"Sensitive but unclassified" information and other controls : policy and options for scientific and technical information
- Genevieve J. Knezo.
- [Washington, D.C. : Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress], 2006.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (89 pages) : PDF
- CRS report for Congress RL33303.
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- Knezo, Genevieve Johanna author.
- Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
- Includes bibliographical references and appendices.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- "Providing access to scientific and technical information (S&T) for legitimate uses while protecting it from potential terrorists poses difficult policy choices. Federally funded, extramural academic research is to be 'classified' if it poses a security threat; otherwise, it is to be 'unrestricted.' Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, controls increasingly have been placed on some unclassified research and S&T information, including that used to inform decision making and citizen oversight. These controls include 'sensitive but unclassified' (SBU) labels; restrictive contract clauses; visa controls; controlled laboratories; and wider legal restrictions on access to some federal biological, transportation, critical infrastructure, geospatial, environmental impact, and nuclear information. Some professional groups have supported voluntary controls on the conduct or publication of sensitive research ..."--Page 2.
- National security > United States.
- Security classification (Government documents) > United States > History.
- Communication of technical information > Government policy > United States.
- Communication in science > Government policy > United States.
- Science publishing > Security measures > United States.
- Technical publishing > Security measures > United States.
- Technology and state.
- Science and state.
- Government information.
- Official secrets.
- Publication date
- CRS report for Congress ; RL33303
- "Order Code RL33303."
- "Updated December 29, 2006."
- CRS Web.