Accession Number:

ADA465109

Title:

Annual Report to Congress on Foreign Economic Collection and Industrial Espionage: 2001

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL COUNTERINTELLIGENCE EXECUTIVE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 requires that the President annually submit to Congress updated information on the threat to U.S. industry from foreign economic collection and industrial espionage. This report updates the sixth Annual Report to Congress on Foreign Economic Collection and Industrial Espionage, which was released in Sep 2000. The Authorization Act specifies that the annual report is to examine three aspects of the threat to U.S. industry the number and identity of the foreign governments believed to be conducting industrial espionage, the industrial sectors and types of information and technology targeted by such espionage, and the methods used to conduct espionage. To prepare this assessment, the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive NCIX requested the assistance of the Intelligence Community, including the Central Intelligence Agency CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency DIA, the Department of State, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI. As the worlds leading industrial power and leader in technology development, the United States continues to be a prime target of foreign economic collection and industrial espionage. The United States pays a high financial price for economic espionage. The business community estimates that, in calendar year 2000, economic espionage cost from 100-250 billion in lost sales. The greatest losses to U.S. companies involve information concerning manufacturing processes and research and development. Increasing competition for limited global resources will intensify economic collection against the United States, including the theft of trade secrets and competitive business information.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE