Updates

Undue Foreign Influence is an ever-evolving compliance area.  Please check here for the list of updates and new information.

June 1, 2022

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

Department of Energy (DOE) issued Financial Assistance Letter (FAL) 2022-04 instructing DOE and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) program offices to incorporate consistent current and pending support disclosure requirements, effective immediately. 

May 2022

Interim DOE COI Policy

Department of Energy conflict of interest website revisions

In anticipation of the June 18, 2022 implementation of the Interim Department of Energy Conflict of Interest policy, the conflict of interest and undue foreign influence webpages are being updated.

April 20, 2022

NSF Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Table [4.20.22]

National Science Foundation released a new table for  Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support along with new FAQs on Current and Pending Support.

March 16, 2022

New Research Security Video Series

University of California Office of President released a Research Security Video Series: 

·         Disclosures: Conflicts of Interest & Conflict of Commitments (4 min 40 seconds)

·         Talent Recruitment Programs (3 min 55 seconds)

·         International Collaborations (3 min 50 seconds)

·         Data Security (3 min 30 seconds)

February 2022

Critical and Emerging Technologies List Update

Critical and Emerging Technologies List Update

The following critical and emerging technology areas are of particular importance to the national security of the United States:

  • Advanced Computing
  • Advanced Engineering Materials
  • Advanced Gas Turbine Engine Technologies
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Advanced and Networked Sensing and Signature Management
  • Advanced Nuclear Energy Technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous Systems and Robotics
  • Biotechnologies
  • Communication and Networking Technologies
  • Directed Energy
  • Financial Technologies
  • Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Hypersonics
  • Networked Sensors and Sensing
  • Quantum Information Technologies
  • Renewable Energy Generation and Storage
  • Semiconductors and Microelectronics
  • Space Technologies and Systems

January 2022

UCOP's NSPM-33 Guidance to Federal Agencies Powerpoint

UCOP's NSPM-33 Guidance to Federal Agencies powerpoint

January 10, 2022

NSF Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Table

National Science Foundation released a new table for Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support along with new FAQs.

December 21, 2021

Dept. of Energy Interim Conflict of Interest Policy Requirements

Department of Energy issued an Interim Conflict of Interest Policy Requirements for Financial Assistance

October 2021

National Counterintelligence and Security Center's Protecting Critical and Emerging US Technologies from Foreign Threats

National Counterintelligence and Security Center published "Protecting Critical and Emerging U.S. Technologies from Foreign Threats", which highlighted artificial intelligence, bioeconomy, autonomous systems, quantum, and semiconductors as areas with the greatest stakes for U.S. economic and national security.

October 5, 2021

Report on Agency Actions Needed to Address Foreign Influence

Report on Agency Actions Needed to Address Foreign Influence: Government Accountability Office recently released a report on “Agency Actions Needed to Address Foreign Influence.” The report found that in the absence of agency-wide COI policies and definitions for non-financial interests, researchers may not fully understand what they need to report on their grant proposals, leaving agencies with incomplete information to assess the risk of foreign influence. 

September 17, 2021

DARPA Countering Foreign Influence Program

Department of Defense- DARPA recently released a memo to DARPA staff and contractors announcing their Countering Foreign Influence Program (CFIP) will create risk assessments of all proposed Senior/Key Personnel selected for negotiations of a fundamental research grant or cooperative agreement award. The CFIP risk assessment process will be conducted separately from the DARPA scientific review process and adjudicated prior to final award.

Senior/Key Personnel Foreign Influence Risk Rubric

August 2, 2021

NIH Additional Clarifications to Biosketch and Other Support Policies

Additional Clarifications to Biosketch and Other Support Policies now available (NIH)

June 28, 2021

NSF Current and Pending Support FAQs

NSF issued revised FAQs on current and pending support

June 22, 2021

NSF new PAPPG

NSF issued new Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) effective October 4, 2021 along with NSF Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support.

  • Biographical Sketches page limit increased to three pages
  • Current and Pending Support requires information on objectives and overlap with other projects

April 9, 2021

NIH New requirements for Biosketch and Other Support

Important Information for NIH Investigators: New Requirements for Biographical Sketch and Other Support (effective 5/24/21)

See updated Biosketch and Other Support sections in Federal Sponsored Projects Requirements section

October 19, 2020

New OR Videos for Creating NSF-Compliant Biosketch

New Office of Research Videos for Creating NSF-Compliant Biographical Sketches