In the News

Jul 29, 2021

Shared African Perspectives on Nuclear Security and GeoTech

By Borja Prado

On the AfriNuke podcast, Geotech director Dr. David Bray discusses how technological trends of democratization relate to nuclear weapons, network devices, information sharing, and space.

Africa Nuclear Deterrence

In the News

Jul 27, 2021

GeoTech Commissioner Vint Cerf and others release the report, “Strategy Toward a Solar System Internet For Humanity”

By the GeoTech Center

As part of the InterPlanetary Networking Special Interest Group (IPNSIG), GeoTech Commissioner Vint Cerf was one of the five authors that released a report that discussed the technical, operational and political challenges toward the development of a Solar System Internet (SSI).

Internet Space

In the News

Jul 12, 2021

Cybersecurity of Space-Based Assets and Why this is Important

By the GeoTech Center

On a recent joint Georgetown and Atlantic Council masters’ class, GeoTech Director Dr. David Bray shared his insights on the seminar’s question: “Cybersecurity of Space-Based Assets and Why This Is Important.” This masters’ class also featured GeoTech Fellows and experts Dr. William Jeffrey, Chuck Brooks, and Dr. Divya Chander.

Cybersecurity Entrepreneurship

In the News

Jun 30, 2021

Zarkadakis in Fortune: How selling our personal data can fund universal basic income

By the GeoTech Center

UBI used to be a fringe idea, but the COVID-19 pandemic has put it firmly in the spotlight. The trillions of dollars spent on both sides of the Atlantic to keep people out of the office during lockdowns have been a massive experiment in UBI. So where do we go from here?

Technology & Innovation

GeoTech Cues

Jun 30, 2021

Raghuveera with the Turkish Heritage Organization: A discussion on cryptocurrency at the global scale

By the GeoTech Center

In a recent discussion with with the Turkish Heritage Organization, Nikhil Raghuveera highlights the geopolitical implications of cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies (CBDC). He explains the three ways blockchain technology affects foreign policy and global alliances. First, CBDC creates the opportunity for a separate payment system from the US dollar, which provides countries like China more political power and the ability to bypass US sanctions. Second, the lack of a standard regulatory framework around digital assets domestically and internationally exposes consumers to cyberattacks and financial risks. Third, many new applications will build upon existing decentralized financial technologies, which will require new international partnerships and relations. In order to create a more equitable world, Raghuveera advocates for the inclusion of marginalized communities and a broader consideration of stakeholders when creating these new technologies and subsequent regulatory policies.

Digital Currencies Technology & Innovation

In the News

Jun 12, 2021

Dr. David Bray judges the 2nd Annual STEM Writing Contest

By the GeoTech Center

GeoTech Center Director Dr. David Bray recently served as a judge for the 2nd Annual STEM Writing Contest. Jointly hosted by The New York Times and Science News, the contest challenges teenagers around the world to write a 500 word essay on any STEM-related issue. This year’s essay topics ranged from using dogs to detect the scent of COVID-19 in asymptomatic carriers to novel desalination technologies.

Technology & Innovation

GeoTech Cues

Jun 11, 2021

Senator Rob Portman on ensuring the United States continues its tradition as the world leader in innovation

By the GeoTech Center

Senator Portman’s remarks on ensuring US leadership in global innovation at the launch of the Report of the Commission of Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data.

Digital Policy Technology & Innovation

GeoTech Cues

Jun 10, 2021

Representative Suzan DelBene on how to shape technology that promotes our civil rights and liberties

By the GeoTech Center

Representative DelBene on technologies that promote civil rights and liberties for the launch of the Report of the Commission of Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data.

Digital Policy Technology & Innovation

GeoTech Cues

Jun 10, 2021

Senator Mark Warner on creating strategic joint partnerships to compete with China

By the GeoTech Center

Senator Mark Warner’s comments on creating joint partnerships to compete with China to commemorate the launch of the Report of the Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data.

Digital Policy Technology & Innovation

GeoTech Cues

Jun 10, 2021

Representative Michael T. McCaul on ensuring a future where technology is harnessed for good

By the GeoTech Center

Representative McCaul’s remarks on ensuring technology is harnessed for good in the future to commemorate the launch of the Report of the Commission of the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data.

Digital Policy Technology & Innovation