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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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FAS
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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
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American Privacy Rights Act (APRA) Must Include Online Civil Rights, Says the Federation of American Scientists

Privacy laws are only effective if they include civil rights protections that ensure personal data is processed safely and fairly regardless of race, gender, sexuality, age, or other protected characteristics.

06.27.24 | 2 min read
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FAS
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22 Organizations Urge Department of Education to Protect Students from Extreme Heat at Schools

FAS and our partner organizations welcome the opportunity to meet with the Department of Education to discuss recommendations as we enter another season of unprecedented heat.

06.18.24 | 3 min read
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Global Risk
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Nuclear Experts from the Federation of American Scientists Contribute to SIPRI Yearbook 2024

FAS researchers Hans Kristensen and Matt Korda with the Nuclear Information Project write in the new SIPRI Yearbook 2024, released today.

06.17.24 | 2 min read
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FAS
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Science and Tech Leaders Jim Gates, Theresa Mayer, and Allison Scott Join the Federation of American Scientists Board

The three new members to serve the nonpartisan organization include Drs: Jim Gates, Theresa Mayer, and Allison Scott.

06.07.24 | 5 min read
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Energy
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The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) Applauds the Newly Announced Board Selected to Lead the Foundation for Energy Security and Innovation (FESI)

“FAS enthusiastically celebrates this FESI milestone because, as one of the country’s oldest science and technology-focused public interest organizations, we recognize the scale of the energy transition challenge and the urgency to broker new collaborations and models to move new energy technology from lab to market,” says Dan Correa, CEO of FAS.

05.09.24 | 3 min read
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Global Risk
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America’s Nuclear Weapons Arsenal 2024: Annual Overview Released by the Federation of American Scientists

The total number of U.S. nuclear warheads are now estimated to include 1,770 deployed warheads, 1,938 reserved for operational forces. An additional 1,336 retired warheads are awaiting dismantlement, for a total inventory of 5,044 warheads.

05.07.24 | 3 min read
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Environment
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The Federation of American Scientists Presents Policy Proposals to Address the Human Toll of Extreme Heat, Hosts Summit with Arizona State University

In the absence of a national strategy to address the compounding impacts of extreme heat, states, counties, and cities have had to take on the responsibility of addressing the reality of extreme heat in their communities with limited resources.

04.29.24 | 5 min read
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Emerging Technology
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Federation of American Scientists Among Leading Technology Organizations Pushing Congress to Support Responsible AI Innovation NIST Funding Request

The joint advocacy effort calls for the establishment of an effective AI governance framework through NIST, including technical standards, test methods, and objective evaluation techniques for the emerging technology.

04.23.24 | 4 min read
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Global Risk
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Nuclear Notebook: Russian nuclear forces, 2024

Despite modernization of Russian nuclear forces and warnings about an increase of especially shorter-range non-strategic warheads, we do not yet see such an increase as far as open sources indicate.

03.07.24 | 3 min read
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Emerging Technology
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The Biorevolution is Underway. Now is the Time for Biology to Harness the Potential of Artificial Intelligence

Five federal policy recommendations to maximize opportunity and minimize risk at the intersection of biology and artificial intelligence

12.12.23 | 1 min read
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