America's leading research universities guard our nation's security by protecting knowledge, trade secrets, and classified information from foreign interference. In fact, AAU members have a vested interest in making sure this is the case. AAU works closely with its members and the government to ensure that appropriate security measures are in place at all times. Our members also work hard to strike a balance between two key priorities. One, that research must remain open to succeed. The integrity of our nation's research depends on it. On the other hand, some sensitive data must also be protected. AAU and APLU have jointly written a guide to help our members deal with this issue. The guide provides principles and values that steer our actions and helps universities limit risks.
As lawmakers consider measures related to securing federally funded research data and intellectual property, it is important to understand the current state of play for research security in the country to avoid new requirements that are duplicative, unnecessary, or counterproductive
Summary of relevant research security provisions in the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act.
AAU, AAMC, ACE, APLU, and COGR submitted a memorandum with joint comments to the National Science Foundation yesterday on standardized disclosure forms and materials created by the National Science and Technology Council as part of the Biden administration’s implementation of National Security Presidential Memorandum-33.
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Side-by-side comparison of provisions of interest in America COMPETES Act (H.R. 4521) and U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (S. 1260).
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AAU joined ACE and three other higher education associations in sending a letter to several members of Congress opposing Section 818, “Department of Defense (DOD) contractor professional training material disclosure requirements” included in the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act.
AAU joined with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) in submitting comments to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee as the House and Senate Committees work to finalize a conference agreement in the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
CNSF Submits Policy Recommendations in Response to Biden Administration’s FY 2023 multi-agency R&D priorities to OMB and OSTP
The Coalition for National Science Funding, which includes AAU, sent a letter to the directors of OMB and OSTP with a list of policy priorities for NSF funding for Fiscal Year 2023.
Summary of research security provisions in the House FY22 NDAA package (H.R. 4350.)