Federation of American Scientists

Biden calls on Congress to fund ‘DARPA for health’ in State of the Union address


The proposed ARPA-H would seek to emulate the Pentagon's foundational breakthroughs such as GPS or the internet.

Library of Congress is spending $1.5M on a public Congressional Research Service reports website. Is it worth it?


The library's implementation plan, and critiques from some in civil society, is raising a quintessential tension in civic tech.

After controversy, FBI removes ID requirement for eFOIA requests


The FBI has launched a second public beta version of its online portal for processing Freedom of Information Act requests — without the controversial requirement that users submit a copy of government photo ID in order for their requests to be considered.