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Technological tools are today a vital component of modern statecraft.  Nations hack into each other’s computer networks to collect intelligence, prepare the battlefield, and carry out sabotage. They also invest heavily in technologies that promise to fundamentally change the way we communicate. Drawing upon a diverse network of Fellows, strong alliances with the private sector, existing regional programming, and our Serious Games Initiative, the Science and Technology Innovation Program evaluates the risk of miscalculation in the digital age, identifies possible solutions and investigates options for addressing future policy challenges.

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Special Initiative: 5G Beyond Borders

The Wilson Center’s 5G Beyond Borders project explores how the U.S., Canada, and Mexico can work together to maximize the benefits of 5G and related technology through informed policy solutions.  The project offers an overview of the landscape of 5G technology around the globe, while also focusing on the impact of 5G on North American business, and smart manufacturing. Cross-border collaboration between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico is essential to a secure transition. 5G Beyond Borders explores not only 5G security, but how North American cooperation can reduce risks, maximize economic gains, and ensure an efficient 5G rollout.

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Congressional Cybersecurity Lab

The Wilson Center's Technology Labs

As part of STIP's work to promote vital conversations around emerging technologies, we work directly with legislative and executive branch leaders to provide educational opportunities. The foundation of this work is the Wilson Center's Technology Labs, which are a six-week seminar series that provide the knowledge foundation for core science and technology policy topics . Each seminar session is led by top technologists and scholars drawn from the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Unless otherwise noted, sessions are currently being held virtually.

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