06 octombrie 2021

National Science Foundation watchdog overwhelmed by foreign influence caseload

http://www.washingtontimes.com

National Science Foundation Inspector General Allison Lerner told Congress her office is struggling to manage the rapidly expanding caseload of allegations that China and other countries have co-opted government-funded scientists and researchers.Ms. Lerner told lawmakers that her office first became aware in late 2017 of foreign talent recruitment programs, which countries like China use to incentivize and influence U.S. government-funded researchers to act in adversaries’ interest.As of [...]