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Spurring Regional and Inclusive Innovation: A Discussion with EDA Asst. Sec. Alejandra Castillo [Video]

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Spurring Regional and Inclusive Innovation: A Discussion with EDA Asst. Sec. Alejandra Castillo

As the United States government makes historic investments in its innovation ecosystem, policy makers have a unique opportunity to broaden geographic and demographic participation in the high-tech economy. With the passing of the CHIPS and Science Act, Congress has tasked the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with administering two programs meant to spur regional economic growth and geographically clustered technological innovation: the Regional Technology and Innovation Hub program and the RECOMPETE pilot program. These programs will complement ongoing EDA initiatives such as the Build Back Better Regional Challenge (BBBRC), and the Equity Impact Investments initiative. To discuss these programs, the current Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Alejandra Castillo, will sit down for a fireside chat with CSIS senior adviser Tom Guevara, who formerly served as EDA Deputy Assistant Secretary and now leads the Public Policy Institute at Indiana University.

Alejandra Y. Castillo was sworn in as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development on August 13, 2021. Prior to EDA, Castillo was the Chief Executive Officer of YWCA USA and national director of the Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency. Her professional career spans two decades, focusing on creating equitable and inclusive opportunities for all Americans.

Tom Guevara joined the IU Public Policy Institute (PPI) as its fifth director in April of 2017. Prior to PPI, Guevara spent six years as deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. In his role there, he led the implementation of the federal economic development agenda, promoting innovation and competitiveness to help U.S. workers and businesses compete globally. He is a non-resident senior adviser to the CSIS Renewing American Innovation Project.

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2022 Impact video

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This Week In Jihad with David Wood and Robert Spencer [Video]

David Wood and Robert Spencer once again bring you all the jihad news that no one else dares to report.Subscribe to Acts 17 Polemics: https://www.youtube.com/@acts17polemics/featuredGet The Critical Qur'an: https://www.amazon.com/Critical-Quran-Commentaries-Contemporary-Historical/dp/1642939498Get all the jihad news: https://www.jihadwatch.org/

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Empty Bins in a Wartime Environment [Video]

The U.S. defense industrial base is not adequately prepared for the international security environment that now exists. In a major regional conflict—such as a war with China in the Taiwan Strait—the U.S. use of munitions would likely exceed the current stockpiles of the U.S. Department of Defense. According to the results of a series of CSIS war games, the United States would likely run out of some munitions—such as long-range, precision-guided munitions—in less than one week in a Taiwan Strait conflict. The war in Ukraine has also exposed serious deficiencies in the U.S. defense industrial base and serves as a stark reminder that a protracted conflict is likely to be an industrial war that requires a defense industry able to manufacture enough munitions, weapons systems, and matériel to replace depleted stockpiles. As timelines for a possible conflict in Asia shrink, the goal should be to support the production capacity required to enable the United States and its allies and partners to deter and, if deterrence fails, fight and win at least one major theater war—if not two. “Just in time” and lean manufacturing operations must be balanced with carrying added capacity. The U.S. Department of Defense, in coordination with Congress, should develop a plan now that involves taking steps to streamline and improve production, acquisitions, replenishment, Foreign Military Sales, ITAR, and other policies and procedures. A revitalization of the defense industrial base will not happen overnight for the United States or its allies and partners. It is time to prepare for the era of competition that now exists.To read the full report, visit https://www.csis.org/analysis/empty-bins-wartime-environment-challenge-us-defense-industrial-base---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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The First Battle of the Next War: A US-China Conflict over Taiwan [Video]

War with China was once unimaginable but is now a frequent topic of analysis and discussion. CSIS ran 24 iterations of a wargame to see how such a conflict might play out. The bottom line: although in most scenarios Taiwan endured as an autonomous and democratic entity, the costs were staggering for all involved.Read the full report at https://www.csis.org/analysis/first-battle-next-war-wargaming-chinese-invasion-taiwan.---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/