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Federally funded Voice of America promotes freedom of press on international level

Voice of America (VOA) is a unique news organization in that it is funded by the federal government. VOA provides news and information to an international audience while promoting freedom of the press, democratic values and human rights, explained Acting Director Yolanda López. VOA practices public-service journalism, holding the powerful accountable and providing a voice […]


EPA works with industry to reduce hydrofluorocarbon production in US

In 2019, the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol went into effect, with the goal of reducing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and combating climate change. Cindy Newberg, Stratospheric Protection Division director at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), helped lead negotiations for this amendment. Newberg said the EPA is successfully working with industry and environmental groups to ensure […]


Government Matters – NICHD Covid studies, Hydrofluorocarbons and climate, Voice of America – August 16, 2022

NICHD led multiple Covid-19 studies; impact of hydrofluorocarbons on the environment; mission of Voice of America


Workforce development necessary to strengthen semiconductor supply chain, experts say

Earlier this year, the White House said a semiconductor shortage could cause historic damage to the United States, undercut technological competitiveness and give adversaries a military advantage. Since then, the $52 billion CHIPS Act passed to ramp up semiconductor production in the U.S. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) just released a preliminary report on the […]


How serious are Russia’s threats to leave the International Space Station?

The International Space Station has long been an example of international cooperation, but over the last year, Russia’s multiple threats to abandon the project have raised questions about what would happen if it did. Kaitlyn Johnson, deputy director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said Russia’s latest threat […]


China ‘trying to change the status quo’ with missile drills, says expert

Just days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China started conducting live-fire missile drills around the contested territory. Yun Sun, director of the China Program at the Stimson Center, said the Chinese are “trying to change the status quo” and use Pelosi’s trip as justification for future aggressive military activities in the Taiwan […]


Government Matters – Pelosi’s Taiwan trip, Russia’s space future, Semiconductor supply issues – August 7, 2022

China’s reaction to Pelosi’s Taiwan trip; future of Russia’s space program; improving semiconductor supply chain

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