The Senate has passed the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) (formerly the Endless Frontier Act), which, among many other things, attempts to diversify and better secure the 5G supply chain by backing alternatives to Chinese tech suppliers Huawei and ZTE. It now heads to the House.
Among those other things would be investment in the telecommunications workforce, improve STEM education, and promote agency coordination on R&D.
Passage was greeted by bipartisan cheers, though with some caveats. » Read More