National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 4, 2023. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

‘Devastating’ NSF funding cuts present a ‘national security issue,’ officials tell House panel

The director of the National Science Foundation and chair emeritus of the National Science Board emphasized the need for funding in the wake of appropriations cuts.
U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D, N.Y., and Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., speak to reporters following a Senate Forum on Artificial Intelligence in the Russell Senate Office Building on October 24, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Rose Layden/Getty Images)

Government AI funding among priorities in Senate working group roadmap

The roadmap for artificial intelligence policy encourages the executive branch and appropriators to support $32 billion in annual innovation funding.
WASHINGTON, DC – JAN. 20: U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo speaks during the United States Conference of Mayors 91st Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Commerce picks 31 tech innovation hubs eligible for $500M in federal funding 

The tech hubs are in cities from Baltimore, Maryland, to Birmingham, Alabama, and beyond, with a focus on semiconductors, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and quantum computing.