Funding the CHIPS and Science Act is a national security imperative
The Hon. Keith Krach
Source: The Hill
A few months ago, we celebrated the signing of the CHIPS and Science Act. This landmark bipartisan legislation will supercharge U.S. semiconductor production and boost the next generation of technological research to maintain our competitive edge over authoritarian adversaries such as China. But our country’s work was not finished on that August morning. To fulfill the promise of the CHIPS and Science Act, Congress must move quickly to fully fund the bill.
We’re urging action not as former public officials who held the same position — one in a Republican administration, the other in a Democratic administration — but as Americans committed to strengthening our country’s technology preeminence, geo-political leadership and security. The reality we face as a nation and the free world is one of ever-increasing cyber and military threats based on ceaseless variations of intense technological competition.