Issue BriefJul 28, 2022
Principles to practice: Using ethical spectrums to guide decision-making
By Steven Tiell and Lara Pesce Ares
There is widespread awareness among researchers, companies, policy makers, and the public that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data raises challenges involving justice, privacy, autonomy, transparency, and accountability.
ReportJul 25, 2022
Cybersecure the future: Ransomware
By Trent Teyema, Kiran S. Jivnani, David Bray
This report endeavors to examine key challenges in predicting, safeguarding against, and dealing with ransomware attacks, thereby better informing US and international policy to combat such attacks and their perpetrators.
GeoTech CuesJul 22, 2022
Health challenges are intimately linked to climate change. How will we prepare?
By Tiffany Vora
Introduction In 2018, a report from the Lancet Countdown firmly established that rising temperatures and extreme weather events are accelerating health risks all over the world; the 2021 report from the same group described the situation as “code red.” Fortunately, accelerating innovation in technology is delivering the opportunity to radically transform the future of health—while […]
GeoTech CuesJun 17, 2022
The next phase of US-China economic and technological decoupling
By Kit Conklin
The Rebuttable Presumption: President Joe Biden signed the UFLPA into law in December 2021, and enforcement of the Act begins on June 21st, 2022. The Act bans the import of goods or commodities from China produced with forced labor through a “rebuttable presumption,” which states that all goods produced in Xinjiang and/or supply chains connected […]
GeoTech CuesFeb 15, 2022
At the nexus of technology and security: Biometrics at the border
By Seth Stodder, Thomas S. Warrick
In November 2020, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a proposed rule to expand biometric processing to all non-US citizens and remove port limitations on the use of biometrics in the exit environment. The proposal has drawn a flurry of comments, both positive and negative with multiple privacy and immigrant-advocacy organizations raising objections to the continuation of CBP’s use of facial biometrics.
GeoTech CuesJan 28, 2022
Cybersecurity in service delivery
By Andrés de Jongh
As in any era of exponential growth, the speed at which benefits are created for society is closely followed by potential threats that must be guarded against. Cyber risks pose a threat to the efficient delivery of key services and to the personal information of individual citizens. Service delivery is rapidly becoming more digital on the infrastructure front, but the range of electronic government solutions that have been deployed is even broader.
GeoTech CuesDec 22, 2021
How DNA-reading technologies promise to boost social and economic trust
By Borja Prado
The expansion of non-medical uses of DNA-reading technologies promises to unleash the immense benefits of bio-technologies in our societies, while expanding the public’s trust in its capabilities.
GeoTech CuesDec 17, 2021
The next step in community-centric service delivery
By Andrés de Jongh
Communities are evolving; as is the data they generate, so government service delivery must evolve as well. Richer data comes with a wide array of opportunities and a proportionate number of risks. Therefore, the future of digital government and centric service delivery requires a comprehensive roadmap that takes into account each area’s starting point, resources, and objectives.