The Department ofDefense (DoD) fully supports free scientific exchanges and dissemination of research results to the maximum extent possible. Critical to enabling exchanges and dissemination is an understanding on the part ofDoD acquisition personnel and the research community ofthe statutes, regulations, and policies governing restrictions that apply to the DoD on basic and applied research, recognizing the necessarily open nature of unclassified fundamental research. Understanding will help guide DoD acquisition personnel and contract and grant recipients in making plans and decisions that will affect performance of research under DoD awards and implementing measures that may be needed to comply with appropriate controls.
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Deemed ExportsAn Academic's ViewDeemed Export Advisory CommitteeJanuary 22, 2006Arthur BienenstockStanford UniversityArthur Bienenstock•Stanford professor since 1967•Director, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, 1978-97•Associate Director, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 1992-7•Associate Director for Science
Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee. My name is William Wulf and I am on leave from the University of Virginia to serve as President of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Founded in 1964, the NAE provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. It operates under the same congressional act of incorporation that established the National Academy of Sciences, signed in 1863 by President Lincoln. Under this charter the NAE is directed "whenever called upon by any department or agency of the government, to investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art [technology].” I am pleased to come to this hearing today to remind all members of the committee of the important contributions foreign-born scholars, scientists, and engineers have made and continue to make to this country. Foreign-born scientists and engineers have come to the United States, stayed in large numbers, and we are more prosperous and more secure, in large part, because of them!
Dear Chaimlan IGOSS: I write OJIb1e half of the Association of American Universities to express our grave concern about rf~ports that the Select Committee on Intelligence is considering the inclusion of pro' visions ofH.R. 3179, the Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Tools Improvement Act of 2003, in the FY 2005 Intelligence Authorization Act. We believe that significant additions to the jPatriot Act should be considered carefully --and publicly --in the context of next year's planned review of the Act. We strongly urge you to defer action on any elements of H.R. 3179 this year, and to consider that bill as part of next year's review of the Patriot Act.
Over the past three years, universities across the country have reported a significant increase of situations where a sponsor has included award language that either restricts the dissemination of research results or the use of foreign nationals without prior approval on certain research projects. This report focuses on current issues relating to such restrictions.
Dear Jack: We write to transmit to you the final report of the Joint AAU/COGR Task Force on Restrictions on Research Awards and Troublesome Research Clauses.
The dynamic tension between the free exchange of ideas and the concern for their exploitation by those who would do us harm is a longstanding challenge. Following World War II, great advances in science and technology were fueled by significant investments by the federal government. Several times during these technological revolutions, concerns for security created impediments to the broad dissemination of research and several committees and panels investigated this. Much has been written on these discussions and we can benefit from the wisdom in these writings.1
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