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Export Controls: Practical Models

Scenario 1

Giving students and visitors from a foreign country a tour of the research laboratories in your School may constitute an export.

True False


Scenario 2

You worked with your Empowered Official and received a license last year to ship a piece of export controlled equipment to a foreign country. You are getting ready to ship another identical piece of equipment but, since it is identical and less than a year from the prior license request, you do not need an additional license.

True False


Scenario 3

You are teaching a course to graduate and undergraduate students on solid-state lasers. The course is listed in the course catalog, but since foreign national students are involved you need a license.

True False


Scenario 4

Same as scenario 3 EXCEPT the course is listed simply as a “special topics” course.

True False


Scenario 5

Faculty member is going to Germany to do research at a German university while on sabbatical. Since Germany isn’t a terrorist country or on the Treasury’s embargoed list, he doesn’t need any license or approval.

True False


Scenario 6

Faculty member is doing basic research in the area of remote sensing on a contract from the Department of Defense. The contract includes a clause restricting the release of unclassified information without sponsor approval. I would need approval from the sponsor to publish the information but I would be free to share the research results with all the students in my laboratory, including foreign students, prior to publication.

True False


Scenario 7

Faculty member is working with company on GEMS (ITAR controlled material). Contract includes a restriction on information “generated under the contract” as well as “provided by the sponsor.” The faculty member is a U.S. citizen and the information is provided directly to him. Foreign nationals cannot work on the contract even if all the ITAR controlled information is restricted to the PI and not shared with the students.

True False


Scenario 8

Faculty member (U.S. citizen) plans to take his laptop overseas with greater than 56-bit encryption installed on it. He is visiting the U.K, Germany, and Ireland and does not need a license to do so.

True False


Scenario 9

A U.S. citizen/permanent resident may use greater than 56-bit encryption when communicating with someone outside the U.S.

True False