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    Location Privacy Protection

    Witnesses testified on legislation that would outlaw location tacking applications that secretly track the location of consumers' smartphones and other devices. Senator Al…

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    Manufacturing and Technology

    Panelists talked about the evolution of manufacturing through technological advances. Some of the topics they discussed were 3-D printing, the cost of developing new manufacturing…

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    Federal Government Modernization

    The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted a forum on the E-Government Act, intended to improve government productivity, services, and public access through use of…

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    U.S. Manufacturing Industry

    Commerce Secretary John Bryson testified about the state of American manufacturing and the Obama administration’s plan to revive the industry.

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    Internet Taxation

    Witnesses testified on taxing digital goods and services, focusing on legislation aimed at clarifying how states may levy taxes on products such as MP3 music files and other products…

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    FCC Chair Genachowski Remarks

    Chairman Julius Genachowski spoke about proposals to encourage broadband Internet expansion in rural areas by redirecting federal subsidies for rural telephone service. He also…

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    States, Technology, and the Economy

    Robert Atkinson talked about a recent report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) that highlights states' use of technology to improve their economies, and he…

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    Lessons from International Infrastructure Projects

    Panelists spoke about repairing and improving infrastructure. The spoke about potential lessons learned from foreign infrastructure projects, innovation and investment in new…

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    Highway and Transportation Infrastructure

    Mr. Atkinson spoke about the Commission on Surface Transportation Infrastructure’s final recommendations for funding federal highway and transit needs, including funding of the…

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    Telecommunications and Public Safety

    Participants talked about technological advancements in public safety. Topics included federal funding and the implementation of new technologies. Participants also responded to…

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    Broadband Internet Access

    The guests were interviewed about how the United States compares with the rest of the world in the number of Americans who have access to broadband Internet service. The issue has…

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    National Identification Cards

    Participants talked about the benefits and liabilities of instating a national identification card system. Among the issues they addressed were civil liberties and privacy concerns,…

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    Manufacturing Jobs in the U.S.

    The panelists debated the decline of jobs in the manufacturing sector and whether there really is a manufacturing crisis. Topics included business subsidies, global economy, U.S. job…

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    Traffic Congestion

    Mr. Atkinson and Mr. Burwell talked about efforts to solve the problem of traffic congestion in the nation’s large metropolitan areas. Following prepared remarks, they…

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    The Future of Technology

    Participants talked about politics, information technology, and the impact of declining stock prices on the political clout of the technology industry. Following their remarks they…

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    Leading in the New Economy

    Local public servants and business leaders gathered to debate and discuss the role of government in the new economy. They focused on the concept of urban renewal and heard from …

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    Trade and Technology Benefits for Working Americans

    Senator Bayh and others talked about the impacts of new technology on the economy and the workforce. Among the issues they addressed were the need for early science and technology…

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    Book Discussion on In Praise of Hard Industries

    The authors discussed their book, In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the Key to Future Prosperity, published by Houghton Mifflin. They…

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    Economic Reforms

    Participants talked about changes in the global economy and its effect on state economies. Professor Porter said that the U.S. must maintain and preserve productivity by maintaining…

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