Ease Security Limits on Research, Panel Says

Security restrictions imposed since 2001 have unnecessarily constrained university researchers, and those controls should be loosened in order to enhance the nation's economic and strategic competitiveness, says a report issued by the National Research Council of the National Academies.

The report's authors, a committee of high-ranking officials with experience in academe and defense agencies, argued against policies that tighten controls on American researchers and impede