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Author: Margaret Kavaras

Margaret Kavaras served as the 2014 Google Policy Fellow in the Washington Office.

RNC forum focuses on rethinking STEM education

This week, I was fortunate to attend the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) policy panel at the Republican National Convention (RNC), “How the next administration can foster innovation, boost productivity, and increase U.S. competitiveness.” The discussion evinced a key tension in the debate over the role regulation should play…

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Young Women Rising: The Atlantic at the RNC

Who are millennial voters, what do they want from government and what does this increasingly powerful demographic mean for public policy? These are questions that The Atlantic’s panelists discussed during their Republican National Convention (RNC) event, “Young Women Rising.” As a research associate for ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy…

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Looking ahead- replacing bureaucracy with smartphones?

This week, I attended an event at the American Enterprise Institute, “Veterans and their smartphones: Creating a 21st-century veterans service system” that featured former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. In his discussion, he spoke passionately about the bureaucratic failings of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), highlighting recent, high-profile scandals. Mr.…

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What will the future look like? Consumers may decide

Last week, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) hosted a panel discussion on IT and disruptive innovation featuring the authors of Code Halos: How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business. The discussion focused on the way in which consumers leave a…

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