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High-Skilled Immigration
The Talent Scout State
How the U.S. can proactively recruit high-potential immigrants
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May 1st 2024
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Emerging Technology
How to Make the NSTC a Moonshot Success
The new National Semiconductor Technology Center can reshape America's semiconductor industry
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April 22nd 2024
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Infrastructure
How Cost Allocation Works for Transmission Lines
Why it matters, and why it shouldn't stop the clean energy buildout
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April 19th 2024
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Biotechnology
Mapping America’s Biosurveillance
A comprehensive visual map of the entities that monitor biological threats across the U.S. federal government
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April 3rd 2024
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Moving Past Environmental Proceduralism
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April 22nd 2024
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How to Be a Policy Entrepreneur in the American Vetocracy
A review of "Recoding America: Why Government Is Failing in the Digital Age and How We Can Do Better," by Jennifer Pahlka
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April 2nd 2024
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March 20th 2024
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Infrastructure
How to Save America’s Transmission System
The overwhelming priority of energy policy must be making it easier to build things
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February 22nd 2024
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Metascience
Progress Deferred: Lessons From mRNA Vaccine Development
We can restructure science funding to help breakthrough research translate more quickly
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February 20th 2024
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Metascience
The ARPA Model: A Reading List
A comprehensive syllabus on the ARPA model and its family tree
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January 31st 2024
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High-Skilled Immigration
Create Your Own Data-Driven Update to Schedule A
Plan an update to the government's shortage occupation list in a new interactive app
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January 25th 2024
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Biotechnology
Congress Can Improve our Pandemic Preparedness
Strengthening the Federal Select Agent Program would mean better oversight of biotech laboratories
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January 18th 2024
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High-Skilled Immigration
Modernizing the H-1B Program
A response to DHS’ proposed changes to better support regional innovation and emerging technology career development
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December 22nd 2023
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Infrastructure
The Policy Interventions that Could Boost Geothermal
Part Four of Hot Rocks: Commercializing Next-Generation Geothermal Energy
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December 21st 2023
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High-Skilled Immigration
Help Wanted: Modernizing the Schedule A Shortage Occupation List
A new data-driven method to identify gaps in the labor market
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December 14th 2023
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Biotechnology
Using PAHPA to Address Biosecurity Threats
A letter to House and Senate health committee leaders on making sure PAHPA mitigates biosecurity risks
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November 20th 2023
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