IEEE-USA Endorses Historic Nomination of Dr. Arati Prabhakar as OSTP Director
Dr. Arati Prabhakar, former head of DARPA and NIST, would be the first woman, immigrant, or person of color confirmed to head OSTP.
Pennsylvania Legislators Address Right to Repair
The Pennsylvania legislature is considering legislation regarding a consumer’s right to maintain and fix technology that they purchase.
American Foundries Act of 2020
The American Foundries Act (S. 4130) of 2020 is an important bill that would fund American innovation in microelectronics manufacturing and advanced R&D facilities across the country.
Transportation of Tomorrow
A 13 September Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing looked at emerging transportation technologies in the United States.
Senate Bill Seeks to Secure the Internet of Things
In early August, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Senate to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices, or the so-called Internet of Things (IoT).
House Hearing Examines the Digital Electric Grid
On 15 February, the Energy Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing focused on the challenges and opportunities associated with modernizing energy and electricity delivery systems in the United States.
Senate Commerce Committee Outlines S&T Budget Priorities for FY 2018
In early March, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation provided its Views and Estimates on S&T program funding to the Senate Budget Committee for their use in developing the FY 2018 budget resolution.
House Science Committee Releases Views and Estimates For FY 2018 STEM Budget
Released on 13 March, the House Science, Space & Technology Committees Views and Estimates for FY 2018 put a strong emphasis on federal support for basic research in the physical sciences, which the Committee concludes has the greatest potential for scientific breakthroughs that will benefit new industries and U.S. jobs.
Congressional Report Examines Federal Efforts to Enhance Grid Resilience
A recent GAO report highlights federal efforts to enhance the resilience of the national electric power grid.
Congressional Report Looks at Electrical Usage in the Water Sector
A recent report prepared for Congress by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) highlights the so-called Energy-Water Nexus with a focus on energy consumption by the public facilities that treat and deliver water to end users and also dispose of and discharge wastewater.