Building federal capacity within – and through – financial mechanisms, evidence and data, talent and hiring, and culture will equip the U.S. government to solve the most pressing challenges facing our nation.
Find resources to run your own workshop, crafted for you to educate your network on the ARPA model and advanced research thinking and design methods.
To address the gap between academic and commercial incentives, the U.S. government should fund centralized research programs, known as FROs, to address well-defined challenges.
FAS and the Center for Clean Energy Innovation at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) are seeking bold project ideas for a new non-profit foundation that will advance the mission of the Department of Energy.
The global race for advanced industries is fierce, and policy support for thriving R&D ecosystems is a key driver.
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS), in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT, is seeking bold people and ideas to tackle persistent and emerging transportation and infrastructure issues across the United States.
Military Modernization Limited by Industrial Age Budgeting The United States risks losing its military advantage over rapidly advancing adversaries, in no small part because the Department of Defense (DoD) and the national security community are unable to make effective and timely investment decisions. This issue underlies DoD’s well-known challenges in transitioning emerging science and technology […]
The U.S. bioeconomy is growing rapidly, innovation is needed to sustain and maintain this growth. Shaping policy to consider workforce development, advanced agriculture, bioindustrial and biotech sectors will be imperative to keep the needle moving forward.
The U.S. is experiencing more frequent and intense wildland fires, but policy informed by science, evidence, and Indigenous perspectives can lessen the disastrous effects.
Despite progress in reducing nuclear weapon arsenals since the Cold War, the world’s combined inventory of nuclear warheads remains at a very high level.
The Defense Posture Project tracks disruptions to strategic stability in order to provide innovative concepts for maintaining deterrence over the coming decades.
The Pentagon is currently planning to replace its current arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) with a brand-new missile force, despite budget and life-cycle concerns.