DoD Countering Foreign Influence in U.S. Higher Education

Publishes a list of foreign entities and takes action to preserve national security and research integrity.

The Department of Defense (DOD) recently released a list of foreign entities that have been identified as engaging in activities that posed risks to the integrity of department-funded research and development. These activities include misappropriation, violations of research integrity, and foreign government interference.

“Protecting and maintaining the integrity of our research enterprise is integral to national security,” said Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu. “The publication of these foreign entities underscores our commitment to ensuring the responsible use of federal research funding and safeguarding our critical technologies from exploitation or compromise.”

The recently signed Policy for Risk-Based Security Reviews of Fundamental Research mandates a thorough review of potential conflicts of interest and commitment originating from foreign influence for all fundamental research projects selected for Defense Department awards.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Lloyd Austin as he heads the Defense Department.
  • For Under Secretary Shyu as she oversees the Research and Engineering Agency.
  • For defense officials as they seek to prevent foreign interference in research and development.

Sources: Department of Defense


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