Working with innovators will help bolster America’s tech edge

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The ever-worsening stream of cyber aggressions launched by foreign adversaries continues to underscore why “most Americans across party lines have serious concerns about cyberattacks” from China and Russia ― as well as the need for policymakers to refrain from undermining our country’s competitive tech edge. On the heels of harrowing incidents that range from April’s Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack to the “tsunami” of cybercriminal activities that hit dozens of already battered hospitals in 2020, it was reported just this week, for instance, that “suspected foreign hackers have breached nine organizations in the defense, energy, health care, technology and education sectors.” Washington must promptly elevate the foregoing wake up calls into clarion calls as “techno-autocracies” work to cement their global superpower status. The security of our nation depends on our ability to maintain a flourishing tech industry here at home…

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