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Recommendations of the Select Committee to the President* and Congress

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Nuclear Weapons

  1. Semi-Annual Report by the President on PRC Espionage
    The Select Committee recommends that the President report to the Speaker and Minority Leader of the House, and the Majority Leader and Minority Leader of the Senate, no less frequently than every six months on the steps, including preventive action, being taken by the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, and all other relevant Executive departments and agencies to respond to espionage by the People's Republic of China (PRC) as typified by the theft of sophisticated U.S. nuclear weapons design information, and the targeting by the PRC of U.S. nuclear weapons codes and other national security information of strategic concern.

  2. Urgent Priority to Department of Energy Counterintelligence Program

    As a matter of urgent priority, the Select Committee believes the Department of Energy must implement as quickly as possible and then sustain an effective counterintelligence program.

    To this end, the Select Committee recommends the following:

  3. Implementation and Adequacy of PDD-61

    The appropriate congressional committees should review, as expeditiously as possible, the steps that the Executive branch is taking to implement Presidential Decision Directive 61 and determine whether the Administration is devoting, and Congress is providing, sufficient resources to such efforts and whether additional measures are required to put an adequate counterintelligence program in place at the Department of Energy at the earliest possible date.

  4. Comprehensive Damage Assessment

    The appropriate Executive departments and agencies should conduct a comprehensive damage assessment of the strategic implications of the security breaches that have taken place at the National Laboratories since the late 1970s (or earlier if relevant) to the present and report the findings to the appropriate congressional committees.

    &149;The Select Committee's Recommendations were submitted to the President on January 3, 1999, for his immediate consideration.

  5. Legislation to Implement Urgent and Effective Counterintelligence

    The appropriate congressional committees should report legislation, if necessary, to facilitate accomplishment of the objectives set forth above.

  6. Five-Agency Inspectors General Examination of Scientific Exchange Program Risks to National Security

    The Select Committee recommends that the Secretaries of State, Defense, and Energy, the Attorney General, and the Director of Central Intelligence direct their respective Inspectors General and appropriate counterintelligence officials to examine the risks to U.S. national security of international scientific exchange programs between the United States and the PRC that involve the National Laboratories. Such Executive department and agency heads shall transmit the results of these examinations, together with their views and recommendations, to the Speaker and the Minority Leader of the House, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, and appropriate congressional committees no later than July 1, 1999.

  7. Congressional Examination of Whether Department of Energy Should Maintain U.S. Nuclear Weapons Responsibility

    The Select Committee recommends that the appropriate congressional committees consider whether the current arrangements for controlling U.S. nuclear weapons development, testing, and maintenance within the Department of Energy are adequate to protect such weapons and related research and technology from theft and exploitation.

  8. Intelligence Community Failure to Comply with National Security Act; Need for Congressional Oversight

    In light of the fact that the heads of Executive departments and agencies of the intelligence community failed adequately to comply with congressional notification requirements of the National Security Act with respect to the theft of secrets from the National Laboratories, the Select Committee urges Congress to insist again on strict adherence to such legal obligations.

    International Actions

    With respect to international actions by the United States, the Select Committee recommends:

  9. Need for PRC Compliance with the Missile Technology Control Regime

    The United States should insist that the PRC adhere fully to, and abide by, the Missile Technology Control Regime and all applicable guidelines.

  10. Need for U.S. Leadership to Enforce Missile Technology Control Regime

    The United States must vigorously enforce, and seek multilateral compliance with, the Missile Technology Control Regime.

  11. Need for U.S. Leadership to Establish Binding International Proliferation Controls

    In light of the demise of the Coordinating Committee on Multilateral Export Controls (COCOM) and the insufficiency of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, the United States should work, including in the context of the scheduled 1999 review of the Wassenaar Arrangement, to establish new binding international controls on technology transfers that threaten international peace and U.S. national security.

  12. U. S. Action to Improve Multilateral Tracking of Sensitive Technology Exports

    In light of the demise of COCOM and the insufficiency of the Wassenaar Arrangement, the Select Committee recommends that the United States take appropriate action, including in the context of the scheduled 1999 review of the Wassenaar Arrangement, to improve the sharing of information by nations that are major exporters of technology so that the United States can track movements of technology and enforce technology control and re-export requirements.

  13. U.S. Action to Stem Russian Weapons Proliferation to PRC

    In light of the PRC's aggressive military technology acquisition campaign and its record as a proliferator, the United States should work to reduce the transfers of weapons systems and other militarily significant technologies from Russia and other nations to the PRC. These actions should include strengthening international measures, including economic incentives, to encourage Russia to become a full partner in stemming the proliferation of weapons.

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PRC Acquisition of U.S. Technology
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PRC Theft of U.S. Nuclear Warhead Design Information
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High Performance Computers
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PRC Missile and Space Forces
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Satellite Launches in the PRC: Hughes
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Satellite Launches in the PRC: Loral
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Launch Site Security in the PRC
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Commercial Space Insurance
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U.S. Export Policy Toward the PRC
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Manufacturing Processes
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