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  • A Microelectronic “Canary in a Coal Mine”

    A Microelectronic “Canary in a Coal Mine”A Call to a New Approach for National Security Introduction The United States no longer has the manufacturing capability or access to materials needed for continued economic growth and prosperity for our people. The United States is entering a period of increased national security risk due to lack of access to specific goods and products. One specific industrial sector—microelectronics—is emblematic of the issue. A similar argument could be posed…

    In Articles by Honorable Alan R. Shaffer
  • Securing Critical Supply Chains

    Strategies for Sovereignty Over Critical Supplies During times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the significance of securing critical supply chains to uphold national security becomes evident. How can the United States maintain sovereignty and protect its interests when our economy and national security are dependent on external, global supplies of services and products? We discuss three strategies that the United States can adopt to maintain full sovereignty over critical supply chains: Fully US…

    In Articles by Michael S. Swetnam and Jennifer Buss, PhD
  • Authentication Using Biometrics: How to Prove Who You Are

    It is increasingly important to be able to prove that you are who you say you are. Logging into a computer, operating an ATM, voting, and making purchases on credit all require authentication. The field of biometrics studies anatomical, physiological, and behavioral attributes of humans that can be used to distinguish one person from others. Historically, modalities like fingerprints have been used to uniquely identify a person. Biometric measures can be used to authenticate a…

    In Articles by Robert Hummel, PhD; Timothy W. Bumpus, PhD; Alyssa Adcock, PhD; and Sharon Layani

The White House recently announced the new National Microbiome Initiative, and multiple federal agencies will contribute a total of $121 million to support this new program. Microbiome refers to the communities of microorganisms that influence almost every process and environment on Earth. For example, the microbiome in the human gut digests food, and research has found that it is influenced by diet and antibiotics. For years, scientists have asked for a widespread, coordinated effort to study microbiomes. Scientists aim to identify healthy microbiomes, and learn how to alter unhealthy ones. See: http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i21/White-House-announces-microbiome-initiative.html.

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Autonomous Vehicles: What’s the Deal?

Autonomous Vehicles: What’s the Deal?

Autonomous vehicle technology promises to make driverless vehicles a reality. Yet the introduction of commercial driverless vehicles has been delayed, and there are warning signals that perhaps the technology will not be ready any time soon. We...
Autonomous Vehicles: What’s the Deal?
Autonomous Vehicles: What’s the Deal?
Re-Embrace American Science and Technology Reimagine, Reinvent, Restart

Re-Embrace American Science and Technology Reimagine, Reinvent, Restart

America must invest in bold, imaginative, and inspirational endeavors to tackle the hardest challenges facing the world–challenges which may only be overcome through inspired scientific research and inventive technological development. As Americans...
Re-Embrace American Science and Technology Reimagine, Reinvent, Restart
Re-Embrace American Science and Technology Reimagine, Reinvent, Restart
Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology

Introduction The term “synthetic biology” was coined over a century ago. Since then, synthetic biology has grown into a diverse, multidisciplinary field that leverages tools, techniques, and ideas from biology, chemistry, engineering, computer...
Synthetic Biology
Synthetic Biology
Can Humans Think?

Can Humans Think?

In 1950, Alan Turing famously asked the question, “Can Machines Think?” His seminal paper, “Computing Machinery and Intelligence,” led to the introduction of the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Alan Turing did not answer his own question,...
Can Humans Think?
Can Humans Think?
Authentication Using Biometrics: How to Prove Who You Are

Authentication Using Biometrics: How to Prove Who You Are

It is increasingly important to be able to prove that you are who you say you are. Logging into a computer, operating an ATM, voting, and making purchases on credit all require authentication. The field of biometrics studies anatomical,...
Authentication Using Biometrics: How to Prove Who You Are
Authentication Using Biometrics: How to Prove Who You Are
Securing Critical Supply Chains

Securing Critical Supply Chains

Strategies for Sovereignty Over Critical Supplies During times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the significance of securing critical supply chains to uphold national security becomes evident. How can the United States maintain sovereignty...
Securing Critical Supply Chains
Securing Critical Supply Chains
A Microelectronic “Canary in a Coal Mine”

A Microelectronic “Canary in a Coal Mine”

A Microelectronic “Canary in a Coal Mine”A Call to a New Approach for National Security Introduction The United States no longer has the manufacturing capability or access to materials needed for continued economic growth and prosperity for our people....
A Microelectronic “Canary in a Coal Mine”
A Microelectronic “Canary in a Coal Mine”

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