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National Science Foundation outlines its efforts to prevent research espionage
National Science Foundation Director France Córdova released a dear colleague letter on July 11 outlining the agency’s activities to stave off attempts from foreign countries to disrupt and steal taxpayer-funded research and intellectual property. The letter reaffirms the integral role that international scientists, trainees and collaborative activities play in supporting the nation’s scientific enterprise. It also clarifies that the agency’s new measures are a direct response to increased threats on U.S. research and development, stating that while the agency’s values…