IT & Technology Policy
Protecting Civil Rights Organizations and Activists: A Policy Addressing the Government’s Use of Surveillance Tools
Law enforcement agencies in the US regularly deploy surveillance tactics to monitor the online activity of individuals and organizations, leaving the public in the dark about how this data is used and stored. Korica Simon offers a set of actions that federal agencies and Congress should implement to preserve the public’s constitutional rights.
Modernizing Enforcement of the Civil Rights Act to Mitigate Algorithmic Harm in Determining Federal Benefits
Algorithmic systems are inescapable in modern life. The DOJ should modernize the enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act to guide effective corrective action for algorithmic systems that produce discriminatory outcomes with regard to federal benefits.
Using a Digital Justice Framework To Improve Disaster Preparation and Response
Reliable internet access is a key tool for connecting communities and coordinating disaster preparation and relief, yet 21 million Americans lack connectivity. Congress and the Biden administration can adopt a framework for digital justice that focuses on improving digital and climate literacy.
Advancing the U.S. Bioindustrial Production Sector
The U.S. government should create a Bio for America Program Office (BAPO) at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to house a suite of initiatives that would lead to the creation of more well-paying U.S.-based biomanufacturing jobs and more.