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Exports Controls

The United States government controls the export of sensitive equipment, software, and technologies, in order to protect our national security interests and foreign policy objectives. The export control system consists of two primary sets of export control regulations: the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). EAR regulates “dual-use” technologies that can be used for both civilian and defense purposes, while ITAR regulates the export of defense-related articles and services.

Since research universities conduct over 60 percent of the fundamental research performed in the country, export control regulations are extremely important to faculty, researchers, and students involved in the conduct of research. The controlled export of items, software, technologies, and equipment impacts the conduct of scientific research at U.S. universities. For many years, AAU and our member-universities have worked closely with the U.S. government under the Bush and Obama Administrations to reform export control regulations and policies.

 

 

AAU and COGR comment to Mr. Dustin Pitsch, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, on DFARS Case 2013-D018, October 30, 2015.
Comments from AAU, APLU, COGR on the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security Revisions to Definitions in the Export Administration Regulations (RIN 0694-AG32), August 3, 2015.
Enclosed please find comments from the Association of American Universities, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the Council on Governmental Relations on the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security Revisions to Definitions in the Export Administration Regulations (RIN 0694-AG32). Our staff is available to provide more information or discuss these matters further should you have any questions regarding our comments.
Comments from AAU, APLU, and the Council on Governmental Relations on the ITAR Amendment – Revisions to Definitions; Data Transmission and Storage (RIN 1400-AD70), August 3, 2015.
AAU and COGR respond to the June 12, 2013 Federal Register Notice (78 FR 35195) which proposes to amend the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulations (DEAR) to add export control compliance requirements.
AAU and COGR respond to the May 24, 2013 Federal Register Notice (78 FR 31444) on proposed revisions to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) relating to U.S. Munitions List Category XV and Defense Services (RIN 1400-AD33). 
AAU and COGR respond to the May 24, 2013 Federal Register Notice (78 FR 31431) on the changes proposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s BIS with regard to the transfer of spacecraft systems and related items from the USML to the CCL (RIN 0694-AF87).
Comments to the Senate Committee on Armed Services from AAU, APLU, and COGR supporting the Safeguarding United States Satellite Leadership and Security Act of 2012 (S. 3211).
AAU and COGR respond to Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) proposed by DOD on March 3, 2010 (75FR9563) for the DFARS (Case 2008-D028, “Safeguarding Unclassified Information”).