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Emerging Technology
Report
Understanding the U.S. Bioeconomy: Agency Perspectives

To understand the range of governmental priorities for the bioeconomy, we spoke with key agencies represented on the National Bioeconomy Board to collect their perspectives.

07.16.24 | 15 min read
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Global Risk
Press release
North Korean Nuclear Weapons, 2024: Federation of American Scientists Release Latest North Korea Nuclear Weapons Estimate

North Korea may have produced enough fissile material to build up to 90 nuclear warheads.

07.15.24 | 3 min read
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Environment
Blog
The Blackouts During the Texas Heatwave Were Preventable. Here’s Why.

As people wait for this catastrophic grid failure to be remedied, much of southeast Texas, which includes Houston, is enduring dangerous, extreme heat with no air conditioning amid an ongoing heatwave.

07.12.24 | 2 min read
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Government Capacity
Blog
Increasing the “Policy Readiness” of Ideas

Policymakers are more likely to consider ideas where more thought has been given to the core questions of the policy process.

07.12.24 | 5 min read
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Global Risk
Press release
Nuclear Experts from the Federation of American Scientists Call for More Transparency from the Defense Department with Its Decision to Certify the Sentinel ICBM Program

Secretary Austin’s likely certification of the Sentinel program should be open to public interrogation, and Congress must thoroughly examine whether every requirement is met before allowing the program to continue.

07.09.24 | 3 min read
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Energy
Policy Memo
Report
Critical Thinking on Critical Minerals

The current planned capacity for lithium processing in the U.S. is on track to meet demand from domestic battery factories. However, current planned capacity for nickel, cobalt, and graphite still fall well short of future demand.

07.09.24 | 29 min read
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Government Capacity
Blog
Improving Government Capacity: Unleashing the capacity, creativity, energy, and determination of the public sector workforce

“I think what I’m driven by at FAS is to really unleash the capacity, the creativity, the energy, the determination of the public sector workforce to be able to do their jobs as efficiently and effectively as they know how.”

07.08.24 | 13 min read
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Global Risk
Blog
Photo Depicts Potential Nuclear Mission for Pakistan’s JF-17 Aircraft

Researchers have many questions about the modernization of Pakistan’s nuclear-capable aircraft and associated air-launched cruise missiles.

07.01.24 | 7 min read
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FAS
Press release
Federation of American Scientists Statement on the Supreme Court’s Elimination of Chevron Deference

The decision casts uncertainty on the role of scientific and technical expertise in federal decision-making, potentially harming our nation’s ability to respond effectively

06.28.24 | 3 min read
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Emerging Technology
day one project
Policy Memo
GenAI in Education Research Accelerator (GenAiRA)

Congress should foster a more responsive and evidence-based ecosystem for GenAI-powered educational tools, ensuring that they are equitable, effective, and safe for all students.

06.28.24 | 10 min read
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Emerging Technology
day one project
Policy Memo
A Safe Harbor for AI Researchers: Promoting Safety and Trustworthiness Through Good-Faith Research

Without independent research, we do not know if the AI systems that are being deployed today are safe or if they pose widespread risks that have yet to be discovered, including risks to U.S. national security.

06.28.24 | 6 min read
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Emerging Technology
day one project
Policy Memo
Update COPPA 2.0 to Strengthen Children’s Online Voice Privacy in the AI Era

Companies that store children’s voice recordings and use them for profit-driven applications without parental consent pose serious privacy threats to children and families.

06.28.24 | 9 min read
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