On Thursday, officials from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will provide an update on the Biden administration’s views on research security policy at the second meeting of the National Science, Technology, and Security Roundtable, a congressionally chartered advisory group. Jason Matheny, who has just taken on a high-level position at OSTP, will discuss the Biden administration’s outlook on science and technology issues involving China. Matheny was most recently the founding director of Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology and a member of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, which released its final report last week. He was previously director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity. In addition, OSTP staff member Aaron Miles will discuss the memorandum issued by President Trump on Jan. 14 that establishes requirements for research security policies across federal agencies and the accompanying set of “recommended practices” for non-federal institutions. The Biden administration has not indicated if it plans to modify the documents, which were motivated in part by statutory requirements directing OSTP to develop research security guidance and common disclosure requirements for federal grantees.
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OSTP Offering Glimpse Into Biden-Era Research Security Policy
March 9, 2021
CSET Founding Director Jason Matheny joins the Biden administration as the Deputy Director for National Security at the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Coordinator for Technology and National Security at the National Security Council.See original article