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Improper Influence in Federally Funded Fundamental Research

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[Technical Report, Research Report]

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Great Power competition has expanded the range of concerns and the level of risk for the integrity of federally funded fundamental research. While international collaboration adds value in many ways to the scientific enterprise, it also creates the possibility for improper foreign government influence, ranging from the misdirection of research to the actual theft of data and ideas. The federally funded fundamental research enterprise F3RE, consisting of funded research scientists, the universities at which they work, federal grantmaking agencies, and federal oversight and enforcement entities, seeks to become more resilient to improper foreign influence by improving its ability to Identify improper foreign government influence risks to federally funded fundamental research Employ effective tools and processes to counter improper foreign government influence Take an integrated approach to resist improper foreign government influence on federally funded fundamental research while balancing it with the need to maintain the core principles and values of the enterprise, and continue to attract the best and brightest students and researchers to the U.S.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science

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[A, Approved For Public Release]