Tag Archive: Emerging technologies

Chokepoints

Ben Murphy
| May 2022

China’s "Science and Technology Daily," a state-run newspaper, published a revealing series of articles in 2018 on 35 different Chinese technological import dependencies. The articles, accessible here in English for the first time, express concern that strategic Chinese industries are vulnerable to any disruption to their supply of specific U.S., Japanese, and European “chokepoint” technologies. This issue brief summarizes the article series and analyzes the Chinese perspective on these import dependencies and their causes.

Privacy is Power

Foreign Affairs
| January 19, 2022

In an opinion piece for Foreign Affairs, a team of CSET authors alongside coauthors make the case for the use of privacy-enhancing technologies to protect personal privacy.

CSET Legislation Tracker

Daniel Hague Jennifer Melot
| September 2021

The CSET Legislation Tracker serves as a resource to identify and monitor U.S. federal legislation related to emerging technology and national security, with a particular focus on measures relevant to CSET’s key areas of inquiry such as research security, S&T development, and funding for hardware design and manufacturing capabilities. The tracker includes identifying information for each piece of legislation, links to related CSET analyses, and access to associated congressional hearings, among other items.

According to a CSET report, tech professionals expressed positive and neutral views on working with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Congress moves to unify ‘disjointed’ R&D effort

National Journal
| July 27, 2021

CSET's Director of CyberAI John Bansemer weighs in on the National Science and Technology Act as part of Congress' strategy to boost science and tech innovation while authorizing R&D spending.

CSET's Melissa Flagg and Jack Corrigan's latest report urges the U.S. Department to stop being innovation tourists.

Melissa Flagg and Jack Corrigan's latest policy brief urges for the U.S. Department of Defense to use more private sector innovation.

Jack Corrigan and Melissa Flagg's latest CSET policy brief offers recommendations for the DoD to effectively integrate innovative technology.

China’s Foreign Technology Wish List

Ryan Fedasiuk Emily S. Weinstein Anna Puglisi
| May 2021

“Science and technology diplomats” act as brokers as part of China’s broader strategy to acquire foreign technology. Each year, they file hundreds of official reports on their activities. This issue brief illuminates trends in the 642 reports filed by the S&T directorates of Chinese embassies and consulates from 2015 to 2020, quantifying which types of technologies the Chinese government is most focused on acquiring, and from where.

OSTP Offering Glimpse Into Biden-Era Research Security Policy

American Institute of Physics
| March 9, 2021

CSET Founding Director Jason Matheny joins the Biden administration as the Deputy Director for National Security at the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Coordinator for Technology and National Security at the National Security Council.