Publishing Scientific Papers with Potential Security Risks: Issues for Congress

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This report discusses the publication of federally-funded research results including positive aspects (wide dissemination that may drive innovation, job creation, technology development, and the advance of science), and the negatives (that some research results could also be used for malicious purposes). This report describes the underlying controversy, the potential benefits and harms of publishing these manuscripts, the actions taken by domestic and international stakeholders, and options to improve the way research is handled to minimize security concerns.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 12, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Gottron, Frank

Specialist in Science and Technology Policy

Creator (Author):
Shea, Dana A.

Specialist in Science and Technology Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 12, 2012
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United States
Description:

This report discusses the publication of federally-funded research results including positive aspects (wide dissemination that may drive innovation, job creation, technology development, and the advance of science), and the negatives (that some research results could also be used for malicious purposes). This report describes the underlying controversy, the potential benefits and harms of publishing these manuscripts, the actions taken by domestic and international stakeholders, and options to improve the way research is handled to minimize security concerns.

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25 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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