IT & Technology Policy Technology Policy Regulating Use of Mobile Sentry Devices by U.S. Customs and Border Protection U.S. Customs and Border Patrol should immediately update its Use of Force policy to include restrictions on use of force by mobile sentry devices. Innovation & Economic Competitiveness Technology Policy Creating an AI Testbed for Government The U.S. should establish a testbed for government-procured artificial intelligence (AI) models used to provide services to Americans. Technology Policy Improving Outcomes for Incarcerated People by Reducing Unjust Communication Costs It is critical that services such as video calling and email be available to people in prisons at a “just and reasonable” cost. Technology Policy Playbook For Opening Federal Government Data — How Executive & Legislative Leadership Can Help The Biden Administration should explicitly emphasize that open government data is a top Administration priority. Technology Policy Investing in “Privacy-at-the-Sensor” Civic Technologies to Advance Next-Gen American Infrastructure The U.S. should invest in civic technologies that advance next-gen American infrastructure and prioritize individual privacy protections. Innovation & Economic Competitiveness Technology Policy Promoting Transparency and Competition in the Broadband Market The federal government can and must intervene to promote transparency and competition in the broadband market. National Security Technology Policy Countering China’s Monopolization of African Nations’ Digital Broadcasting Infrastructure The U.S. should support African civil society by securing an information ecosystem that advances democratic values. Education & Workforce Technology Policy Using AI and Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality to Deliver Tailored and Effective Jobs Training To address continuous labor market transformation and automation, all Americans need to have access to agile and effective jobs training. Education & Workforce Technology Policy Improving Data Infrastructure to Meet Student and Learner Information Needs A renewed commitment to modernizing the SLDS data infrastructure and to the students these systems serve is needed. Technology Policy An Institute for Scalable Heterogeneous Computing Establish a Manufacturing USA Institute under NIST with the goal of pursuing advanced packaging for scalable heterogeneous computing. National Security Technology Policy Using “Wargaming” to Evaluate Manufacturing Cyberthreats and Ensure Supply-Chain Cybersecurity The Biden-Harris administration should address cyberthreats through a government-industry partnership that uses “wargaming” analyses. National Security Technology Policy Creating an API Standard for Election Administration Systems to Strengthen U.S. Democracy Creating a standard API for election administration systems will result in a stronger, more representative democracy. National Security Technology Policy A National Cloud for Conducting Disinformation Research at Scale Online disinformation continues to evolve and threaten national security, federal elections, public health, and other critical U.S. sectors. National Security Technology Policy Enabling Responsible U.S. Leadership on Global AI Regulation The Biden-Harris Administration should set clear priorities championing a collective digital rights agenda. National Security Technology Policy Strengthening U.S. Engagement in International Standards Bodies Technology standards have emerged as an area of geopolitical competition, conferring economic benefits and implicating values like privacy. Technology Policy Integrating Automated Vehicles with 5G Networks to Realize the Future of Transportation Widespread deployment of autonomous vehicles connected to 5G-enabled roadway infrastructure would make travel easier, cheaper, and safer. Technology Policy A National Framework for AI Procurement As AI applications for public use have proliferated, there has been a large uptick in challenges associated with AI safety and fairness. Technology Policy Mitigating Doxing Risks: Strategies to Prevent Online Threats from Translating to Offline Harms The growing use of channels for finding and sharing information about people have made doxing increasingly widespread and dangerous. Technology Policy Prioritize Funding for High-Speed Internet Connectivity that Rural Communities Can Afford to Adopt Federal programs that have recently funded new broadband infrastructure has gone to ISPs that offer expensive internet service. Health & Life Sciences Technology Policy Creating a National Infrastructure for Digital Mental Health Services Addressing the largely unregulated space of digital mental health products is critical to mitigate harm of unverified solutions. Education & Workforce Technology Policy Demystifing Tech Careers: Industry-Driven Transparency for Expanding Access to the New Economy A Transparent Tech Training Alliance could expand access to early tech careers to low-wage workers and help small and mid-sized enterprises. Technology Policy Federal Accessibility Standards for Fully Autonomous Vehicles Self-driving technology is uniquely positioned to benefit people with travel-limiting disabilities and many older adults. Technology Policy Mitigating and Preventing the Existing Harms of Digital Surveillance Technology A set of actions to rein in the unchecked power of the surveillance complex that has attached itself to our nation’s law-enforcement systems Technology Policy Establishing the White House Council on Disabilities The 61 million adults in the United States living with a disability deserve to engage with the world on their own terms. Technology Policy Section 230 Is Essential to the Internet’s Future The law’s critics are right to question Big Tech’s power, but weakening Section 230 would not address companies’ flaws. Technology Policy COVID-19 Presents an Opportunity to Invest in Federal IT Modernization The pandemic accelerated an already rapid ongoing shift to a tech-driven world. We must similarly accelerate investments in IT. Technology Policy Open Interface & Interoperability Standards for an Open and Transparent Digital Platform Marketplace Openness and transparency in the digital platforms marketplace will unleash greater competition and increase choice and opportunities. Education & Workforce Technology Policy Improving Learning through Data Standards for Educational Technologies Open-data standards would provide research capabilities that can be used to precisely identify gaps and create targeted interventions. Technology Policy A National AI for Good Initiative Applications of AI and ML for major social and scientific problems are often constrained by a lack of high-quality, publicly available data. Technology Policy Digitizing State Courts, Expanding Access to Justice To overcome the unprecedented backlog of court cases created by the pandemic, courts must be reimagined as digital platforms. Technology Policy Compliance as Code and Improving the ATO Process The next administration should incentivize and operationalize the automation of ATO processes to modernize technology risk management. National Security Technology Policy Democratizing Police Adoption of Surveillance Technology The next administration should help local communities reassert control over police use of surveillance technology. Technology Policy Privacy Laws Should Help, Not Harm, Criminal-Justice Reform The next administration should ensure that defendants can access digital evidence and protect fairness in criminal proceedings. Technology Policy Eliminating Cookie Click-Thrus: A Strategy for Enhancing Digital Privacy The next administration should establish a digital privacy task force within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Innovation & Economic Competitiveness Technology Policy A Fair Artificial Intelligence Research & Regulation (FAIRR) Bureau The next administration should create a Fair Artificial Intelligence Research & Regulation Bureau to ensure that AI benefits all Americans. Technology Policy A National Program for Building Artificial Intelligence within Communities Create a program to help community-serving organizations tackle the technological and ethical challenges of developing AI systems. Technology Policy Ensuring Platform Transparency and Accountability The next administration should protect third-party access to social platform data to ensure transparency and accountability. Technology Policy Addressing Challenges at the Intersection of Civil Rights and Technology The next administration should establish a task force to address issues at the intersection of civil rights and emerging technologies. Education & Workforce Technology Policy Protecting Children’s Privacy at Home, at School, and Everywhere in Between The next administration should better protect children’s privacy by supporting privacy laws and providing resources to federal agencies. Technology Policy Promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation Through Business-to-Business (B2B) Data Sharing The Federal Government should establish a B2B data-sharing program to stimulate competition and innovation in the technology industry. Technology Policy Strengthening the Integrity of Government Payments Using Artificial Intelligence The Federal Government should create a national initiative to integrate artificial intelligence into federal agencies’ payment processes. Technology Policy Creating Transparency and Fairness in Automated Decision Systems for Administrative Agencies The Federal Government should take immediate action to promote the transparency and accountability of automated decision systems. Technology Policy Scaling Proven IT Modernization Strategies Across the Federal Government An approach to scale proven IT strategies to fix and modernize the federal government’s technology infrastructure, processes and culture. Innovation & Economic Competitiveness Technology Policy Establishing a White House Taskforce to Promote Digital Market Competition The next administration should establish a White House Taskforce focused on promoting digital market competition. Technology Policy Section 230: A Reform Agenda for the Next Administration A blueprint for the next administration to reform Section 230. Education & Workforce Technology Policy Supporting Equitable Access to Education by Closing the Homework Gap The next administration should maximize the use of all available policy tools to close the homework gap and keep it closed. Technology Policy Increasing Public Engagement and Transparency at the FCC by Holding a Second Monthly Meeting The next FCC Chair should improve transparency and public debate on pending agency actions by adding another monthly Commissioner’s meeting. Technology Policy Restoring the Federal Communications Commission’s Legal Authority to Oversee the Broadband Market The FCC’s next leadership team must prioritize restoring the agency’s authority to protect consumer and competition in the broadband market Technology Policy Creating a Broadband Data Dashboard to Support Federal Communications Commission Decision-Making The next administration should launch a concerted broadband data-collection and analysis effort to support broadband decision-making. Health & Life Sciences Technology Policy Creating a COVID-19 Commission on Public Health Misinformation The next administration should create a high-level COVID-19 Commission on Public Health Misinformation. National Security Technology Policy A National Secure Electronics Initiative Developing a sophisticated National Secure Electronics Initiative is integral to the future of US national security. Education & Workforce Technology Policy Reform Education’s General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) and Grants Administration Processes Increase the impact of education investments by strengthening data analytics, evaluation, and evidence capacity in formula grant programs. Science Policy Technology Policy Open Access to Federally-funded Research Data Require federally funded scientists to share their data. Build an international research data commons. Accelerate scientific progress. Technology Policy Leveraging machine learning to reduce cost & burden of reviewing research proposals at S&T agencies A proposal to introduce machine learning to triage scientific proposals at S&T agencies to save over $300 million annually. Technology Policy Leading the Way: A National Task Force on Connected Vehicles A proposal to create a coherent vision for U.S. leadership in connected vehicles. Technology Policy Harnessing Data Analytics to Improve the Lives of Individuals and Families: A National Data Strategy A proposal to create and enable the conditions for federal, state, and local decision-makers to adopt use of modern data analytics. Technology Policy Have Your Data and Use It Too: A Federal Initiative for Protecting Privacy while Advancing AI A proposal to address privacy concerns surrounding the growing use of artificial intelligence. Technology Policy A National Strategy on Privacy and Civil Liberties A proposal to institute meaningful protections against government surveillance in the United States. Education & Workforce Technology Policy Making Computer Science Education Universal for All Students A new National Computer Science Initiative can bring CS education to all students across the United States. Technology Policy Combating Digital Disinformation: Resisting Foreign Influence Operations through Federal Policy A two-part plan for federal action to thwart political disinformation efforts and preserve the sanctity of the American political process. Technology Policy Modernizing Radio Spectrum Management Rethinking spectrum policy through a set of targeted reforms can maximize productive use of the radio spectrum.