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U.S. Moves to Protect Technologies Considered Critical to National Security


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The U.S. National Security Council has issued guidelines for the protection of technologies crucial to national security.

Credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

The U.S. National Security Council on Thursday issued guidelines to protect technologies crucial to national security, including artificial intelligence, quantum information science, and semiconductors.

A senior White House official said the report directs federal agencies to prevent these technologies from falling into the hands of foreign adversaries.

The effort intends to encourage government departments and agencies to rally around U.S. researchers, academics, and private-sector players that convert ideas into security-fortifying innovations.

The guidelines recommend measures for shielding 20 specified technologies by pushing the private sector to consider the national security ramifications of projects involving critical technology.

They also call for a strong export control system that regulates which technologies can be sent abroad.

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