Virtual Library

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

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

Ben Purser, Pavneet Singh

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Reports

Effects of Electromagnetic Pulses on Communication Infrastructure: An IST Primer

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Reports

How Does Access Impact Risk? Assessing AI Foundation Model Risk Along a Gradient of Access

Zoë Brammer, along with contributors from the AI Foundation Model Access Working Group

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Fact Sheet

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

Strategic Balancing Initiative

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Fact Sheet

White House Releases Outbound Investment Executive Order

Strategic Balancing Initiative

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Reports

Strengthening Resilience in 21st Century Crisis Communications

Alexa Wehsener, Sylvia Mishra

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Fact Sheet

DoD Releases the National Defense Science and Technology Strategy

Strategic Balancing Initiative

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Formal Methods for NC3 Systems

Adam Wick

SUMMARY

What if we told you there is a very concrete way of updating and securing the most complex NC3 systems? Joining us is Adam Wick, Principal Scientist, Mobile Security & Systems Software for Galois, and one of the world’s leading experts on secure operating systems design and implementation. In this paper and call to action, Wick discusses how formal methods, a precise mathematical description of a system’s function is a crucial component to the design and implementation of CATALINK — a radically simple and secure nuclear crisis communications hotline. We dive deep further into the substance of how formal proofs not only minimize language misunderstandings in a system as complex as NC3, they provide a rigorous executable specification on how a system such as CATALINK is supposed to run.

To dive deeper into this discussion, listen to our accompanying The Fourth Leg podcast with Adam Wick: Formally Verified.

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