Policy Uncorked - November 1, 2022

11/01/2022 | Silverado Policy Accelerator

Policy Uncorked is a new initiative by Silverado Policy Accelerator to provide an overview of the current week in policy news that cuts across our core pillars of cybersecurity, trade and industrial security, geopolitics, and Eco²Sec, or the intersection of ecological and economic security. Below is a list of the recent and near-term items from Washington and the greater policy ecosystem that are informing Silverado’s work. You will also find a round-up of the latest news and upcoming events from Silverado’s team.


  • FELLOWSHIP: Silverado Policy Accelerator is accepting applications for the inaugural Catherine Hinman Memorial Fellowship. The fellowship provides an all-expenses paid opportunity for graduate students pursuing careers in public policy to gain real-world experience working in D.C. The fellowship is for graduate students who otherwise would not have the financial means to spend a summer in Washington.
  • ECO²SEC: Silverado sponsored a webinar with the Washington International Trade Association (WITA) about legislation in the U.S. to incentivize the purchase and manufacture of electric vehicles.
  • GEOPOLITICS: On a new episode of "Geopolitics Decanted," Silverado's Executive Chairman Dmitri Alperovitch sat down with Michael Kofman to discuss the fight in Kherson and Luhansk, the impact of Russian terror strikes on civilian infrastructure, and how the war might end.

Upcoming Silverado Events/Engagements:

  • ECO²SEC: Silverado is sponsoring another WITA webinar on Wednesday, November 9 about green industrial policy and trade. The discussion will be moderated by Silverado’s Co-Founder and Executive Chair Maureen Hinman. Register now.

Strategic Council Happenings:

Here’s what’s catching our eye this week:


The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on Micron’s Plan to Invest in Chips Manufacturing
  • Readout of Cybersecurity Executive Forum on Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Hosted by the Office of the National Cyber Director

Department of Commerce

  • BIS Updated Public Information Page on Export Controls Imposed on Advanced Computing and Semiconductor Manufacturing Items to the People’s Republic of China

Office of the United States Trade Representative

  • Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on the 2023 APEC Trade Ministers Site Announcement

Department of Defense

  • Department of Defense Releases its 2022 Strategic Reviews - National Defense Strategy, Nuclear Posture Review, and Missile Defense Review

Department of Homeland Security

  • DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Performance Goals for Critical Infrastructure

Department of Energy

  • DOE Announces $39 Million for Technology to Grow the Domestic Critical Minerals Supply Chain and Strengthen National Security

Department of State

  • Press Statement: Suspension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative
  • Media Note: U.S.-Taiwan Working Group Meeting on International Organizations
  • Remarks: Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly at a Tour of Lithion Recycling