• Tax Extenders = American Jobs

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    The Senate Finance Committee today gave strong bipartisan support to legislation that would strengthen the U.S. economy and help American businesses to create jobs at a time when we really need it.  The so-called “tax extenders package” would renew important provisions that support U.S. job creation – provisions that Congress allowed to lapse last December. Led by Chairman Baucus and Ranking Member [...]
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  • A Vote for Internet Freedom

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    The House of Representatives sent a strong signal to the rest of the world today that we must preserve a free and open Internet.  In December, the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) will meet to update the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union (ITU) treaty-level telecomm regulations.  As we’ve discussed here before, preliminary proposals by some other governments [...]
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  • Kramer Speaks on Internet Freedom

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    Yesterday, ITI hosted Ambassador Terry Kramer for a roundtable and policy discussion on the free internet. Kramer was appointed in June to lead the U.S. Delegation at the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT). The purpose of this conference is to update the United Nations' International Telecommunication Union (ITU) treaty-level telecomm regulations. There are several [...]
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  • VIDEO: Cybersecurity Act of 2012

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    Senators continue to debate and vote on amendments to S. 3414, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012.  ITI’s Robert Hoffman walks you through the key principles that the tech sector has for cybersecurity, and the areas where the legislation could be more effective.  Hoffman stresses that any legislation needs to create a security structure that will be fast, flexible, and forward thinking to keep up with the [...]
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  • Big Week for an Open Internet

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    Two events in Washington, D.C., this week will help to set the tone for critical discussions among governments and stakeholders about the future of Internet governance. First, some background.  This December in Dubai, intergovernmental delegations from across the globe will gather for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) to update the United Nations' International Telecommunication [...]
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  • Remembering Dr. Sally K. Ride

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    Science and innovation go hand-in-hand with human exploration and discovery.  We strive to fundamentally change what we know about all that we know.  We dare to dream, and have the audacious belief that our dreams will come true.  Dr. Sally Ride was one of those unique people with the audacity to turn dreams into reality.  Every achievement she made led naturally to the next challenge.  Sally was a [...]
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  • Brazil Meets the Valley -- eBay Hosts the Brazilian Delegation

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    As we recap last week's Silicon Valley visit by the delegation of Brazilian government officials, eBay sent over this look at the session it hosted.  The piece was originally published at eBay's Main Street Public Policy site. With abundant natural resources, robust financial system and massive domestic market of free spending consumers, Brazil shapes as one of world's hottest investments destinations [...]
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  • The Green Grid joins forces with Climate Savers Computing Initiative

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      Last Wednesday The Green Grid (TGG) announced it was joining forces with Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI), merging membership and programs under The Green Grid brand and really widening the focus to span all of IT technology. The combination of these memberships and the areas of focus of these two organizations speak volumes of Schneider Electric’s own mission, to help our customers make [...]
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  • Brazil Meets the Valley -- What Did We Learn?

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      Last week, ITI and several of our member companies in Silicon Valley hosted a Brazilian government delegation for a week of discussions and demonstrations designed to create a greater understanding between government and innovators, and to foster a stronger relationship moving forward. ITI’s Dean Garfield takes a look at lessons learned during the visit. The slowing global economy has intensified [...]
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  • Plainly talking, the U.S. "tax system is a mess”

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      The chorus of voices calling for a competitive U.S. tax code to spark job growth and economic investment is growing stronger by the day.  Add Bloomberg to the choir. Its editorial published Sunday night makes clear that the political hyperbole around tax reform isn’t creating jobs.  What will is actual tax reform – and the adoption of a lower corporate rate and a competitive territorial system should [...]
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