United States of America

United States of America

Updates list of critical and emerging technologies potentially significant to national security

08 Feb 2022

On 8 February 2022, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the States (CFIUS) updated its list of critical and emerging technologies that may become relevant for US national security in the near future. The updated list will inform a forthcoming strategy on U.S. technological competitiveness and national security.

The new list includes the following critical and emerging technologies: Advanced Computing; Advanced Engineering Materials; Advanced Gas Turbine Engine Technologies; Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced and Networked Sensing and Signature Management; Advanced Nuclear Energy Technologies; Artificial Intelligence; Autonomous Systems and Robotics; Biotechnologies Communication and Networking Technologies; Directed Energy; Financial Technologies; Human-Machine Interfaces; Hypersonics; Networked Sensors and Sensing; Quantum Information Technologies; Renewable Energy Generation and Storage; Semiconductors and Microelectronics; Space Technologies and Systems.

The update removes some critical and emerging technologies and identifies several sub-domains within those technologies.