Backgrounder posted June 13, 2016
Science Policy: Priorities and Reforms for the 45th President
Federal involvement in science and technology is far-reaching, spanning all three branches of government. It has developed over decades from wartime objectives, layers of legislation, diverse presidential Administrations, and growing regulation.
Federal participation in science and technology has aided the nation in meeting national security needs and exploring the…
Backgrounder posted March 28, 2016
The 2017 NDAA Should Begin Rebuilding America’s Military
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is an annual bill that sets policies and budgets for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). This bill and the defense appropriations bill are Congress’s two annual major pieces of defense legislation. With the release of the Obama Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request, Congress has begun working on the NDAA.…
News Releases posted March 22, 2016
Heritage Statement on Brussels Terror Attacks
"The global Islamist insurgency is thriving and constantly adapting. Our anti-terrorism efforts must evolve as well.
The face of ISIS and related extremist groups looks different in various parts of the world. Europe is threaded with an extremist network far greater than what we have seen in the U.S.
Still, the White House needs to wage the war on terrorism…
Issue Brief posted March 18, 2016
Encryption Commission: Making Sense of Critical Policy Options
In the current legal battle between Apple and the FBI over a San Bernardino terrorist’s cell phone, critical security, technology, privacy, legal, and counterterrorism issues have all come to a head. As different judges have come to different conclusions on this issue and with Apple and the Department of Justice appealing these cases, Congress has also entered the debate.…