Foreign Economic Espionage in Cyberspace/Targeted Technologies

Targeted TechnologiesEdit

Although many aspects of U.S. economic activity and technology are of potential interest to foreign intelligence collectors, we judge that the highest interest is in the following areas:

Industry Priority Sectors / Technologies
Energy / Alternative Energy
  • Advanced pressurized water reactor and high-temperature, gas-cooled nuclear power stations
  • Biofuels
  • Energy-efficient industries
  • Oil, gas, and coalbed methane development, including fracking
  • Smart grids
  • Solar energy technology
  • Wind turbines
Biotechnology
  • Advanced medical devices
  • Biomanufacturing and chemical manufacturing
  • Biomaterials
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Infectious disease treatment
  • New vaccines and drugs
Defense Technology
  • Aerospace & Aeronautic Systems
  • Armaments
  • Marine Systems
  • Radar
  • Optics
Environmental Protection
  • Batteries
  • Energy-efficient appliances
  • Green building materials
  • Hybrid and electric cars
  • Waste management
  • Water/air pollution control
High-End Manufacturing
  • 3D printing
  • Advanced robotics
  • Aircraft engines
  • Aviation maintenance and service sectors
  • Civilian aircraft
  • Electric motors
  • Foundational manufacturing equipment
  • High-end computer numerically controlled machines
  • High-performance composite materials
  • High-performance sealing materials
  • Integrated circuit manufacturing equipment and assembly technology
  • Space infrastructure and exploration technology
  • Synthetic rubber
Information and Communications Technology
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big data analysis
  • Core electronics industries
  • E-commerce services
  • Foundational software products
  • High-end computer chips
  • Internet of Things
  • Network equipment
  • Next-generation broadband wireless communications networks
  • Quantum computing and communications
  • Rare-earth materials