s rise in technology innovation and commercialization. Here are the 10 things the United States can do to stay innovative and competitive.

Sean Pool, David Murdter

Rising to the Challenge Report
China is actively and methodically building up the basic foundations for future economic growth while also ensuring a market for its current and future products and services at home and abroad. (AP/Color China Photo)

Rising to the Challenge

No longer the maker of just low-cost consumer goods, China's investments in technology innovation should serve as a warning to the United States.

Kate Gordon, Susan Lyon, Ed Paisley, 1 More Sean Pool

The Copenhagen Accord at Three Months Interactive

The Copenhagen Accord at Three Months

Interactive map from Andrew Light and Sean Pool shows that 110 countries now support a new global effort to achieve climate safety.

Andrew Light, Sean Pool

The Proof Is in the Pudding Article
RGGI proves that a market-based price on power-sector emissions is both possible and effective in the United States. (AP/Charlie Riedel)

The Proof Is in the Pudding

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative’s seventh successful auction of carbon dioxide permits proves market-based pollution pricing works in the United States, says Sean Pool.

Sean Pool

Leading by Example on Clean Energy Article
The Denver Federal Center, pictured above, is already working to improve its energy efficiency by installing 35 acres of roof-mounted solar panels, enough to supply all of its electricity needs. (Flickr/Jeffrey Beall)

Leading by Example on Clean Energy

Sean Pool explains how the president’s emissions targets for the federal government will save taxpayers money and smooth the transition to a clean energy economy.

Sean Pool