The technology sector has been on edge, waiting to see if the new administration will make the reforms needed to spur innovation and startup activity, or whether it will make policy changes that end up stifling it. There are a few key areas of tech policy that are top of mind for tech CEOs and other industry participants, including four key issues: Expanding tech talent, intellectual property protection, AI and automation, and net neutrality.
The Trump administration formally launched an investigation into Chinese intellectual property theft on Friday in a signal that the departure of Steve Bannon, one of its most prominent economic nationalists, is unlikely to alter its tougher trade line against Beijing.
Two White House offices issued guidance to federal agencies today in formulating their FY2019 budget requests on the Trump Administration’s research and development (R&D) priorities. Civil space activities are not on the list, but military space systems are briefly mentioned.
Today (8/14) at the White House, President Donald J. Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum asking the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to investigate China’s laws, policies, practices, and actions. The President was joined by Secretary Wilbur Ross, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn, and Director of the White House National Trade Council Peter Navarro.
President Donald Trump on Monday will order his top trade adviser to determine whether to investigate Chinese trade practices that force U.S. firms operating in China to turn over intellectual property, senior administration officials said on Saturday.
President Donald Trump's administration is endorsing a Barack Obama-era effort enlisting startup companies to develop solutions for the military's toughest technology challenges. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Thursday he expects the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental will not only survive but "grow in its influence and its impact" under the Republican administration.
President Trump is prepping to tackle a nearly $500 billion problem. While the path of his quest is far from certain, Trump's directive to his trade officials to start preparing for an investigation on China's intellectual property policies was welcomed by an industry that has struggled with counterfeiting and piracy for years.
“We want to encourage as many children as possible to explore STEM fields, in the hope that many develop a passion for these fields,” Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said at a 26 July White House press briefing where she accepted the gift. But the White House and the department released no details about the planned camp, leaving many STEM professionals uncertain about what the Trump administration has in mind.
Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Wednesday announced plans to build a $10 billion LCD display panel screen plant in Wisconsin, a deal President Donald Trump asserted would not have happened without his efforts. The company said it plans to invest $10 billion over four years to build a 20-million square foot plant that could eventually employ up to 13,000.
White House press secretary Sarah Huchabee Sanders handed what she said was a $100,000 check to DeVos at the White House press briefing. The donation will fund a camp to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, DeVos said.