Whether it is within computing fields and industry or across society broadly, computing is driving innovation.  New developments in computing have created new jobs, products and services, and the increased speed, scope and scale of innovation. Advances in computing have facilitated the collection, organization and analysis of information in many different fields of research and development. It is an integral part of the innovation ecosystem. Federal policies supporting research, research funding and education are a critical part of ensuring that the innovation ecosystem is strong and the computing computing advance continue to revolutionize industry and society.

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