WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) is teaming up with Metaculus to kick off the Climate Tipping Points Tournament, a virtual forecasting tournament aimed at helping policymakers make better informed decisions about climate change policies. The concept of forecasting is familiar to anyone who has checked their phone’s weather app before heading out […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federation of American Scientists joined over 30 leaders in the scientific, medical, public health, research, and science policy fields in providing a set of recommendations regarding oversight of enhanced potential pandemic pathogen (ePPP) research and dual use research to the National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity (NSABB). Research involving potential pandemic […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) calls upon Congress to reach a final agreement by the end of July on H.R. 4521, the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act, and S. 1260, the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). “The need for this legislation […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Day One contributor Dr. Geoffrey Ling will testify before the House Committee on Energy & Commerce on “ARPA-H: The Next Frontier of Biomedical Research.” Two years ago, Dr. Ling first called for the creation of an Advanced Research Project Agency for Health […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This evening, Federation of American Scientists CEO Dan Correa released the following statement on the resignation of Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Director Eric Lander following a White House investigation that confirmed allegations of misconduct: “There is no place in our community for bullying, harassment, and abuse. It is unacceptable […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, the Federation of American Scientists joined 35 organizations and individuals from the immigration and startup communities in an open letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas calling on him to make procedural changes to International Entrepreneur Parole. “Over half of the billion-dollar startups launched in the United States were founded […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) is excited to announce the expansion of its senior leadership team as the organization enters an ambitious new chapter of science and technology policymaking. Erica Goldman and Sara Schapiro have recently joined the FAS leadership team to advance science policy as well as education, workforce, and […]
Today the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) announced that the Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) Innovation Cohort is opening up ten years of data to engage in research to increase the rates of lifesaving organ donations every year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) announced the selection of Daniel Correa to serve as Chief Executive Officer of FAS. Since January, Dan has served as Acting President of FAS since former President Ali Nouri departed the organization to join the Biden-Harris Administration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federation of American Scientists (FAS), in collaboration with Congressman Bill Foster (D, IL-11) and his office, has launched a new Science Council to: The Science Council includes seven leading scientists and technologists, specializing in fields such as infectious diseases, artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, and social epidemiology. During the first FAS-convened meeting […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Federation of American Scientists Acting President Dan Correa released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s proposed $6 trillion budget request to Congress: “With a global pandemic disrupting the world and highlighting both the strengths and liabilities of the United States’ economy and infrastructure, the Federation of American Scientists commends President […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), with financial support from Schmidt Futures, announced that six organ procurement organizations (OPOs) have joined the FAS Organ Procurement Organization Innovation Cohort, committing to use data science and transparency to accelerate improved patient outcomes and to inform ongoing, data-driven policy development. This follows the finalization […]