ABSTRACT

Federal Research: Agency Actions Needed to Address Foreign Influence, Statement of Candice N. Wright, Director, Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics, Testimony Before the Subcommittees on Investigations and Oversight and Research and Technology Committee on Science, Space, and Technology House of Representatives   [open pdf - 410KB]

From the Highlights: "The federal government reported expending about $44.5 billion on university science and engineering research in fiscal year 2019. Safeguarding the U.S. research enterprise from threats of foreign influence is of critical importance. Recent reports by GAO [Government Accountability Office] and others have noted challenges the research community faces in combatting undue foreign influence while also maintaining an open research environment that fosters collaboration, transparency, and the free exchange of ideas. This testimony discusses, among other things, (1) COI [conflict of interest] policies and disclosure requirements at selected agencies and universities that address potential foreign threats, and (2) mechanisms to monitor and enforce policies and requirements."

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GAO-22-105434
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2021-10-05
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Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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