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Now -- on to this month's roundup!

National Security

News & Publications: Nuclear Notebook - The Long View: Strategic Arms Control After the New START Treaty

Jess Rogers, Matt Korda, and Hans Kristensen published the latest edition of the Nuclear Notebook. It was produced in consultation with current and previous government officials, and should prove uniquely useful to stakeholders in the context of pursuing future arms control agreements with Russia and China.

News & Publications: The Surprising Afterlife of Unwanted Atom Bombs

Hans Kristensen appeared in a New York Times article on the retirement of the B83 megaton-bomb and reuse of components in new weapons.

Science Policy

News & Publications: An Overdue Fix: Racial Bias and Pulse Oximeters    

FAS Policy Entrepreneurship Fellow Grace Wickerson explains the interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder effort needed to combat bias encoded in medical devices like the pulse ox.

News & Publications: Assessment of Agency-Reported Progress on the Justice40 Initiative

Hannah Safford, Alexa White, Erica Goldman, and Vijay Iyer deliver a comprehensive look aimed at supporting the federal government’s efforts to realize the Biden Administration’s vision for environmental justice. Hannah also summarizes the findings in this post, and with a helpful tweet thread.

News & Publications: The Metascience Working Group

With partners at Institute for Progress and MIT Poverty Action Lab, FAS launched the Metascience Working Group, a forum and coordination platform for academics and policy practitioners to contribute and draw on key insights that could inform the design and evaluation of science funding programs.

Social Innovation and Talent

News & Publications: 

Two memos from our Future of STEM Learning Policy Accelerator:

The STEMpathy Task Force: Creating a Generation of Culturally Competent STEM Professionals by Anjika Pai + Sophie Swartz

Digital Ethics for All: Implementing a National Digital Framework for K-12 Education by Anesha Santhanam

News & Publications: ALI Coalition Pens Letter to Congress

ALI Coalition members signed onto an FY23 conference letter requesting significant funding increases for education research and development in the fiscal year 2023 appropriations bills.

Technology and Innovation

News & Publications:

We published three memos focused on food security and climate change from our Reimagining the Future of Global Development Moonshot Accelerator:

Investing in Digital Agriculture Innovation to Secure Food, Yields, and Livelihoods by Jonathan Lehe, Gautam Bastian + Nick Milne

Saving 3.1 Million Lives a Year with a President’s Emergency Plan to Combat Acute Childhood Malnutrition by Justin Graham, Dr. Abubakar Umar + Olivia Shoemaker

Unlocking the U.S. Bioeconomy with the Plant Genome Project by Mary Fernandes

News & Publications: Congress May Miss CHIPS And Science Research Targets by Billions This December

Matt Hourihan and Smrithi Sharma lay out the takeaways from their detailed analysis of funding targets in the CHIPS And Science Act. The full report is here.

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