• A Path to Immigration Reform

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    Politico Pro and ITI member Cognizant co-hosted a great conversation this morning focused on immigration, technology, and the 113th Congress.  ITI's Dean Garfield was a panelist, and made the case that there is bipartisan support in Congress for high-skilled immigration reform, and, if done right, such an approach can lead to a stronger economy and greater job creation across the country.  In his remarks, [...]
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  • ITI’s Team: Best in Class

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    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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  • The POTUS Presser: Jobs, Tax Reform, Immigration, and Climate

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    “Our top priority has to be jobs and growth . . . providing more Americans the chance to learn the skills that businesses are looking for right now; keeping this country at the forefront of research, technology and clean energy.”   That’s how President Obama opened his first post-election news conference, before spending the majority of time talking about anything but job creation.  Ok, in the President’s [...]
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  • Debate Preview: All Things Global = All Things Local

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    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

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    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"

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    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 [...]
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  • Asking for Real Ideas, Not Rhetoric, at the Presidential Debates

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    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

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    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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  • Presidential Innovation Fellows: “An Incredible Opportunity to Do Incredible Things”

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    “An incredible opportunity to do incredible things.” That’s how U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel described the launch of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program today at the White House.  Steven and U.S. CTO Todd Park introduced the first-ever Presidential Innovation Fellows class today – a group of 18 people selected from more than 700 applicants.  Their mission:  develop game-changing approaches to [...]
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  • New Tax Analysis Totally Off

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    Critics of a competitive market-based or territorial tax system are latching onto a study out today by NerdWallet -- a personal finance website that features recommendations on things like credit card rates and gas prices -- as the latest “evidence” that corporate tax reform really isn’t necessary. The study claims that ten of America’s top economic champions -- including Apple, IBM, and Microsoft [...]
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