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Implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act: New Paper Series Addresses Execution of Key Legislation

7/21/2023

Standards Setting and Workforce Development Explored in this Four-Part Series

The Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has published a four-part paper series on the implementation of the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act.

The CHIPS and Science Act, enacted in 2022, seeks to improve America's semiconductor capacity; promote domestic research and development; create regional tech hubs; and support a highly skilled and inclusive STEM workforce.

The initiative included working group discussions attended by public and private stakeholders on key projects or themes in the CHIPS program. Mary Saunders, ANSI vice president of government relations and public policy; Andrew Updegrove, ANSI board member and founding partner of Gesmer Updegrove LLP; and Naomi Wilson, vice president of policy, Asia, Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC) were guest speakers at the session on standards: “Standards Setting and CHIPS Legislation Implementation.” The April 12 event addressed how the U.S. can leverage the momentum generated by the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act to support U.S. industry participation and leadership in an inclusive, open, fair, and robust global standards ecosystem. 

Following the working group discussions, the Belfer Center developed the paper series to address how key stakeholders can execute on the promise of the CHIPS and Science Act.

The series includes:

Saunders, Updegrove, and Wilson served as reviewers for “Standard Setting: Process, Politics, and the CHIPS Program.” This paper discusses the broad stakeholders in the standards development ecosystem, the impact of standards in the global market, and changes in standards development due to geopolitical factors.

Learn more and download the paper series on the Belfer Center website.

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