Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Senators Float International Partnership for 5G, Other Tech Standards

 Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) and a coalition of bipartisan senators introduced legislation intended to help the U.S. create international partnerships on emerging technologies to better compete with China. The Democracy Technology Partnership Act would create an interagency office at the State Department tasked with coordinating partnerships among the U.S. and other democratic countries to promote research and set standards around emerging technologies such as 5G, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and semiconductors. 
The measure would establish a $5 billion International Technology Partnership Fund to help support joint research among democratic nations, academia and industries, within those countries. The legislation also calls for strategies to provide alternatives for nations that may be considering buying technology from authoritarian regimes, reports The Hill. Continue Reading

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