Targeting U.S. Technologies

Executive Summary

Targeted Technologies

DSS analyzes foreign interest in U.S. defense technology in terms of the 20 categories in the Developing Science and Technologies List (DSTL). Identification of which technologies suspicious elements are targeting for acquisition is a critical analytic objective. Understanding collection priorities allows the U.S. cleared defense industry to establish security countermeasures to help mitigate the loss of technology and classified information.

DSS analysis of FY06-FY07 SCRs indicated the following technologies, listed in order of foreign entity interest, represented probable collection priorities:


This listing is generally consistent with previous years' assessments. Suspicious entities in FY06-FY07 continued to target "Information Systems" technology most frequently, registering a five percent increase in the number of SCRs involving that technology. The remaining nine categories also showed small increases, demonstrating continued interest in these technologies, but DSS believes the increases in reporting are attributable in part to enhanced awareness and sensitivity of defense industry to report suspicious incidents involving these known targets of foreign interest.

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