NAVY - DODD 5230.25-PH
CONTROL OF UNCLASSIFIED TECHNICAL DATA WITH MILITARY OR SPACE APPLICATION
|Publication Date:||1 May 1985|
''Stopping the Soviets' extensive acquisition of military-related Western technology in ways that are both effective and appropriate in our open society is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing the Free World today."
The above cited statement from a 1982 report by the Central Intelligence Agency on Soviet Acquisition of Western Technology is as valid today as it was then.
Soviet acquisition of U.S. technology significantly shortens their research and development cycle, and reduces the risks associated with the design of. new weapons and defensive systems. The Department recognizes a compelling requirement to improve control of unclassified technology with military or space application in order to reduce the loss of this valuable national asset. The objective is to safeguard such technology in a reasonable and rational manner without adversely affecting business competition, technological innovation or economic growth. Indeed, procedures have been established to facilitate domestic access because through such access competition will be maximized and procurement costs minimized.
This pamphlet provides background on the problem of technology loss, outlines key provisions of the statutes and directives aimed at reducing the loss, and spells out specific actions to be taken by persons working with military-related technical data. it is intended as a ready reference for all those who originate, disseminate, or use DoD technical data. It should be used in conjunction with DoD Directive 5230.25, 'Withholding of Unclassifed Technical Data from Public Disclosure," and DoD Directive 5230.24, "Distribution Statements on Technical Documents."
Questions or suggestions concerning this pamphlet are invited and should be addressed to: Director, Counterintelligence and Security Policy, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20301-2200.