Accession Number:

ADA444152

Title:

Balancing Scientific Publication and National Security Concerns: Issues for Congress

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FORT BELVOIR VA DAVID D ACKER LIBRARY AND KNOWLEDGE REPOSITORY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-07-09

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The federal government has historically supported the open publication of federally funded research results. In cases where such results presented a challenge to national security concerns, several mechanisms have been employed. For fundamental research results, the federal policy has been to use classification to limit dissemination. For advanced technology and technological information, a combination of classification, and export and arms trafficking regulation has been used to inhibit its spread. The terrorist attacks of 2001 have increased scrutiny of nonconventional weapons, including weapons of mass destruction, and a series of research publications, including results showing that polio virus could be artificially created, have increased concerns over whether publication of federally funded extramural research results could threaten national security.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE