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August 28, 2013

Zoë Baird Participates in Meeting with President Obama to Discuss Digital Privacy

Digital privacy, on-line tracking, and data collection have been in spotlight following recent disclosures about the National Security Agency (NSA) government surveillance programs. Markle President…

August 20, 2013

Inaugural Meeting of the Markle Economic Future Initiative

We are delighted to report on our recent meeting of the Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World. The meeting addressed the…

May 3, 2013

Blue Button: A Springboard to Innovation

In Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government, Gavin Newsom, California Lieutenant Governor and former mayor of San Francisco, describes the…

May 3, 2013

The Impact of Technological Innovation

The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program’s 21st annual Roundtable on Information Technology assembled a diverse group of thinkers, leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. It focused…

January 8, 2013

A New National Strategy To Keep the U.S. Safe By Sharing and Safeguarding Information

In December, President Barack Obama signed the new National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding. The previous strategy dated from 2010. Introducing the new strategy,…

December 10, 2012

Elections and Online Efforts: A Look Back and Today

Even before the results came in, the 2012 presidential election was being dubbed the First Digital Election, with 24-hour news content supported by online commentary,…

November 20, 2012

America’s Economic Opportunity in a World of Services

“The central challenge that we face as a country is how to revitalize the economy. Many of us feel that technology offers great promise in…

November 5, 2012

The Critical Role of Electronic Access to Health Information During Times of Crisis

As our hearts go out to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy, we are reminded of the critical role of health information sharing during times of…

October 19, 2012

Showing the Potential and Impact of the Blue Button

The blue button emerged from a simple, yet powerful concept: with better access to their own health information, individuals can become more empowered participants and…