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Our virtual library is an online repository of all of the reports, papers, and briefings that IST has produced, as well as works that have influenced our thinking.

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Reports

Ransomware Task Force: Doubling Down

Ransomware Task Force

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Reports

Information Sharing in the Ransomware Payment Ecosystem: Exploring the Delta Between Best Practices and Existing Mechanisms

Zoë Brammer

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Memo

Testimony: Held for Ransom: How Ransomware Endangers Our Financial System

Megan Stifel

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Memo

Roadmap to Potential Prohibition of Ransomware Payments

Ransomware Task Force Co-Chairs

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Reports

Unlocking U.S. Technological Competitiveness: Evaluating Initial Solutions to Public-Private Misalignments

Ben Purser, Pavneet Singh

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Reports

Public Private Partnerships to Combat Ransomware: An inquiry into three case studies and best practices

Elizabeth Vish, Georgeanela Flores Bustamante

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Reports

Unlocking U.S. Technological Competitiveness: Public-Private Misalignments in Biotechnology, Energy, and Quantum Sectors

Ben Purser, Pavneet Singh

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DOD and SBA Launch the Small Business Investment Company Critical Technology (SBICCT) Initiative

Strategic Balancing Initiative

SUMMARY

The U.S. government continues its push to create access to government-backed financing to reduce risk for investing in emerging technologies. On Friday, September 29, 2023, the Department of Defense (DOD) and Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the launch of the Small Business Investment Company Critical Technology (SBICCT) Initiative. This will pair private capital with federally-guaranteed loans in a program executed jointly by the DoD’s Office of Strategic Capital (OSC) and the SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation (OII). Per the Investment Policy Statement (IPS), emphasis will be placed on investment into the following:

  1. Enabling technologies: Advancing component technologies with broad effects across technology areas.
  2. Enhancing U.S. competitiveness: Creating advantages in manufacturing, strengthening market positions, and intellectual property development.
  3. Patient capital: Investing in opportunities that require patient capital to overcome commercialization and scale challenges (i.e., capital-intensive hardware-based technologies.
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