An Academician's Arsenal

NATIONAL SECURITY CONTROLS AND UNIVERSITY RESEARCH Information for Investigators and Administrators. Association of American Universities, Washington, D.C., 1987. 13 pp. Free. Selected Readings. 116 pp. Free. Statutes Regulations and Policy Statements. 225 pp. Out of stock but copies are available at most major institutions. National security control over scientific and technical information is characterized by the competing demands of national defense and academia’s freedom to com

F Karl Willenbrock
Dec 13, 1987

NATIONAL SECURITY CONTROLS AND UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Information for Investigators and Administrators.
Association of American Universities,
Washington, D.C., 1987. 13 pp.
Free. Selected Readings. 116 pp.
Free. Statutes Regulations and Policy Statements.
225 pp.
Out of stock but copies are available at most major institutions.

National security control over scientific and technical information is characterized by the competing demands of national defense and academia’s freedom to communicate. Most scientists and engineers are convinced that the ability to deal directly with peers regardless of national origin is essential to progress. Thus, restrictions of any kind, however well-intentioned, are viewed with great concern. Indeed a cogent argument can be made that restricting open conversations can slow the advance rate of scientific and technical progress, and thus actually decrease the security the controls are designed to increase.

In order to help the academic community sort its way through the complexities of national security controls...

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