Supply Chain

Semiconductor industry group warns against new limits on chip exports to China

A spokesperson for the National Security Council told Nextgov/FCW that the Biden administration’s export controls “have been carefully tailored to focus on technology with national security implications.”

State Department's Plan to Use $500M CHIPS Funding to Bolster the Supply Chain

The State Department is using its CHIPS funding to foster relations with allies, strengthen supply chains and build a robust semiconductor ecosystem.

US Needs Biotechnology Investment to Avoid Playing Catch-Up in Future, Admin Official Says

OSTP Director Arati Prabhakar discussed the Biden administration’s ongoing tech priorities following a record-breaking fiscal year 2024 budget request for research and development.

NIST Unveils Vision and Strategy for National Semiconductor Tech Center

The center will support semiconductor research and development efforts to advance U.S. competitiveness.

Government, Industry and Academia Stress Need for Semiconductor Workers

The experts from each sector noted it is imperative for the U.S. to address this workforce challenge to meet the nation’s semiconductor needs and innovate.

Republican Lawmakers Want to Know Where $50B CHIPS Funding is Going

Several Republican leaders sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo asking for details about the funding.

Industry Lays Out  Strategy for National Semiconductor Center Success

There are four key items needed to create a resilient semiconductor ecosystem and to help boost U.S. competitiveness.

First CHIPS for America Funding is Now Available

The $39 billion will go towards American semiconductor manufacturing.

Commerce Head Says U.S. Must Double Semiconductor Workforce in Next Decade

The Commerce Secretary hopes to help meet American leadership, innovation, national security and economic goals.

Biden’s State of the Union Highlights Semiconductor Success and Big Tech Privacy Concerns

The president applauded the CHIPS and Science Act and urged lawmakers to crack down on big tech’s data privacy and surveillance practices.

NSF to Helm Nearly $50M Semiconductor Public-Private Partnership

The National Science Foundation will work alongside four private sector companies to spur developments in the U.S.-based semiconductor manufacturing field.

NIST Seeks Input on Governance of the National Semiconductor Technology Center

The agency is looking for responses on policy and governance frameworks for the center, which was created as part of the CHIPS Act.

2022 Year in Review: Critical Update

Nextgov’s favorite episodes from the final year of the Critical Update podcast.

VA Cancels Future Deployments of New Supply Chain Management System

The agency’s decision to transition away from using the Defense Department’s supply chain logistics solution comes after lawmakers and the VA’s Office of Inspector General questioned the system’s value.

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.