@ Brookings Podcast: Investing in the “Next Wave” of Technology Innovation

June 17, 2011

Technology affects almost every aspect of our lives, changing the way we work and play. Darrell West, vice president and founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings, explains that the public sector is lagging behind the private sector in investment in new technologies. In his new book, The Next Wave: Using Digital Technology to Further Social and Political Innovation, he argues that government must pick up the pace, and remove barriers to the adoption of new technologies to keep the nation at the leading edge of innovation and global competitiveness.