Microsoft Research Roadshow Heads to D.C.

Posted by Fred Humphries Managing Director, U.S. Government Affairs Microsoft Research is heading to the Newseum in Washington, D.C. this Wednesday, June 24, to offer a glimpse into the future of computing. During the Microsoft Research D.C. Roadshow, our researchers will demonstrate innovative technologies that will help address some of the greatest challenges we face today, such as energy…


Can the U.S. Retain Its Innovation Edge?

Posted by Brad Smith General Counsel The Conference Board today released an important study about the state of innovation in the United States.  This past weekend I read the report, which  Microsoft sponsored.  Somewhat to my surprise, I found itboth disturbing and encouraging.  The report suggests that unless we take new steps, the U.S. could lose its competitive innovation edge.  Yet the…


Ballmer Urges Congress to Reinvest in America’s Long-Term Growth

Posted by Fred Humphries Managing Director, U.S. Government Affairs I recently moved from Washington state, where I led Microsoft’s state government relations team, back to D.C. to assume my new role as Microsoft’s managing director for U.S. Government Affairs.  My return to D.C. (I previously had the great privilege of working for then-House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt)…