Why is America Concerned about 5G?

Next year, fifth-generation wireless technology (5G) will begin to form the backbone of future economies and public services. It will touch every part of our lives, from cellphones to self-driving cars, to critical services such as electrical grids and water systems. Unfortunately, the new infrastructure needed to support 5G can subject countries to threats to ...
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Michael Kratsios to Lead U.S. Delegation at G20 Digital Ministerial in Japan

Michael Kratsios, Deputy Assistant to the President for Technology Policy, will travel to Japan to serve as the United States Head of Delegation at the G20 Digital Ministerial in Tsukuba. Mr. Kratsios will advance discussions of key technology and digital economy issues to promote global economic growth and innovation. While in Japan, Mr. Kratsios will ...
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NASA Schedules its First Women-only Spacewalk on March 29

In a fitting milestone for Women’s History Month in March, NASA is planning to send astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch on NASA’s first women-only spacewalk on March 29. The all-female spacewalk will also be supported by a female ground crew at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Read more via American View More items for Women’s History Month Meet the 2019 International Women of Courage Honoring the 2019 International Women of Courage Five Brilliant Women You Should Know International Women’s Day video ...
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Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence

In his 2019 State of the Union address, President Trump stressed the importance of investing in cutting-edge industries of the future. On February 11, the President signed an executive order to encourage further AI research and development. AI technologies are already transforming nearly every area of our lives. Even now at the earliest stages of ...
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U.S. and Japanese Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 was awarded jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation. Ambassador Hagerty tweeted his congratulations to the American and Japanese scientists saying, “Congrats to both James Allison and Tasuku Honjo on your Nobel Prize! ...
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The World Celebrates NASA Pioneer Katherine Johnson on her 100th Birthday

Katherine Johnson, a trailblazing mathematician whose calculations were instrumental in every major NASA spaceflight program, celebrated her 100th birthday on August 26. One of her colleagues at NASA said, “It’s an important story – how she empowered women of all races. And she encouraged kids to learn. She influenced culture here at NASA, but also ...
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U.S.-Japan Comprehensive Dialogue on Space Issues Joint Statement

On May 16, the U.S. and Japan held their fourth meeting of the Comprehensive Dialogue on Space in Washington, D.C., advancing a long history of space cooperation between our two nations. This fourth Comprehensive Dialogue on Space continues the work to enhance and strengthen cooperation between the two countries from a broad, inclusive, and strategic ...
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