New America

For Support Of TechCongress

  • Amount
    $250,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    10/2/2019
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
Tech Congress, a program at New America Foundation, places computer scientists, engineers, and other technologists in Congressional offices through its one-year Congressional Innovation Fellowship. Fellows’ work spans issues such as election security, data privacy, artificial intelligence ethics, the future of work, defense technology, and regulations for autonomous vehicle and drones. TechCongress’s ultimate objective is to galvanize Capitol Hill to independently hire staff with technical skills, and to build its own internal mechanisms for sourcing technical expertise. TechCongress will have achieved success when Congress is solving its own tech deficit and TechCongress is no longer necessary.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.newamerica.net 
Address
740 15th St., NW, Unit 900
Washington, DC 20005
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for the Resource Security Program  
This grant will support New America’s Resource Security Program. Climate change is already shaping human security by making droughts longer and drier, storms stronger, and fires and floods more destructive. This program seeks to redefine security for the 21st century, with a focus on the link between natural resources and human security. This entails research around the geopolitics of natural resources, including energy, water, food, and critical materials. The program will also emphasize research around climate security and how climate change will reshape the risks to peace, looking for ideas that can guide policies, investments, and actions to prevent conflict and build security.
for bridging open education and equity in preK-12 districts  
New America is a nonpartisan think tank dedicated to renewing America by confronting the challenges caused by rapid technological and social change and seizing the opportunities those changes create. New America’s Education Policy program will undertake a three-year project to report on and promote the development of inclusive teaching and learning that combines OER and culturally responsive teaching methods; conduct policy analysis on this topic; and disseminate stories and recommendations on a national level. This grant serves key goals for the Education Program and the Open Education Strategy, including developing pedagogy, practice, and a more inclusive and responsive field. (Substrategy: Systems.)

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