Presidential Science Adviser Outlines Plan To Strengthen Federal Policies On Research Security

Nature: Trump’s top scientist outlines plan to reduce foreign influence on U.S. research
“After months of outcry over whether the United States government is unfairly targeting foreign-born researchers over purported security breaches, President Donald Trump’s science adviser is launching an effort to strengthen national policies on research security. The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) is working to establish government-wide requirements for what information researchers need to disclose to receive federal research grants. Presidential science adviser Kelvin Droegemeier, who chairs the NSTC, outlined details in an open letter to U.S. scientists on 16 September. … Droegemeier told Nature that it was too early to say how many people federal agencies have investigated for potential security breaches. … He says he will be visiting academic institutions across the United States in the coming months, to hear directly from scientists affected by, or interested in, the recent crackdown…” (Witze, 9/17).