Supply Chain

Government Officials Optimistic About U.S. Semiconductor Industry

Congressional and White House officials discussed how to best implement and sustain new domestic microprocessor production laws.

FERC Chairman Wants to Update Cybersecurity Requirements

Discussion of potential changes centered on a need for software transparency and independent supply-chain assessments.

Census Launches New Program to Modernize Supply Chain Data Sources

Through StatVentures, the Census Bureau seeks to improve the quality and speed of data describing the U.S. supply chain.

Latest Guidance Outlines Customer Responsibilities for Software Security

The guide provides recommendations throughout the product lifecycle, from procurement to deployment.

US and Allies Developing Deal on Export Controls Targeting China’s Chip Access

The head of the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security “would put down money” on the U.S. implementing additional export controls on China’s access to advanced technologies.

Russia Likely to Experience 'Technological Regress' Due to Sanctions, Experts Predict

A think tank report warned that the resulting sense of vulnerability could lead Russia to “double down” on nuclear capabilities.

A Look Into Proposed Tech Amendments for the 2023 NDAA

Hot topics proposed as add-ons to the Defense budget bill included expanded artificial intelligence investment and supply chain independence.

Government’s Role is to ‘Seed the Field’ of Semiconductor Workforce, Experts Say

A panel discussed how government, industry and academia are each uniquely positioned to contribute to the semiconductor industry and how they can work together to fill in the gaps.

NIST Kicks Off CHIPS Act Programs With Requests for Public Input

The requests will help the National Institute of Standards and Technology gain guidance from stakeholders on initiatives to help boost domestic semiconductor manufacturing.

Commerce Department Appoints Inaugural Members to Industrial Advisory Committee

The 24 members will give guidance to support the CHIPS for America program, including on issues such as research and development.

Industry Objections Spur Changes to Cybersecurity Provisions in Defense Bill  

Key members of the House and Senate are altering proposals for identifying systemically important critical infrastructure and securing the software supply chain.

Climate Change Poses Threat to U.S. National Security, GAO Says

The Government Accountability Office said federal agencies need to “increase their resilience” to climate risks that endanger technologies like radar sites and the electric grid. 

Department of Energy to Fund Biotech Research to Support Clean Energy

The agency announced $178 million in federal funding toward bioenergy studies, with a heavy emphasis on microbial research.

CHIPS Act is a 'Once in a Generation Investment' to Build Partnerships, Officials Say

Secretaries Blinken and Raimondo detailed the bilateral agreements underway to support U.S. semiconductor leadership.

NIST, Google Announce Chip R&D Partnership

The public-private sector collaboration will make industry standard chips available to smaller research entities to encourage semiconductor manufacturing.

Biden Spurs U.S. Biotechnology with New Order

In a surprise executive order, President Biden directed more federal resources to go toward establishing a competitive U.S. biomanufacturing sector to support independence in key input ingredients.