In a regional webinar today, Kelvin Droegemeier, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, urged researchers to be aware of the pervasive threat by some foreign governments to the United States.
The talk, “Enhancing the Security and Integrity of America’s Research Enterprise,” hosted by the University of Tennessee System and Vanderbilt University, was supported by the National Science Foundation. Researchers from institutions in Tennessee, Louisiana, Kentucky and Arkansas participated in the 75 minute event.
“This is an amazing time in American science and technology,” Droegemeier said to the hundreds of researchers attending virtually. “We must protect our values and mitigate the risks.”
With United States research values ranging from openness and transparency to freedom of inquiry and merit-based competition, Droegemeier said inappropriate behaviors either by some researchers or foreign governments jeopardize the