Science, Technology, and Security Policy

Since 2005, AAAS has conducted a number of activities in a variety of thematic areas within the science, technology, and security policy space. The below highlight some examples of these ongoing and past projects.

 

Bridging Academic Science and Security in the United States

 

AAAS and the WMD Directorate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have a long-lasting partnership to bridge science and security for biological research.  This partnership promotes trust and communication between the scientific and security communities to address challenging security problems associated with biological research at universities, non-profit research institutions, and health laboratories. For more information on this partnership, please click here.

 

National and Transnational Security Implications of Big Data in the Life Sciences (2014)

 

Bridging Science and Security for Biological Research: Personnel Security Programs (2014)

 

Bridging Science and Security for Biological Research: Implementing the Revised Select Agents and Toxin Regulations (2013)

 

Bridging Science and Security for Biological Research: International Science and Security  (2013)

 

Bridging Science and Security for Biological Research: A Discussion about Dual Use Review and Oversight at Research Institutions  (2012)

 

Bridging Science and Security for Biological Research: A Dialogue between Universities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (2012)

 

Competing Responsibilities: Addressing the Security Risks of Biological Research in Academia (2010)

 

Bioengagement with the Middle East and North Africa 

 

International Engagement: Secure Science, Technology, and Research – BMENA Case studies (2014)

 

Future Opportunities for Bioengagement in the MENA Region (2013)

 

Scientific Engagement in the Broader Middle East and North Africa: Lessons in Promoting a Safe and Secure Research Environment (2013)

 

International Engagement: Responsible Bioscience for a Safe and Secure Society, Workshop Three  (2011)

 

International Engagement: Responsible Bioscience for a Safe and Secure Society, Workshop Two  (2011)

 

Bioengagement with Uzbekistan

 

Future Opportunities for U.S.-Uzbekistan Cooperation in the Life Sciences  (2012)

 

Enhancing and Sustaining U.S. - Uzbek Collaborations in the Life Sciences (2013)

 

Nuclear Security and Safety

 

Nuclear Medicine without Nuclear Reactors or Uranium Enrichment (2013)

 

Nuclear Forensics: Role, State of the Art, Program Needs (2012)

 

Summary Report: Workshop on U.S. Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Management  (2011)

 

International Engagement: Responsible Bioscience for a Safe and Secure Society (2011)

 

Scientific Cooperation to Support Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament (2010)

 

A Global Cleanout of Nuclear-weapon Materials (2009)

 

Nuclear Weapons in 21st Century U.S. National Security  (2008)

 

The Next Nuclear Agreement with North Korea: prospects and pitfalls (2007)

 

United States Nuclear Weapons Program: The Role of the Reliable Replacement Warhead (2007)

 

Workforce Development in Biological Defense

 

Workforce Development: Preparing the Next Generation against Infectious Disease Threats (2009)

 

Biological Safety Training as a Component of Personnel Reliability (2009)

 

Building the Biodefense Policy Workforce (2009)

 

Professional and Graduate-Level Programs on Dual Use Research and Biosecurity for Scientists Working in the Biological Sciences (2008)

 

Selected Past Events 

 

Science and Technology to Prevent and Respond to CBRN Disasters: U.S. and South Korean Perspectives (2014)

 

National and Transnational Security Implications of Big Data in the Life Sciences - AAAS/FBI/UNICRI Report Release (2014)

 

3D Printing: The Good, the Bad, and the Science (2013)

 

The Chemicals, The Conflict and The Challenges in Syria (2013)

 

Give Peace a Chance: Preventing Mass Violence  (2013)

 

Fifty Years after the Cuban Missile Crisis: Science in Support of Nuclear Arms Control and Security  (2012)