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Time for Resilient Critical Material Supply Chain Policies

Time for Resilient Critical Material Supply Chain...

The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and Russian invasion of Ukraine highlight the vulnerabilities of supply chains that lack diversity and are dependent on foreign inputs. This report presents a…

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The American Innovation and Choice Online Act

The American Innovation and Choice Online Act

In 2020, a House subcommittee concluded a 16-month investigation into the market power of four of the largest platform operators: Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple. The inquiry resulted in a…

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The Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS) Rule and Review Process

The Information and Communications Technology and...

The Department of Commerce established a new procedure for the executive branch to review transactions involving information and communications technology. When an ICTS transaction involves foreign adversaries and poses undue…

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Rail Labor Dispute Could Result in Work Stoppages

Rail Labor Dispute Could Result in Work Stoppages

On August 16, 2022, a three-person emergency board that President Biden appointed released its recommendations to end a labor dispute involving over 100,000 workers from six major railroads and many…

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Annual Report on U.S. Manufacturing Industry Statistics: 2022

Annual Report on U.S. Manufacturing Industry...

This study compares American manufacturing to that of other nations and offers a statistical analysis of the sector. This report considers three aspects of American manufacturing: (1) how the American…

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Centralizing Supply Chain Cybersecurity

Centralizing Supply Chain Cybersecurity

Black Kite provides the only standards-based cyber risk assessments that analyze your supply chain’s cybersecurity posture from three critical dimensions: technical, financial and compliance. In this paper, the Black Kite…

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Climate Risk Exposure: An Assessment of the Federal Government’s Financial Risks to Climate Change

Climate Risk Exposure: An Assessment of the...

The climate crisis poses a serious threat to the United States economy and human welfare, with a narrowing timeframe to invest in opportunities to avoid the most catastrophic impacts. Extreme…

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Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Systems and Organizations

Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management...

This publication provides guidance to organizations on identifying, assessing, and mitigating cybersecurity risks throughout the supply chain at all levels of their organizations. The publication integrates cybersecurity supply chain risk…

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Growing Intra-African Trade through Digital Transformation of Border and Customs Services Regional Action Group for Africa

Growing Intra-African Trade through Digital...

This report, prepared in collaboration with Deloitte, offers a pragmatic perspective on non-tariff barriers encountered in border and customs services. It argues that these can be exponentially improved through digital…

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Driving Ambitions: The Business Case for Circular Economy in the Car Industry

Driving Ambitions: The Business Case for Circular...

The circular economy approach enables automotive companies to increase revenues per vehicle by 15-20 times the sales price and significantly improve profitability by maximizing lifetime performance. In this report, the…

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Tariffs and the Infant Formula Shortage

Tariffs and the Infant Formula Shortage

The United States is experiencing a shortage of infant formula. The shortage is localized to the United States. Some analyses argue that high tariffs on formula impeded the development of…

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Achieving American Leadership in the Wind Supply Chain

Achieving American Leadership in the Wind Supply...

Wind energy is essential to achieving the Biden Administration’s goals of a 100% clean electricity sector by 2035 and 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030. On February 24, the…

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Assessment of the Critical Supply Chains Supporting the U.S. Information and Communications Technology Industry

Assessment of the Critical Supply Chains...

Directed by President Biden as part of the Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains (E.O. 14017), the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security evaluated the current supply chain conditions for…

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Magnesium Price Spike: A Flash in the Pan?

Magnesium Price Spike: A Flash in the Pan?

This paper will provide a snapshot of the magnesium market at the end of 2021 and place the brief shutdown in China in context. It will begin with an introduction…

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U.S. Options to Engage on Digital Trade and Economic Issues in the Asia-Pacific

U.S. Options to Engage on Digital Trade and...

This policy briefing provides a summary and review of the sliding scale of options for the United States—from the most comprehensive and meaningful (first tier) to the less significant and…

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