Federal Research
The federal government reportedly expended about $42 billion on science and engineering research at universities in fiscal year 2018. Safeguarding the U.S. research enterprise from threats of foreign influence is of critical importance. Recent reports by GAO and others have noted challenges faced by the research community to combat undue foreign influence, while maintaining an open research environment that fosters collaboration, transparency, and the free exchange of ideas.
Short title:
Federal Research: Agencies Need to Enhance Policies to Address Foreign Influence GAO-21-130
Start date:
2020-12
End date:
2020-12
Homepage:
https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-21-130
Project leader:
Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics team of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) (STAA)
Country:
United States of America