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FY24 NDAA AI Tracker

FAS is launching this live blog post to track all proposals around artificial intelligence (AI) that have been included in the NDAA.

07.18.23 | 2 min read
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Six Policy Ideas for the National AI Strategy

With U.S. companies creating powerful frontier AI models, the federal government must guide this technology’s growth toward public benefit and risk mitigation. Here are six ways to do that.

07.12.23 | 4 min read
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Focused Research Organizations: A New Model for Scientific Research

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.

06.15.23 | 4 min read
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One Small Step: Anticipatory Diplomacy in Outer Space

The United States should take the diplomatic lead in developing multilateral protocols to resolve conflicts and facilitate the peaceful development of a space mining sector.

06.08.23 | 14 min read
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Applying ARPA-I: A Proven Model for Transportation Infrastructure

ARPA-I is the newest addition to a long line of successful ARPAs that continue to deliver breakthrough innovations across the defense, intelligence, energy, and health sectors.

06.06.23 | 22 min read
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Share an Idea For What FESI Can Do To Advance DOE’s Mission

Do you have ideas that could inform an ambitious project that FESI has a comparative advantage pursuing? We want to hear it.

05.25.23 | 3 min read
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FESI >> Priority Use Cases

Friends of FESI have identified priority use cases to inform project ideas.

05.25.23 | 3 min read
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The bold vision of the CHIPS and Science Act isn’t getting the funding it needs

The CHIPS and Science Act establishes a compelling vision for U.S. innovation and place-based industrial policy, but that vision is already being hampered by tight funding.

05.23.23 | 10 min read
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CHIPS and Science Funding Update: FY 2023 Omnibus, FY 2024 Budget Both Short by Billions

Here’s how CHIPS and Science funding is shaping up in the battle over the federal budget.

05.12.23 | 12 min read
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Policy Memo
Visa Interview Waivers after COVID

Even though the COVID emergency is over, personal appearance waivers should be a standing policy in low risk cases.

05.11.23 | 10 min read
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How Do OpenAI’s Efforts To Make GPT-4 “Safer” Stack Up Against The NIST AI Risk Management Framework?

Before releasing a new, powerful system like GPT-4 to millions of users, we must ask: “How can we know that this system is safe, trustworthy, and reliable enough to be released?”

05.11.23 | 9 min read
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State Department Must Urgently Update the Exchange Visitor Skills List To Safeguard American Interests

The J1 visa Exchange Visitor Program, a pivotal mechanism fostering global cultural exchange and dissemination of specialized knowledge, remains regrettably stagnant since its last renewal in 2009.

05.11.23 | 2 min read
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