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Higher Education Association Statement on Foreign Plots Targeting America's Research and Development

AAU, APLU, ACE, and COGR submitted a joint statement for the record regarding an April 11 joint hearing of the House Subcommittees on Oversight and Research and Technology of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology titled "Scholars or Spies: Foreign Plots Targeting America's Research and Development."

The statement says, “Our member research universities share a vested interest with the government in ensuring that intellectual property, proprietary information, trade secrets, sensitive data, and other classified and/or otherwise controlled government information developed or housed at our institutions is not susceptible to academic exfiltration, espionage, or exploitation.” The statement expresses that the four organizations welcome the opportunity to continue to work constructively and cooperatively with Congress and the major national security agencies to address key security concerns.

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