In this episode, Jim Lewis talks with Ronald Deibert, Director of The Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, at the University of Toronto. They discuss his new book RESET and work at The Citizen Lab, the challenges presented by surveillance capitalism, upcoming regulation attempts across the world, and needed next steps to ensure a better internet.
In this episode, Jim Lewis talks with Brian Hendricks, Vice President of Policy and Government Relations at Nokia. They discuss the state of the 5G industry, the opportunities presented by Open RAN, and the role of policy and financing in helping to promote open and secure telecom networks around the world.
In this episode, Jim Lewis talks with Benji Hutchinson, Vice President of Washington D.C. Office and Federal Business and Brent Bombach, Director of Government Relations at NEC Corporation of America. They discuss the emerging opportunities for facial recognition use in the private sector, how the issue of facial recognition is being considered by Congress in the context of privacy discussions, and how the U.S. compares to other nations around the world in the way it has been deploying the technology.
Jim Lewis talks with Mihoko Matsubara, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at NTT Corporation in Tokyo and a key player in Japan's cybersecurity efforts. They discuss the state of cybersecurity in Japan, how the Japanese government had been preparing for the Olympics, and the way COVID-19 and work-from-home creating new cyber risks for Japanese citizens and businesses.
In this episode, host Jim Lewis talks with Aaron Cooper, Vice President of Global Policy at BSA | The Software Alliance. They discuss how the debate around digital privacy is evolving in the U.S., how Congress is thinking about the issue, and the impact COVID-19 is having.
In this episode, host Jim Lewis talks with John Boyd, Assistant Director of the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) at DHS. They discuss how DHS has been thinking about using technologies like facial recognition to support their work, the impact COVID-19 has had on the drive to improve biometric identification, and the opportunities and obstacles DHS sees in the future.
In this episode, host Jim Lewis talks with Greg Allen, Chief of Strategy and Communications at the DoD Joint AI Center (JAIC). They discuss the role of the JAIC in helping the Defense Department improve its capacity to leverage AI, how the Pentagon is working with private industry to develop new technologies to promote national security, and where future opportunities lie for AI at DoD.
On this episode of The Technology Policy Podcast, Jim Lewis sits down with David Hanke, one of the intellectual architects of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA). FIRRMA strengthened and modernized the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) in order to better address the national security concerns associated with certain foreign investment transactions. They discuss Hanke’s work on FIRRMA as a lead policy advisor to Sen. John Cornyn; the importance of robust foreign investment review and export control policies for the 21st century to safeguard America's innovative and technological advantages; prospects for export control reforms that cover emerging technologies; and the United States' complex and evolving relationship with China.
In this episode, Jim Lewis talks with Colonel Donald Bray, former Acting Cybersecurity Director of the U.S. Army and current Director of Cyber Operations at Raytheon. As the leader of Raytheon's cyber training efforts, Col. Bray works closely with the Department of Defense to train its cyber mission forces. Jim and Col. Bray discuss the training program and how it has improved DoD's cyber capabilities; how attitudes towards cyber among the military branches have changed over time; and how cyber recruitment, training, and operations are likely to evolve in the future.
Quantum computing has been an ethereal concept for years, but what is it really? China is investing heavily in its development, but is the United States really falling behind? Jim Lewis sits down with Michael Brett, CEO of QxBranch, to dispel some of the common myths about quantum computing. They discuss how the U.S. can harness quantum’s potential, and how to face current challenges to American innovation.