CHIPS Act

Arati Prabhakar confirmed as OSTP director

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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