Arati Prabhakar confirmed as White House Office of Science and Tech Policy director
The first woman of color and immigrant to hold the position, she will advise on maintaining U.S. competitiveness in emerging technologies with investments in R&D.
White House proposes biotech specialist as inaugural ARPA-H director
Renee Wegrzyn will be tasked with shaping ARPA-H‘s research portfolio to develop biomedical innovations preventing, detecting and treating diseases including cancer.
Senate committee waves through Prabhakar OSTP director nomination
Her proposed appointment now proceeds to the Senate floor for a simple majority vote.
Lawmakers urge incoming White House science chief to streamline agencies’ tech priorities
Senators at Arati Prabhakar's nomination hearing call on the policy leader to consolidate conflicting high-priority emerging tech programs at defense and civilian agencies.
White House nominates Arati Prabhakar for OSTP director role
If confirmed, she would be the first woman, immigrant and person of color confirmed to the position.
DARPA director cautions on AI’s limitations
The Pentagon's R&D arm is heavily invested in driving the future of artificial intelligence and machine learning, but the program's director warned the technology isn't without its limitations.