House Bill Would Encourage Interagency Coordination to Address Threats to Sensitive Federally Funded Research Published: June 03, 2019 Section 1 ContentA bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) last week introduced the Securing American Science and Technology Act of 2019 (H.R. 3038), legislation that would direct the White House National Science and Technology Council to establish an interagency working group of federal science, intelligence, and security agencies. The working group would evaluate existing mechanisms designed to control federally funded research and develop a new framework to address the security needs of agencies and federal grant recipients. ACE was among the 26 higher education associations and research universities that sent a letter of support to the bill’s sponsors May 30. The legislation also would establish a roundtable, convened by the National Academies, to facilitate discussion and share best practices among academia and the federal science and security agencies on these topics. It authorizes three agencies—the National Science Foundation and the departments of Defense and Energy—to spend $5 million over the next five years to support the new roundtable’s activities.As Science Magazine reports, the scope and composition of the bill’s backers should help it move quickly through the House. Sherrill chairs the House Science Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, which has jurisdiction over the topic in conjunction with the House Armed Services Committee, whose chair—Jim Langevin (D–RI)—is one of the bill’s co-sponsors. The legislation also has the backing of the chair of the House science committee, Eddie Bernice Johnson (D–TX), and its top Republican, Frank Lucas (R–OK), as well as Langevin’s counterpart on the military panel, Ellen Stefanik (R–NY). Section 2 Content Section 3 Content Section 4 Content Section 5 Content Section 6 Content Button Content Rail Content 1 Rail Content 2 Rail Content 3 Related Blog Post This blog series aims to unpack the tensions between campus inclusion and freedom of expression through president and student survey data and commentary from higher education leaders, higher education administrators, First Amendment experts, and scholars. Read More Blog Post Series: Freedom of Speech, Diversity, and Inclusion News June 24, 2019 Congressional members from both parties have expressed heightened concern in recent months over security and foreign influence at higher education institutions, specifically around China. Read More News June 24, 2019 Senate Defense Bill Targets Security and Foreign Influence at Colleges and Universities Summit February 7 to 8, 201912:00 AM to 11:55 PM ACE is convening a regional community to proactively address the challenge of student mental health and how it impacts individual institutions. Read More Summit February 7 to 8, 201912:00 AM to 11:55 PM ACE South Winter Summit: Tackling the Mental Health Crisis on American Campuses Amicus Brief Sed vitae porta neque. Vivamus imperdiet nibh at erat interdum, eu molestie turpis mattis. Quisque mattis nisi sapien, congue vehicula ex ornare sit amet. Sed ornare interdum pretium.Sed vitae porta neque. Vivamus imperdiet ni. Read More Amicus Brief This is the short title for General Content Sidebar page.