Accession Number : ADA290904

Title :   Economic Espionage: The Threat to U.S. Industry.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS

PDF Url : ADA290904

Report Date : 29 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The United States, a leader in creative technological research and development, is a prime target for economic espionage. In recent months, government officials have begun to speak out about this problem. In a recent speech, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Robert Gates focused on the changing activities of foreign intelligence efforts when he reported, 'Some foreign intelligence services have turned from politics to economics and the United States is their prime target.' President Bush also expressed concern about such activities when he stated in a speech, 'We must . . . thwart anyone who tries to steal our technology or otherwise refuses to play by fair economic rules.'

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, *INTELLIGENCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, UNITED STATES, ESPIONAGE, POLICIES, POLITICAL SCIENCE, NATIONAL SECURITY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, FOREIGN, ECONOMICS, TARGETS, MISSIONS, SPEECH, CREATIVITY.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE