The Week of September 19, 2022 – American Institute of Physics

FYI This Week highlights upcoming science policy events and summarizes news from the past week.

An artist’s rendition of the GOES-T satellite

An artist’s rendition of the GOES-T satellite, which launched in March and now monitors weather patterns in the western U.S. from geostationary orbit. (Image credit – NOAA)

An artist’s rendition of the GOES-T satellite, which launched in March and now monitors weather patterns in the western U.S. from geostationary orbit. (Image credit – NOAA)
The House Science Committee is holding hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively dedicated to the science of the changing Arctic region and the future of the weather satellite programs managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The witnesses at Tuesday’s hearing are leaders of the Interagency Arctic Research and Policy Committee, U.S. Arctic Research Commission, Woodwell Climate Research Center Arctic Program, and the Eskimo Walrus Commission. At Wednesday’s hearing, the committee will hear from NOAA’s observing systems program head and NASA’s director for interagency satellite programs, as well as an auditor of NOAA satellite programs. NOAA has traditionally bundled its weather observation instruments into large-scale satellites that are assigned to particular geostationary and polar orbits, and NASA is currently overseeing the construction and launch of the latest satellite constellations for both types of orbit. Last year, NOAA announced it would start using a “portfolio approach” to observations that more flexibly integrates data from various sources, including commercial satellites. That next-generation Earth observation architecture is still in its early planning phases.
The Senate Intelligence Committee is holding an open hearing on Wednesday titled, “Protecting American Innovation: Industry, Academia, and the National Counterintelligence and Security Center.” Among the witnesses is former NCSC Director Bill Evanina, who testified before the committee last year at an open hearing focused on foreign influence and research exploitation campaigns by the Chinese government. The hearings are part of a series of public and private meetings organized by Committee Chair Mark Warner (D-VA) and Vice Chair Marco Rubio (R-FL) to raise concerns about China’s methods of pursuing technologies critical to economic and national security. The other witnesses for this week’s hearing are Texas A&M University Chief Research Officer Kevin Gamache, former counterintelligence official Michelle Van Cleave, and cybersecurity policy expert Robert Cheldon.
Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo will join a meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology on Wednesday to discuss implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act. The Commerce Department is stewarding $50 billion in semiconductor initiatives funded by the act, and earlier this month PCAST approved a report that offers recommendations on how to structure the act’s semiconductor R&D programs, though the final report is not yet public. The White House also released a draft National Strategy on Microelectronics Research last week and is seeking public feedback. Following Raimondo’s presentation, PCAST will discuss regional innovation programs authorized by the act with Erwin Gianchandani, head of NSF’s new Technology, Innovation and Partnerships Directorate, and Alejandra Castillo, head of the Economic Development Administration at the Commerce Department. On Sept. 2, EDA awarded $1 billion to 21 regional industry clusters using pandemic recovery funds, and the CHIPS and Science Act envisions the agency establishing a sustained effort to seed technology hubs across the U.S.
The U.S. position in international climate change negotiations has changed markedly now that an ambitious slate of clean energy measures will be established and funded through the Inflation Reduction Act. The Biden administration will have a marquee opportunity to showcase an updated diplomatic strategy at the inaugural Global Clean Energy Action Forum, taking place Thursday and Friday in Pittsburgh. The event will be attended by senior leaders from 31 countries for a joint convening of the Clean Energy and Mission Innovation Ministerials, which are diplomatic initiatives focused on the development and deployment of clean-energy technologies. In addition, the event will feature the first meeting of a new “youth engagement track” called the Energy of the Future Forum, aimed at involving students and early-career professionals in the transition to clean energy sources. Numerous officials from the White House, federal agencies, and the national labs will be speaking at the event, including Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, National Economic Advisor Brian Deese, and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. The next opportunity to strengthen worldwide agreements on climate is approaching in November with the COP27 United Nations climate change conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
The National Academies is hosting a three-day workshop starting Wednesday to discuss options for rebuilding research and education infrastructure in Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s invasion. The workshop is chaired by former National Science Foundation Director Rita Colwell and will include panel discussions with officials from various Ukrainian and European research institutions. Separately on Wednesday, the Academies is holding a half-day Endless Frontier Symposium to discuss potential reforms to research and higher education institutions in the U.S. The symposium builds on a 2020 Academies event that marked the 75th anniversary of Science: The Endless Frontier, a landmark science policy report written by World War II science administrator Vannevar Bush. Biden administration officials participating in the event include White House Office of Science and Technology Policy interim director Alondra Nelson and Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science and Innovation Geri Richmond.
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) visits ITER

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), center, on a visit to the ITER site in March 2022. ITER Chief Scientist Tim Luce, right, testified before Manchin’s committee last week. (Image credit – ITER)

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), center, on a visit to the ITER site in March 2022. ITER Chief Scientist Tim Luce, right, testified before Manchin’s committee last week. (Image credit – ITER)
At a hearing last week, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Joe Manchin (D-WV) extolled fusion energy as a “potential pathway to world peace” and spoke enthusiastically of his recent visit to ITER, an international fusion facility under construction in France. “It left me profoundly reflective of the potential of the technology to transform our energy future. Touring a facility dedicated to international scientific and engineering collaboration among our geopolitical rivals, including Russia, including China … and allies helps restore faith in what we can do together given so much conflict at present,” Manchin reflected. Much of the hearing explored how ITER will complement other fusion experiments supported by the Department of Energy and private fusion startups. For instance, DOE’s Lead Fusion Coordinator Scott Hsu noted that although ITER will be a unique research tool it alone will not demonstrate all the technologies necessary for a viable commercial fusion industry. However, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) aired skepticism about the benefits of U.S. participation in ITER, stating that the project is “progressing slowly and increasing in cost” at a time when fusion companies have attracted billions of dollars in private investment to pursue quicker paths to fusion. Ranking Member John Barrasso (R-WY) also probed the national security implications of collaborating with Russia and China on the project.
The governing council of the ITER Organization announced on Sept. 15 it has selected electrical engineer Pietro Barabaschi as ITER’s next director-general (DG). The organization is the international collaboration responsible for building and eventually operating the France-based ITER facility, which will be the world’s largest fusion energy experiment. Barabaschi is currently acting director of Fusion for Energy, the organization that manages the European Union’s contribution to ITER, and he has also been overseeing the EU’s contributions to three efforts it is pursuing in partnership with Japan: the JT-60SA tokamak, the IFMIF/EVEDA linear accelerator, and the International Fusion Energy Research Center. Earlier in his career, he held positions at ITER work sites in San Diego and Munich and at the Joint European Torus facility in the U.K. The previous DG of ITER, Bernard Bigot, died in May, and the organization’s deputy DG Eisuke Tada will continue leading it on an interim basis until Barabaschi’s arrival next month. ITER has indicated that due to pandemic disruptions it will soon announce cost increases and a delay in the facility’s anticipated 2025 start date.
NASA announced last week that Science Mission Directorate head Thomas Zurbuchen plans to leave his position at the end of the year, having held it since late 2016. Zurbuchen pointed out in a blog post that none of his predecessors had been in the role for so continuously long as he has. (Ed Weiler served for more time across two separate appointments.) Further explaining his decision, Zurbuchen wrote, “After six-plus years, I feel I have had a chance to implement my best ideas. There are, without doubt, other great leaders with other amazing ideas that need to be tried, and the science community deserves the opportunity to give them that chance. Most importantly, the state of NASA’s science program is strong and ready for that change now.” During his time as directorate head, Zurbuchen has overseen, among other accomplishments, the successful launch of the beleaguered James Webb Space Telescope, a major expansion of NASA’s planetary science program, a renaissance in lunar science, the dawn of commercially operated science missions, the creation of a planetary defense program, and the flourishing of cubesat-based science. According to Zurbuchen, his next step will be to “take a break.”
President Biden issued an executive order last week that sets priorities for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an interagency panel that recommends whether the president should block certain business transactions on national security grounds. The order requires CFIUS to pay close attention to investments involving “technologies that are fundamental to national security,” listing as examples “microelectronics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and biomanufacturing, quantum computing, advanced clean energy, and climate adaptation technologies.” It also directs the White House Office of Science and Technology to periodically publish a list of such technologies in consultation with federal agencies. The technology areas highlighted in the order overlap with the list of “critical and emerging technologies” released by OSTP early this year. The Biden administration’s emphasis on these technologies was highlighted in a speech last week by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, who discussed initiatives funded by the CHIPS and Science Act as well as prospective changes to export control policy and creation of a process for monitoring U.S. investments abroad, which is outside the scope of CFIUS. He said the process would focus on investments “that would not be captured by export controls and could enhance the technological capabilities of our competitors in the most sensitive areas.”
President Biden issued an executive order last week establishing the National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative, which aims to accelerate R&D, strengthen biosecurity, and bolster supply chains across the health, energy, agriculture, and industrial sectors. The White House also released a fact sheet identifying actions already underway at federal agencies, such as $1 billion the Department of Defense plans to spend over five years to support domestic biomanufacturing infrastructure. The Department of Energy also plans to expand funding for demonstrations of biorefinery technology capable of converting biomass to renewable fuels and chemicals. Administration officials discussed next steps for the initiative in a three-hour summit at the White House.
The Department of Energy announced last week that it is launching a Floating Offshore Wind Shot initiative that will seek to lower the cost of energy generated by floating offshore wind turbines by at least 70% to $45 per megawatt-hour by 2035. It is the fifth in DOE’s series of “Energy Earthshots,” with the others setting analogous cost and capability goals for clean hydrogen, energy storage, carbon capture and sequestration, and geothermal energy. DOE announced the new Earthshot as part of a series of actions involving the Departments of Commerce, Interior, and Transportation.
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Peer Review Week
(continues through Friday)
NSF: Cyberinfrastructure Advisory Committee meeting
(continues Tuesday)
National Academies: “Community Support Partnerships and Inclusive Environments for Black Students and Professionals in Science, Engineering, and Medicine”
(continues Tuesday)
NTIA: Spectrum Policy Symposium
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
CSIS: “The European Approach to Regulating AI”
3:30 – 4:30 pm
ITIF: “Tech Policy 101: Fall 2022 Educational Seminar Series for Congressional and Federal Staff”
(continues through Oct. 25)
Department of Education: National HBCU Week Conference
(continues through Friday)
NIST: Integrated Circuits for Metrology Workshop
(continues Wednesday)
NSF: Environmental Research and Education Advisory Committee meeting
(continues Wednesday)
NASA: Heliophysics Advisory Committee meeting
(continues Wednesday)
Senate: “Tightening the Screws on Russia: Smart Sanctions, Economic Statecraft, and Next Steps”
9:00 am, Banking Committee
Senate: “U.S. Nuclear Strategy and Policy”
9:30 am
House: “Amplifying the Arctic: Strengthening Science to Respond to a Rapidly Changing Arctic”
10:00 am, Science Committee
National Academies: “Symposium on Advancing and Sustaining an Equity-Oriented Science”
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
House: Legislative hearing on the Public Lands and Waters Climate Leadership Act
11:00 am, Natural Resources Committee
EESI: “What Congress Needs to Know About Corporate Climate Risk, Resilience, and Disclosures,” with Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
National Academies: “Chemistry of Fires at the Wildland-Urban Interface,” report release briefing
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Carnegie Mellon University: “Launching a Transformational Decade of Climate Action: A Distinguished Lecture with OSTP’s Sally Benson”
4:30 pm
GCEAF: Global Clean Energy Action Forum
(continues through Friday)
National Academies: “Workshop on Rebuilding Research, Education, and Innovation in Ukraine”
(continues through Friday)
SASTA: Global Conference for Diaspora Networks in Science
(continues through Friday)
SPIE: Photonics Industry Summit
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
House: “Looking Back to Predict the Future: The Next Generation of Weather Satellites”
10:00 am, Science Committee
White House: President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology meeting
12:15 – 4:15 pm
Stanford University: “Inequitable Climate: Hurricanes, Flooding, and Vulnerable Communities,” with Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC)
12:00 pm PDT
NIH: National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity meeting
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Senate: “Protecting American Innovation: Industry, Academia, and the National Counterintelligence and Security Center”
2:30 pm, Intelligence Committee
National Academies: “Climate Conversations: The Grid”
4:00 – 5:00 pm
US Energy Association: 4th Annual Advanced Energy Technology Forum
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
House: “State of Emergency: Examining the Impact of Growing Wildfire Risk on the Insurance Market”
9:00 am, Financial Services Committee
Resources for the Future: “The Global Climate Policy Partnership: Decarbonizing Global Manufacturing”
9:00 – 10:30 am
Senate: “Opportunities and Challenges in Deploying Innovative Battery and Non-Battery Technologies for Energy Storage”
10:00 am, Energy and Natural Resources Committee
ASU / Washington Business Journal: “CHIPS for America: Winning the Race to Make the Best Microchips in the World”
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
NNSA: Defense Programs Advisory Committee meeting
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
National Academies: “Endless Frontier Symposium: Research and Higher Education Institutions for the Next 75 Years”
12:00 – 5:00 pm
White House: “Clinical Genomics: Ending Diagnostic Odysseys and Enhancing Equity in Patient Care”
1:00 – 3:00 pm
 NIH: “Diving Deeper into the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy”
1:30 pm
NIST: CHIPS for America Strategy Paper Briefing
3:00 – 4:00 pm
CSET: “The Biotechnology Landscape”
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Harvard Belfer Center: “Beyond the Nuclear Canon: Teaching the Bomb in the 21st Century”
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Philosophical Society of Washington: “The Endless Frontier: DOD Basic Research Initiatives”
8:00 pm
NSF: Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee meeting
(continues Tuesday)
NASA: Coverage of DART impact with the asteroid Dimorphos
6:00 pm
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The American Institute of Physics is seeking applicants for its 2023-2024 State Department Fellowship program. The fellow will work at the department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., on topics at the intersection of science, policy, and international affairs. Qualified individuals at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a doctorate in physics or a field closely related to the physical sciences, membership in an AIP Member Society, and eligibility for a security clearance, among other qualifications. Applications are due Oct. 31.
The American Geophysical Union is accepting applications for its science policy and government relations internship this fall. Interns will monitor congressional events, write blog posts, and help organize advocacy events, among other responsibilities. Interested individuals must have completed at least two years of coursework towards a degree in Earth or space sciences.
The Fusion Industry Association is hiring interns to work on a full or part-time basis. Interns will support the organization’s policy, communications, research, and programming activities by participating in outreach activities, writing press releases, and contributing to reports. Applicants should be at least juniors in college and have an interest in energy policy or physical science.
For additional opportunities, please visit Know of an opportunity for scientists to engage in science policy? Email us at [email protected].
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E&E News: Biden touts climate bill at big White House ‘celebration’
White House: Executive order on implementation of the energy and infrastructure provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act
White House: Biden-⁠Harris administration announces new ‘Buy Clean’ actions to ensure American manufacturing leads in the 21st century
White House: Remarks by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan at the Special Competitive Studies Project Global Emerging Technologies Summit
OSTP: Remarks of interim OSTP Director Alondra Nelson at Micron manufacturing center groundbreaking
OSTP: Readout of the ninth National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force meeting
Defense News: Congress races to reauthorize small business research grants favored by Pentagon
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): As pivotal small business research programs near expiration, Shaheen leads permanent reauthorization solution
Emerging Technologies Institute: What is the Small Business Innovation Research program? (video)
CSIS: Renew SBIR, just defend the recipients against China (report)
Senate Energy Committee: Republicans demand answers on report of DOE sending taxpayer-funded technology to China
The Hill: It’s time to fund America’s investments in the future (perspective by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), et al.)
The Economist: Biden’s industrial policy is big, bold, and fraught with difficulty
National Journal: Backlogs and bottlenecks: Why the CHIPS and Science Act won’t be a quick fix for US industry
Bloomberg: The holes in America’s China-style industrial policy on EVs and batteries (perspective by Anjani Trivedi)
Roll Call: High-tech competition with China should be focus, report urges
Wall Street Journal: Chinese investment flows to Silicon Valley venture funds
Wall Street Journal: Foreign investors fund shell companies that harass American innovators (perspective by Michael Mukasey)
HSNS: Fighting the Cold War and the ‘Market War’ through critical technologies, 1979 – 1992 (paper by Julia Marino)
The Verge: Worshippers of Elon Musk have flocked to the middle of nowhere in Texas to watch SpaceX’s attempts to build a space-worthy rocket — and to find friends
Research Policy: A contingent valuation study of citizens’ attitudes about CERN with and without information about implicit taxes (paper by Francesco Giffoni and Massimo Florio)
Nature: Inside the US Supreme Court’s war on science
Fox News: ‘Ultraconservative’ Supreme Court undermines science, Nature magazine reports
ScienceInsider: Sexual harassment ignored by US Antarctic Research Program, employees say
Nature Reviews Physics: How you can change gender stereotypes about physicists (perspective by Jess Wade)
Symmetry: Being able to see themselves as physicists can make or break students’ ability to thrive in the field
Forbes: Lessons from a mermaid about representation in science and engineering (perspective by Marshall Shepherd)
Issues in Science and Technology: Academic mentorship needs a more scientific approach (perspective by Beronda Montgomery, et al.)
Physics World: Why even great physicists like Athene Donald suffer from impostor syndrome (perspective by Matin Durrani)
Philadelphia Inquirer: Temple professor falsely accused of spying for China urges court to revive his suit against the FBI
APA Justice: Letter requesting Biden to withdraw nomination of Tennessee attorney who was lead prosecutor in China Initiative case
Bloomberg: How the arrest of a burned-out Chinese intelligence officer exposed an economic-espionage machine
NSPN: Science diaspora networks: A report on their goals, functions, and future (report)
Scholarly Kitchen: Quantifying the impact of the OSTP open access policy (perspective by Christos Petrou)
The Received Wisdom: The politics of open access (audio)
The Geyser: With the OSTP focusing on making papers and data ‘open,’ will there be more CI and CUI utilization? (perspective by Kent Anderson)
Times Higher Education: Asia tipped to follow US lead with open access mandates
Nature: Five-year campaign breaks science’s citation paywall
Nature: Citation data are now open, but that’s far from enough (editorial)
Scholarly Kitchen: We asked the community: Is research integrity possible without peer review?
NIH: Case study in research integrity: You can disagree, without being disagreeable (perspective by Mike Lauer)
NIH: Reminders about financial conflicts of interest and other support
Research Policy: There and back again: Revisiting Vannevar Bush, the linear model, and the freedom of science (paper by Jamie Shaw)
Lawrence Livermore National Lab: Lab directors discuss LLNL’s past, present, and future at ‘historic conversation’
Lawrence Livermore National Lab: Former LLNL Director Johnny Foster at 100
Physics World: National Ignition Facility’s laser-fusion milestone ignites debate
Los Alamos National Lab: Campus master plan outlines the next 30 years
Los Alamos National Lab: Dave Funk to depart LANL to become vice president of the Enhanced Capabilities for Subcritical Experiments portfolio
Fermilab: Fermilab announces Bonnie Fleming as new deputy director and chief research officer
Berkeley Lab: New earthquake research facility will help lead to resilient buildings and infrastructure
Jefferson Lab: A project will simulate a new design for boosting maximum energy of CEBAF
DOE: Order establishing accelerator specific safety requirements
DESY: Unique X-ray microscope is to set new standards for Germany as a science location
NRAO: NRAO mission statement update strengthens observatory’s long-standing commitment to DEI
Science|Business: Romania moves to put dispute over the EU-funded gamma beam facility to bed
National Academies: Cryptography and the intelligence community: The future of encryption (report)
The Hill: How the CHIPS Act supercharges the US quantum industry (perspective by Dario Gil and Paul Dabbar)
NSF: NSF announces increased support for capacity building in quantum information science and engineering research
NTIA: The NTIA-FCC MOU: What a new era of spectrum coordination will look like
Financial Times: US struggles to mobilize its East Asian ‘Chip 4’ alliance
South China Morning Post: Dutch chip manufacturing tool maker ASML still aims to expand China workforce, despite tighter US export restrictions
Wall Street Journal: US seeks to bring Mexico on board with plans for chips, clean energy     
NIST: NIST and Google to create new supply of chips for researchers and tech startups
NSF: Open knowledge network roadmap: Powering the next data revolution (report)
National Academies: Toward a 21st-century national data infrastructure (report)
Washington Post: What if the US loses the AI race against China? (perspective by David Ignatius)
NASA: NASA funds projects to study orbital debris, space sustainability
Aerospace Corporation: Policy compliance roadmap for small satellites (report)
ScienceInsider: NASA’s unprecedented asteroid-deflection mission is more than ‘billiards in space,’ scientists say
National Academies: Planning the future space weather operations and research infrastructure (report)
National Academies: Planetary protection considerations for missions to solar System small bodies (report)
SpacePolicyOnline: UAE and China to partner on lunar rover
SpaceNews: NASA requests proposals for second Artemis crewed lunar lander
New York Times: The search for intelligent life is about to get a lot more interesting
New York Times: Oil executives privately contradicted public statements on climate, files show
State Department: NASA’s role in climate science research
NASA: NASA, First Street Foundation announce collaboration on climate risk research
NPR: Why heat wave warnings are falling short in the US
E&E News: Trump White House bowed to EPA pressure on ‘secret science’ rule
Chemical and Engineering News: US Chemical Safety Board leaders aim to reboot agency
National Academies: The chemistry of fires at the wildland-urban interface (report)
NOAA: Draft strategic plan for federal research and monitoring of ocean acidification (report)
Science: High seas treaty within reach (perspective by Kristina Gjerde, et al.)
Nature Energy: Energy innovation funding and institutions in major economies (paper by Jonas Meckling, et al.)
ITIF: The hydrogen hubs conundrum: How to fund an ecosystem (report)
Energy Futures Initiative: Hydrogen isn’t new — at least not in the Gulf Coast
Wall Street Journal: Battery recycling race heats up after Inflation Reduction Act
Utility Dive: Coal plant sites could host 265 gigawatts of advanced nuclear, costing 35% less than greenfield projects: DOE
The Honest Broker: Coal-to-nuclear is smart climate policy (perspective by Roger Pielke Jr.)
GAO: DOE should institutionalize oversight plans for demonstrations of new nuclear reactor types (report)
DOE: Responses to RFI on using a consent-based siting process to identify federal interim storage facilities (report)
Bloomberg: Democrats imperil White House plan to wean US off Russian uranium
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Some fuels never learn. DOE returns to costly and risky plutonium separation technologies (perspective by Jungmin Kang, et al.)
South China Morning Post: China approves construction of pulsed power fusion plant with plans to generate fusion energy by 2028
GAO: FY22 earmarks for the Department of Energy (report)
DOD: DOD awards $55 million to foster development of community college STEM education consortia
DARPA: DARPA taps new small business innovation sources for classified efforts
SpaceNews: New tri-agency office to coordinate US missile-defense space programs Optics: US Space Command launches partnership with University of Arizona
CRS: DOD directed energy weapons: Background and issues for Congress (report)
Defense One: Shield critical infrastructure from electromagnetic pulses, DHS says
Texas National Security Review: Technology acquisition and arms control: Thinking through the hypersonic weapons debate (perspective by Carrie Lee)
GAO: Climate change risks to national security (report)
Defense News: Inspector general clears former DIU chief Mike Brown of ethics allegations
Breaking Defense: AUKUS at one year: Aussie defense brief says Navy faces ‘high risks’ in modernization race
South China Morning Post: China protests to International Atomic Energy Agency over AUKUS nuclear safeguards
Washington Post: ‘Untrustworthy and ineffective’: Panel blasts governments’ COVID response
Politico: How Bill Gates and partners used their clout to control the global COVID response — with little oversight
Fox News: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) threatens to investigate royalties to Fauci, other officials, if GOP takes Senate
New York Times: Reflection on Biden’s push to create ARPA–H (perspective by Ezra Klein)
Conspiracyland: The strange story of Havana Syndrome (audio)
New York Times: US rebukes Russia for claims of secret bioweapons in Ukraine
BIS: Request for comments on potential export controls on instruments for automated synthesis of peptides
State Department: Blinken remarks at Purdue University on STEM careers in the State Department
State Department: New sanctions implemented against set of Russian research institutes and technology companies
Research Professional: German’s biggest research funder recommends ban on Russia coauthorship
The Guardian: Imperial College to shut joint research ventures with Chinese defense firms
South China Morning Post: Why decoupling from the US will impede China’s technological progress (perspective by Cong Cao)
Science: Risks of decoupling from China on low-carbon technologies (perspective by Michael Davidson, et al.)
Nature: China’s young researchers offered new opportunities (perspective by Jingru Zhang, et al.)
Science|Business: EU called out for bureaucratic obstacles to cross-border researcher mobility
Science|Business: New scheme will allow Thailand-based researchers to join European Research Council teams
Science|Business: European Investment Bank approves €6.1 billion for a broad range of corporate R&D projects
Science for Policy: Janusz Bujnicki on developing science advice in Poland (audio)
Public Policy Forum: Growth, innovation, and the organization of science policy in Canada (perspective by Robert Asselin)
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