Microseconds and Macropolicy

Wriston, Walter B.


BECAUSE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY cuts across all sectors of our society and affects both our domestic and foreign policies, it is not surprising that there is no particular part of our government that is in charge of formulating policy to answer these questions. Policy is currently split among the Department of State, the U.S. Trade Representative, the Department of Commerce, the Federal Communications Commission, and several other agencies. We have a number of ad hoc groups attempting to reconcile turf problems, but that may not be enough. The hour grows late. Providing a focus for our government's international information policy is, I suggest, a national issue that deserves our best thinking and best efforts.

  • This document was created from the article, "Microseconds and Macropolicy" by Walter B. Wriston for the March/April 1985 edition of "Regulation: AEI [American Enterprise Institute] Journal on Government and Society." The original article is located in MS134.003.026.00019.
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