On December 14, 2018, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced plans for an International Science and Technology Engagement Policy focusing on intellectual property, conflict of interest, and disclosure. On January 31, 2019, DoE issued a policy memorandum requiring employees, contractors, fellows, interns, and grantees to fully disclose and, as necessary, terminate all affiliation with foreign government-supported talent recruitment programs. In June 2019, DoE issued a memorandum announcing it will restrict its employees, contractor personnel, and grantees from participating in talent recruitment programs operated by “sensitive” countries.