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Research Security

Department of Commerce Research Security Program


The Department of Commerce (DOC) Research Security Program promotes mutually beneficial international engagement while taking steps to mitigate potential threats and safeguard our research enterprise. We recognize the contributions foreign nationals make to our research programs. Our partnerships with researchers worldwide provide access to experience and expertise essential to advancing global measurement science and the innovation ecosystem. We also recognize the importance of protecting our resources and intellectual property from entities with intentions inimical to that of the traditional science and research environment. We aim to achieve an appropriate balance between open scientific collaboration and security using a risk-based methodology to assign scalable, non-intrusive security countermeasure that adequately safeguard DOC scientific research and intellectual property.


Included here are links to all DOC Orders and policies pertinent to research security: