White House Releases National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies
Oct 19, 2020
The new report is intended to address how the U.S. can adapt to maintain its technological leadership in an age where it is being threatened by countries like China and Russia, which the Administration says “steal technologies, coerce companies [and] undercut free and fair markets.” Doing so requires a strategy that emphasizes the importance of promoting the national security innovation base, which is why the White House is prioritizing national security technologies.
The report also recommends that the federal government “increase priority of research and development (R&D) in developing United States Government budgets.” This point is particularly poignant to this community as increased investment in federal R&D is a key focus area for ASME Government Relations. More on what ASME is doing to promote increased investment in these important emerging technologies can be found on the ASME Government Relations webpage.