Rebecca van Burken is a technology policy analyst at Reason Foundation.
van Burken contributes to Reason’s technology policy efforts and to work regarding privatization and the technology sector.
van Burken comes to Reason with experience working with the American commercial space industry. Before Reason, van Burken worked with the Satellite Industry Association and the Commercial Spaceflight Federation to represent collections of innovative space companies in government and regulatory issues.
In addition to working with Reason, van Burken is currently a part-time JD candidate at the
American Washington College of Law where she is focusing on technology and space-related law. She comes to Reason also as an Associate with the Emerging Technology Leadership Program with the Charles Koch Institute’s Koch Associate Program. van Burken received her undergraduate degree from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. At GW, van Burken majored in international affairs with two concentrations in security policy and conflict resolution and a minor in political science.
The commercial space industry is making NASA's operations more cost-effective and encouraging innovation.
It is crucial for the administration to continue working with the private space industry.
A nationalized 5G network would cost taxpayers billions, slow down innovation and put the U.S. behind China in the race for 5G.
Expanded digital services are necessary during the pandemic and the long-term.
If the DOJ and FCC force social media companies to regulate more speech or take legal responsibility for third parties on their platforms, there will be more censorship of all sides, not less.
The days of NASA developing products and programs without commercial partnerships are over.