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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 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”).
AAU and COGR respond to the June 21, 2012, Federal Register Notice on Proposed Revisions to the EAR: Implementation of Export Control Reform, Revisions to License Exceptions After Retrospective Regulatory Review (RIN 0694-AF65).
AAU and COGR respond to the September 7, 2011 Federal Register Notice on 10 CFR 810 regarding Assistance to Foreign Atomic Energy activities.
AAU and COGR respond to the July 15, 2011 Federal Register Notice on Proposed Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML).
AAU and COGR respond to the June 29, 2011 Federal Register Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Safeguarding Unclassified DoD information (DFARS Case 2011 D039).
Regulatory and reporting requirements have become excessively burdensome, a more balanced approach is needed.
AAU and COGR respond to the April 13, 2011, Federal Register notice requesting comments on proposed policy changes to the definition of “defense services” in ITAR §124.1(a).
Report stating that the Department of Defense (DOD) will not restrict disclosure of DOD-funded basic and applied research results unless the research is classified for national security reasons or otherwise restricted by statute, regulation, or executive order.
The Department of Defense will not restrict disclosure of DOD-funded basic and applied research results unless the research is classified for national security reasons or otherwise restricted by statute, regulation, or executive order.