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April 03, 2017

Some have reacted to President Trump’s proposed budget by claiming that it severely reduces funding for science, yet the net impact isn’t likely to dramatically change the overall level of research and development (R&D) funding. Instead, the budget blueprint would likely shift the mix of funding at the federal level, away from basic research and into applied research and development.

March 31, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump is extending by one year special powers introduced by former President Barack Obama that allow the government to issue sanctions against people and organizations engaged in significant cyberattacks and cybercrime against the U.S.

March 29, 2017

First daughter Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos teamed up to urge young girls to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) during a trip to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on Tuesday.

March 28, 2017

Friday's approval of a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline is just the opening act of a renewed fight to get the project built.  Environmentalists who waged a years long war against the controversial project during the Obama administration have lined up to fight it again now. President Trump’s decision to give Keystone developer TransCanada a presidential permit does not clear the path for the $8 billion project.

March 27, 2017

President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises - such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction - by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions.

March 24, 2017

The Trump administration is expected to approve a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline as early as Monday.  A person familiar with the matter told The Hill Thursday that the White House is planning to issue a cross-border permit for the contentious Canadian pipeline project by Monday, confirming reports by Politico and The Associated Press

March 20, 2017

On March 13, the STEM Education Coalition sent letters to President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The letters outline the Coalition’s policy recommendations for the White House and the Department of Education.

March 17, 2017

The White House’s first federal budget blueprint unveiled Thursday seeks to fund the nation’s cybersecurity efforts by boosting budgets of the U.S. Defense Department and Department of Homeland Security -- an initiative officials say will guard against the magnified threat landscape that is only getting worse.

March 16, 2017

The intelligence community uses undisclosed vulnerabilities to develop tools that can penetrate the computer systems and networks of its foreign targets. Unfortunately, since everyone uses the same technology in today’s global economy, each of these vulnerabilities also represents a threat to American businesses and individuals. In the future, rather than hoard this information, the CIA and other intelligence agencies should commit to responsibly disclosing vulnerabilities it discovers to the private sector so that security holes can be patched.

March 15, 2017

By the early 2020s, rivalry for industrial innovation will accelerate between the U.S. and China. Ironically, the Trump White House has opted for a poor-economy industrial policy, whereas China has a rich-economy policy. The former seeks past glory; the latter cannot wait to get to the future.

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