Tech-savvy, pro-business Democrat Robert Atkinson is opening a new tech policy think tank called the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Somewhat oddly, the group's Web site is yet to go live, but we do know that the co-chairs are former Republican congresswoman Jennifer Dunn and former Democratic congressman Cal Dooley. The ITEF was formed in partnership with the Information Technology Industry Council, an effective lobbying group.
“Tech issues have long enjoyed bipartisan support, but their importance and impact on the U.S. economy have not always been well understood."
Amen. If the ITEF can do the hard work of gathering real stats and facts that can help tell the story of how technology impact all sectors of economy and not just those in Silicon Valley, than we will go a long way in advancing effective innovation policy. Welcome ITEF.