Laws, Policies, & Agency Guidance Concerning Research Security


Laws, Policies & Agency Guidance Concerning Research Security

This section provides links to statutes, regulations, and other sources of legal requirements related to science and security, links to federal research agency policy and guidance in this area.   Resources are grouped in reverse chronological order (i.e., most recent resources are listed first) under the subcategories below.  



CHIPS & Science Act 2022

FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act

FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act

FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act


Other Federal-Wide Sources of Legal Requirements

National Presidential Security Memorandum 33 Guidance for Implementation

National Presidential Security Memorandum 33

JCORE Recommended Practices for Strengthening the Security and Integrity of America's Science and Technology Research Enterprise

Copy of NSDD 189

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Agency Regulations, Policy & Guidance


Comprehensive Websites:

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Website on Foreign Interference

National Science Foundation (NSF) Beta Website on Research Security


Conflicts of Interest (COI):

Department of Energy (DOE) Interim Conflict of Interest Policy Financial Assistance FAQs

Department of Energy (DOE) Interim Financial Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy (FAL 2022-02)

NSF PAPPG 22-1 (Sec. IX.A).

Public Health Service (PHS) Regulations on Promoting Objectivity in Research (42 CFR Part 50, Subpart F)



Department of Defense (DOD), DFARS 252.204-7012 Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting

DOD DFARS 252.204-7021 CybersecurityMaturity Model Certification Requirements.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations (SP 800-171 Rev. 2)

NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, Version 1.1


Disclosure Requirements for Researchers and Institutions:

NSTC Research Security Subcommittee NSPM-33 Implementation Guidance Disclosure Requirements & Standardization

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Countering Foreign Influence Policy materials 

Department of Defense Actions for the Protection of lntellectual Property, Controlled Information, Key Personnel and Critical Technologies (Mar. 20, 2019)

Department of Education website regarding disclosure requirements under Sec. 117 of the Higher Education Act of 1965

DOE Current and Pending Support Disclosure Requirements for Financial Assistance (FAL 2022-04)

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)(eff. Feb. 18, 2022) (Sec. 2.16). 

NSF-Approved Formats for Current and Pending Support webpage 

NIH Other Support webpage