Academic Research Security
The Department of Defense greatly values its partnership with the academic community. Of paramount importance to the integrity and effectiveness of the academic research community has been the open, transparent, and merit-based nature of research collaborations. In recent years the Department, along with other federal research funding agencies, has become concerned that foreign governments may try to undermine the integrity of the academic research enterprise. This site is a resource for the actions that the Department and the interagency are taking to ensure the integrity of fundamental research in academia as well as steps that the academic community has taken. This site does not cover security measures for research that is not designated as fundamental research, which may include CUI or classified research that require additional protection. The Department welcomes dialogue with our partners in academia about ways to mitigate risks to academic research.