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Targeting U.S. Technologies

Background


Scope/Methodology

This report is based primarily on suspicious contact reporting DSS collected from the CDC community, but it also includes reference to all-source intelligence community reporting. While DSS analyzes all SCRs received from industry, only those that DSS determined to represent a potential CI concern form the basis of this report. DSS received a total of 4,897 reports from the CDC community in FY06-FY07. Through analytical processes and application of the DSS foreign intelligence threat assessment methodology, DSS determined 2,269 of these reports either posed a potential CI threat to the CDC community, or represented a link to elements DSS determined as hostile to U.S. interests.

In order to conduct accurate statistical analysis on FY06-FY07 data, DSS compiled FY04-FY05 data to create a comparable data set. All trends, statistics and analysis found in this report represent a comparison between the data sets encompassing these respective two-year time periods.

DSS analyzes foreign interest in U.S. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. technology, the targeting entity, the methods of operation, the relationships to previous reporting from the CDC community, and all-source Intelligence Community (IC) information.

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