FAS’ ever-growing Impact Fellowship program is still recruiting its next cohort, but deadlines are approaching fast. As a reminder – the Impact Fellowship program is a selective program that supports the development and placement of emerging scientific and technical talent within high-impact roles across the federal government. Impact Fellows are serving across a variety of federal agencies in roles that augment existing government teams as they confront some of the greatest scientific and social challenges of our time. Here are a few of the positions in search of talented applicants:

Customer Experience (CX) and Data Lead Impact Fellow - closes 3/13

Executive Ecosystem Architect Impact Fellow - closes 3/27

Senior Advisor for Learning Innovation Impact Fellow - closes 3/13

Experience the power of public service for yourself – or pass along the opportunity to someone in your network!

Onto your roundup...

National Security

News & Publications: 

STRATCOM Says China Has More ICBM Launchers Than the United States – We Have Questions

Hans Kristensen teams with Matt Korda and Eliana Reynolds for a closer look at China’s arsenal.

Science Policy

News & Publications:     


(Mathematically) Predicting the Future with Professional Forecaster Philipp Schoenegger
As the Metaculus/FAS Climate Tipping Points Tournament continues – here’s a peek into the methodology of a Metaculus Pro.

Funding the Fight Against Wildland Fire
Sonia Wang and Jessica Blackband dive deep into the funding streams for wildfire management in the U.S.

Growing the Bioeconomy Requires Innovative Solutions
Nazish Jeffery examines the key takeaways from FAS’ Bioeconomy Policy Development Sprint.

A New Policy Memo:

Enabling Faster Funding Timelines at the National Institutes of Health by Lada Nuzhna, Alice Wu and Matt Hourihan - (and a wonderful explanatory twitter thread from Lada N.)

Social Innovation and Talent

News & Publications:

Four New Policy Memos from our Racial Equity in Tech Accelerator:

Using a Digital Justice Framework to Improve Disaster Preparedness and Response by Monica Sanders

Modernizing Enforcement of the Civil Rights Act to Mitigate Algorithmic Harm in Determining Federal Benefits by Alejandro Jimenez Jaramillo

Protecting Civil Rights Organizations and Activists: A Policy Addressing the Government’s Use of Surveillance Tools by Korica Simon

Creating Equitable Outcomes from Government Services through Radical Participation by Victor Udoewa

Technology and Innovation

News & Publications:

Congress Should Protect America’s Intellectual Property Without Sacrificing an Open Research Environment
Divyansh Kaushik writes about the balance between innovation and security at

Open Positions

FAS is currently hiring -- please share with your networks or apply yourself if interested:

Chief Finance Officer, to oversee FAS’ finance, human resources and organizational operations functions as it scales its impact, increasing annual revenue.

Director of Policy Fellowship Programs, to lead cross-organization efforts to connect science and technology professionals to opportunities to serve throughout government and public policy nonprofits.

Associate Director, Science Policy, reporting to the Director, Science Policy, the Associate Director will provide project management expertise, as well as an understanding of policies ranging from evidence-based policy to environmental justice.

Communications Manager, Media Relations, to execute both proactive planning and implementation of a comprehensive communications strategy as well as reactive, rapid daily interaction on issues related to FAS.

Executive Assistant to the CEO, to provide excellent administrative support to the CEO and maximize the efficiency of the senior leadership team.

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