Department of Energy launches $100 million tech funding in push towards clean energy

In a statement the Biden Administration announced that the U.S. Department of Energy will “offer $100 million in funding to support low-carbon energy technologies”; it will also create a working group to aid their development and sale. The announcement was made by National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy at the White House’s first meeting of the…

Trump directs federal agencies to assess security risks from Chinese-made drones

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing U.S agencies to assess security risks linked to Chinese-made drones used by American government fleets, prioritizing their removal. The executive order directs all U.S. agencies to outline the security risks posed to the existing government drone fleet from drones built by Chinese companies or by…

Trump Administration adds China’s Comac and Xiaomi to trade blacklist

The Trump Administration has added nine Chinese companies, including Chinese plane maker Comac and mobile phone maker Xiaomi,  to a trade blacklist which Washington thinks are owned or controlled by the Chinese military. These companies will be subject to a new U.S. investment ban which will compel American investors to divest their holdings of the…

U.S. unveils procedures which shields telecom networks from national security threats

In a significant development, the United States has unveiled a procedure which is aimed at protecting its telecommunications networks as well as their supply chains, from national security threats. In May 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump had issued an executive order declaring a national emergency which bars U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by…

InterDigital Wireless & Qualcomm Inc aim to license their 5G tech to China’s Huawei despite U.S. ban

The U.S. ban on selling American technology to Chinese firms, which now has a grace period of 90 days, does not cover patents. Moreover Huawei owns both firms sizeable dues … cutting off business relations could potential mean massive writedowns if not write-offs. In a significant development, patent attorneys of InterDigital Wireless Inc stated, it…

Trump signs executive order to modernize U.S. government machinery

The executive order bases itself on the findings of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report which saw instances of critical government machinery using legacy systems. In a significant development, U.S President Donald Trump has announced, he has signed an executive order to create a new technology council which will oversee the transfer and modernisation of…