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US, Republic of Korea intensify cooperation on emerging and disruptive technologies

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President Biden and a team of senior U.S. officials recently visited the Republic of Korea (ROK) and established with their leading counterparts a plan to deepen the nations’ cooperation on critical and emerging technologies — including semiconductors, batteries, civil nuclear power, artificial intelligence, space development, quantum computing and cyberspace. Part of Biden’s larger first trip to Asia as president, that engagement came just a few months after the White House released…

Senate confirms Andrew Hunter as Air Force acquisition chief

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Senate lawmakers last week confirmed Andrew Hunter as assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics. He was confirmed unanimously by a voice vote on Feb. 2 after first being nominated for the position by President Biden in July last year. Hunter was previously director of the Center for Strategic International Studies’ defense-industrial initiatives group and also worked as a senior fellow within the center’s international security…