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OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Rejects House Intel's Modified FISA Reauthorization Bill

OTI strongly opposed this bill when it was originally considered, and continues to strongly oppose it in its newly modified form.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Disappointed Congress Passed Short-Term 702 Reauthorization Instead of Passing Real Reform

Congress passes short-tern reauthorization after House Leadership’s fails to force the passage of the controversial Section 702 expansion.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Alarmed House is Expected to Vote on Section 702 Surveillance Expansion and Reauthorization

The bill would reauthorize Section 702 of FISA for four years without making any meaningful reforms.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Welcomes Cancellation of Vote on Dangerous Bill to Expand and Reauthorize Section 702 Surveillance

House leadership abandoned its attempt to hold a vote this week on the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Opposes Rep. Blackburn’s “Dead on Arrival” Net Neutrality Bill

Rather than restoring online protections, this net neutrality legislation is riddled with loopholes for large companies.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Ignoring Widespread and Bipartisan Opposition, FCC Votes to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC voted 3-2 to gut its 2015 net neutrality rules that protect Americans from anti-competitive & anti-consumer ISP practices.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
TechCongress Announces Third Class of Congressional Innovation Fellows

Six new fellows are bringing their tech expertise to Congress.


EDUCATION POLICY
New America Launches Multimedia Guidebook for Transforming the Early Ed Workforce

A new guidebook on how to transform the early education workforce includes videos, interactive tools, FAQs, discussion questions, key quotes


EDUCATION POLICY
As House Republicans Release HEA Bill, New America Experts Identify Key Questions for Analysis

A new bill is expected to include sweeping changes to the way in which the federal government regulates higher education.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Dismayed at House Intelligence Committee's Abdication of its Oversight Authority on Section 702

The House Intelligence Committee abdicated its responsibility to the public in its oversight of Section 702 reauthorization.


EDUCATION POLICY
Announcing the Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX)

Announcing a new fellows program for mid-career specialists in the learning sciences, policy, journalism, and entertainment


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Strongly Opposes House Intelligence Committee’s Bill to Expand All FISA Surveillance and Reauthorize Section 702

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence's bill will reauthorize and expand invasive surveillance law.