Innovation & Competitiveness
New Federal Internet of Things Advisory Board Established
A new federal Internet of Things Advisory Board will provide advice to federal agencies participating in the IoT Federal Working Group.
National Academies Report Offers Recommendations on “Protecting U.S. Technological Advantage”
National Academies report posits that U.S. technological competitiveness has traditionally hinged on the economic and technological dominance of our R&D system coupled with the ability to limit access to military sensitive technologies through controls.
Senate Hearing Looks at Emerging Computing Technologies
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing looks at the challenges of securing U.S. leadership in emerging computing technologies.
NSF and INTEL Collaborate on Semiconductor Workforce Development
In September, NSF and Intel announced a joint $10 million endeavor to support U.S. semiconductor manufacturing workforce development.
NIST Report Outlines Grand Challenges for U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing
NIST outlines seven “grand challenges” to strengthen the U.S. competitiveness in semiconductor technology and manufacturing.
CHIPS Act Passes! Now what?
The CHIPS Act passed the House on 28 July, one day after passing the Senate, and President Biden signed it into law on 9 August.
CHIPS Act Set to Move
After months of negotiations, Senate leaders appear ready to bring a smaller CHIPS Act bill to the Senate floor for a vote.
Congress Looks to Increase Federal Spending on Research and Development
Congress is still working on annual appropriations bills for the FY 2022 budget, including substantial increases for federal research and development.
Assessing Small Business Broadband Needs
A recently released GAO report questions whether current broadband services are fast enough to meet the evolving needs of small business owners.
PARTNERS Act Aims to Fill Education and Training Gaps
New legislation would support training and apprenticeships through partnerships between the federal government and small and mid-sized businesses.