Arati Prabhakar confirmed as OSTP 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.

Biden administration appoints six policy experts to lead CHIPS Act implementation


Ronnie Chatterji will serve as White House Coordinator for CHIPS implementation at the National Economic Council.

President’s science and tech advisors recommend launch of $500M fund for semiconductor startups


The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology say such a fund would boost innovation by supporting chip manufacturers during the most vulnerable stages of company development.

Google Public Sector CEO: open-source chips likely to be ‘hundreds of times’ cheaper for researchers


Will Grannis tells FedScoop that projects like a recent agreement between Google and NIST to produce open-source chips will improve cybersecurity by encouraging researchers to become more involved in the hardware design process.

Commerce Department sets out zero-trust security approach to microelectronics supply chain


NIST wants to establish security analytics standards and a vulnerability strategy to counter recent counterfeiting and IP theft.

Pentagon’s R&E enterprise confronts emerging tech manufacturability gaps


The Pentagon’s research and engineering directorate is investigating manufacturing challenges that are affecting the defense industrial base and hindering its ability to deploy capabilities aligned with key technology areas.