Targeting U.S. Technologies
Background

SCOPE / METHODOLOGY

DSS provides statistical and trends analysis on the foreign entity threat posed to the CDC community over the past fiscal year as compared to the previous year. The report is based on suspicious contact reporting DSS collected from the CDC community, and also includes reference to all-source Intelligence Community (IC) reporting. While DSS analyzes all SCRs received from industry, only those DSS determined to represent a potential CI concern in FY08 form the basis of this report. Through analytical processes and application of the DSS foreign intelligence threat assessment methodology, DSS determined over 32 percent of these reports reflected a potential CI threat to the CDC community or represented a link to elements DSS determined as hostile to United States' interests.

DSS analyzes foreign interest in United States defense technology in terms of the 20 categories in the Developing Science and Technologies List (DSTL). The DSTL is a compendium of science and technology capabilities being developed worldwide that have the potential to significantly enhance or degrade United States military capabilities in the future. The DSTL serves as a template for DSS to define categories and subcategories for each technology. Identification of said technologies is a critical analytic objective.

As noted, DSS categorizes and culls SCRs to determine if they have a CI nexus or pose a potential CI threat to the cleared defense community. DSS analysts scrutinize the SCRs examining the critical United States technology, the targeting entity, the methods of operation, the relationships to previous reporting from the CDC community, and all-source IC information.

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