Ishan Sharma was previously Advisor and Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, a nonpartisan, high-impact, and entrepreneurial nonprofit that has inspired over 10+ executive actions and $2.6B in federal action on key science and technology priorities. Sharma personally contributed to several projects, including designing cluster-based economic development strategies that aim to bring innovation from the coasts to the heartland through the Economic Development Administration’s $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge, leading an initiative on industrial strategy for science and technology alongside the White House’s National Economic Council and National Security Councils, project-managing the ideas of 50+ external experts into actionable policy proposals, and helping found a new early-career science and technology fellowship (endless-frontier.org) to provide individuals similar exposure to high-leverage, strategic, and creative pursuits of impact.
Getting ahead of the next pandemic is impossible without government financing.
The Biden Administration should create the Make it in America Regional Challenge (MIARC) to activate demand in underinvested regions with cluster-based techno-economic development efforts.
Our nation’s methods of supporting new ideas should evolve alongside our knowledge base.
The American hallmark has always been its ingenuity, from the creation of the Internet to the rise of Silicon Valley. But for the last few decades, ingenuity has been on the decline: not because of a lack of genius but because of a failure of the marketplace to bring forward those new ideas in scientific knowledge, entrepreneurship, […]
The U.S. should support African civil society by securing an information ecosystem that advances democratic values.
The lack of coordination
between state and local agencies and the federal government around surveillance has created a deeply unregulated surveillance-tech environment and a discordant international agenda.
At a time when democratic rule of law and human rights have weakened globally, emerging digital surveillance technologies have made the authoritarian model more accessible, stable, and competitive than ever before.