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U.S. funds will boost global semiconductor supplies, secure info tech

Learn how money from the CHIPS Act will help the State Department improve global supply chains and secure the global Internet.
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How technology can strengthen democracy

Activists are using technology to promote democracy initiatives. Find out how social justice movements use social media to build support.
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Securing technology for a prosperous, safe future

Learn how U.S. public and private sector groups work with counterparts around the world to solve pressing problems through new technology.
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Meet the watchdogs guarding internet access

When authoritarian regimes block the internet, these organizations expose the restrictions against free expression.
Doreen Bogdan-Martin standing in front of Palais des Nations building (State Dept.)

Working to deliver a truly worldwide web

With decades of experience, Doreen Bogdan-Martin would lead the U.N. International Telecommunication Union with integrity and accountability.
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Protecting Ukraine’s internet access and critical data

The Russian Federation's unjust war against Ukraine includes cyberattacks. Learn how the U.S. supports Ukraine's cyber defenses.
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G7 launches plan to boost global infrastructure investment

The Group of Seven democracies have launched a plan to mobilize billions of dollars to build quality infrastructure around the world.
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How the Kremlin spreads disinformation in Africa

Learn about Russian oligarch Yevgeniy Prigozhin and the organizations he backs that aim to influence African politics in Russia’s favor.
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Transforming digital access in the Western Hemisphere

The Summit of the Americas, hosted by the United States in Los Angeles, will focus on digital improvements to catalyze a healthy economy.